Robert N. Kraft, Ph.D., is professor of cognitive psychology at Otterbein University. After receiving his doctorate at the University of Minnesota, Kraft worked as a decision analyst in Washington, D.C. and then taught at Grinnell College and Otterbein, conducting research on the psychology of film, traumatic memory, oral testimony, and collective violence. His 2002 book, Memory Perceived,  documents patterns of deeply traumatic memory in Holocaust survivors. Kraft’s new book, Violent Accounts (NYU Press), analyzes how ordinary people commit extraordinary acts of violence and how perpetrators and victims manage in the aftermath. His next book is on Memory and the Self.  He teaches courses on memory, personality, cognition, violence, research methods, and the self.  


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