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Elijah Burton-Bachynski

Honours Student

“Man is nothing more than his own project. He exists only to the extent that he realizes himself, therefore he is nothing more than the sum of his actions, nothing more than his life.”

- Jean-Paul Sartre, Existentialism is a Humanism

My Story

As of the 21/22 academic year, I will complete my BA in Psychology with a minor in Cognitive Science. Through my studies of philosophy and psychology, my undergraduate career has been largely an exploration of Existentialism, the mind, cognitive frameworks, and mental illness. I am very much interested in furthering my understanding of what beliefs are, their purpose, and their relationships with depression and anxiety. I take a lot of inspiration from the works of Jordan Peterson, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Albert Ellis.


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