Whitworth Communications

For Immediate Release

January 11, 2001

Neuropsychologist Malcolm Jeeves to Lecture at Whitworth

Author, educator, and renowned neuropsychologist Malcolm Jeeves will lecture at Whitworth as part of a program co-sponsored by The John Templeton Foundation and the American Scientific Affiliation to promote dialogue about science and religion.

Jeeves will lecture on "Changing Views of Human Nature: Christian and Neuropsychological Perspectives" Tuesday, January 23, at 7 p.m. in the Chapel at Whitworth College. Hosted by Whitworth's Department of Psychology and the Weyerhaeuser Center for Christian Faith and Learning, the lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (509) 777-4263.

Jeeves, an emeritus professor of psychology at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, has authored numerous books including Human Nature at the Millennium: Reflections on the Integration of Psychology and Christianity (1997). He also co-authored Science, Life and Christian Belief (1998, with R.J. Berry) and Psychology: Through the Eyes of Faith (1987, with David Myers).

"Malcolm Jeeves has been influential in the discussion of the integration of Christian faith and psychology for many years," says Adrian Teo, assistant professor of psychology at Whitworth. "Jeeves holds the position that, biblically and scientifically, the soul and body are not two separate and autonomous components, but that they are unified."

Jeeves also asserts the idea that neuropsychological evidence points to a link between the mind and physiological processes in the brain and body, which supports the unity of the human person, Teo says.

Jeeves is the immediate past president of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, which is Scotland's National Academy of Science and the Humanities. He is also a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, the Academy of Medical Sciences, and the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Jeeves holds honorary doctorates from the universities of Edinburgh, St. Andrews and Stirling. In 1992 he was honored for his services to psychology in Britain when Her Majesty the Queen made him a Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

Contacts:

Adrian Teo, assistant professor of psychology, Whitworth College, (509) 777-4420 or ateo@whitworth.edu.

Dale Soden, director of the Weyerhaeuser Center for Christian Faith and Learning, Whitworth College, (509) 777-4433 or dsoden@whitworth.edu.

Kathy Fechter, Department of Psychology program assistant, (509) 777-3707 or kfechter@whitworth.edu.

Julie Riddle, public information specialist, Whitworth College, (509) 777-3729 or jriddle@whitworth.edu.

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