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Dr. Julian Jaynes Undergraduate Award
Current 3rd Year
|Occasion:||Deans' Academic Honours and Awards Night|
|Process:||Recommended by the Department of Psychology|
|Description:||Awarded to students who have been accepted into the Major program in Psychology. Recipients are full- or part-time students who have the best overall academic record prior to being accepted as a Psychology Major and who are not already receiving a major scholarship.|
|Background:||Dr. Julian Jaynes loved his family home, Bayfield House in Keppoch, PEI, and spent many summers and much of the last two years of his life there. Dr. Jaynes was the son of the well-known Unitarian minister, the late Reverend Julian C. Jaynes and Clara Bullard Jaynes and was the brother of the late Helen Jaynes Bryant and Robert Bullard Jaynes. Born in 1920 in West Newton, Massachusetts, he attended Harvard College, received his bachelor=s degree from McGill University and master=s an d doctorate degrees from Yale University. A popular teacher, he lectured in the Psychology Department at Princeton University from 1966 to 1992. He was frequently invited as Visiting Lecturer or Scholar in Residence in departments of philosophy, English, archeology and in numerous medical schools in North America and abroad. Julian Jaynes was an associate editor of the internationally renowned journal Behavioral and Brain Sciences and on the editorial board of the Journal of Mind and Behavior. After making significant contributions to the study of animal behaviour and ethology, he turned his attention to the riddle of human consciousness and became best known for his provocative 1976 book, The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind, a nominee for the National Book Award in 1978. The unusual scope of his work spanned psychology, anthropology, history, philosophy, religion, and literary studies. Julian Jaynes died on November 21, 1997 in Charlottetown after suffering a stroke.|