Dr. Jorge Conesa-Sevilla

College of Letters and Sciences

Dr. Conesa-Sevilla is a cognitive psychologist with related interests in biosemiotics, conservation psychology, and aesthetics. Dr. Conesa-Sevilla has taught at various colleges and universities in the United States and has done sleep research in Switzerland. He holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in experimental psychology from the University of Toledo, Ohio.


Dr. Conesa-Sevilla teaches undergraduate courses in psychology.


Dr. Conesa-Sevilla has written about or conducted research in the areas of psychophysics, human ecology, cognitive science (memory), sleep paralysis, semiotics, and psycho-aesthetics.


(2004) Wrestling with Ghosts: A Personal and Scientific Account of Sleep Paralysis. Bloomington, IN: Xlibris/Random House

(2006) Ecopsychology as Ultimate Force Psychology: A Biosemiotic Approach to Nature Estrangement and Nature Alienation. Bloomington, IN: Xlibris/Random House

(2017) Ecopsychology Revisited: For Whom do the “Nature” Bells Toll? (in progress)


(2014) Lucid with the Planet in Mind: Hermeneutics of Ecopsychological Becoming. In Ryan Hurd's & Kelly Bulkeley's Lucid Dreaming: New Perspectives on Consciousness in Sleep - Practical and Applied Psychology. [2 Volumes] Praeger Publishers, Inc.

(2012) Apostasy in 21st Century Academia: Religion-Politics in America’s Higher Education. Aufklärung und Kritik: Zeitschrift für freies Denken und humanistische Philosophie, 19 (4), 67-83.

(2011) The Tree of Everything: Acacia Tortilis and the Origins of the Aesthetic Mind. Restoration Earth: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Study of Nature & Civilization 1 (1), 63-71.

(2011) Transpersonalization to “Petness.” The Trumpeter, Vol 27 (3), 27-46.

(2010) Intimations about a Sense of Place. ReVision, 31 (3&4), 42-47.

(2010) Evolutionary Ecopsychology. European Journal of Ecopsychology, 1 (1), 37-51

(2008) Walking with Bears: An Ecopsychological Study of Timothy (Dexter) Treadwell. The Trumpeter, Vol 24 (1), 136-150.

(2005) The Realm of Continued Emergence: The Semiotics of George Herbert Mead and its Implications to Biosemiotics, Semiotic Matrix Theory, and Ecological Ethics. Sign Systems Studies, 33 (1), 27-52.


David Abram’s “Becoming Animal: An Earthly Cosmology.” (2011) The Trumpeter, Vol 27 (2), 55-58.

Eugene Halton's “The Great Brain Suck and Other American Epiphanies.” (2010) The Trumpeter, Vol 26 (1), 131-134.

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