Bynum cited by American Psychological Association

Edward Bruce Bynum, director of Behavioral Medicine at the Mental Health Department of University Health Services, last month was awarded the Abraham H. Maslow Award by Division 32 (humanistic psychology) of the American Psychological Association.

The award was given at the annual meeting of the APA held Aug. 18-21 in Washington D.C. The honor is presented in recognition of a lifetime contribution through research and written work in the area of humanistic and transpersonal psychology. Bynum was cited for his “Outstanding and lasting contribution to the exploration of the farther reaches of the human spirit.”

After the award ceremony, Bynum offered an invited address entitled “Why Darkness Matters: The Science and Neuroscience of Melanin in the Human Brain.”