James A. Easterbrook
Professor Emeritus in Psychology (deceased)
Convocation: October 14, 1990
James Easterbrook received his early education in the public schools of Dauphin, Man.
Upon finishing high school, he worked for a time as a reporter for the Dauphin Herald and Press. Following service as an air observer in the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War, he attended Queen's University where he earned both a BA and an MA.
He lectured in psychology at Queen's and worked as a defence research scientific officer before continuing his studies at the University of London, where he received a PhD in 1963.
Dr. Easterbrook taught for six years at the University of Alberta before joining UNB's psychology department in 1967. He was head of that department from 1967 to 1973 and was instrumental in establishing both the MA and PhD programs in psychology at the University of New Brunswick.
His numerous and extensive scholarly publications include articles which have had a significant influence on the development of theory in motivation, learning and educational psychology.
Dr. Easterbrook retired from UNB in June of 1988.