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V. K. Kool


Class
  • Faculty
Position
  • Professor
Office
  • 2271 Donovan Hall
Location
  • 100 Seymour Road, Utica, NY 13502
Phone Number
  • 315-792-7336
Fax Number
  • (315) 792-7503
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Selected honors and awards:
  • American Psychological Association's Peace Division Project Proposal Award in global competition, 2015.
  • Fulbright Specialist award, 2011 -2015 (five years).
  • Fulbright Senior Scholar award, 2005-06.
  • Goodell Research and Creativity Award, SUNYIT, 2006.
  • Served the Editorial Board of American Psychological Association's Peace Division journal, Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, for seven years (1994 - 2001).
  • Guest Editor, Gandhi Marg journal, Spring 2014-a peer reviewed internationally acclaimed journal on nonviolence in which leading scholars from University of Notre Dame, Williams College, Boston University and others contributed. I also contributed an article in this journal: Whither Skinner's science of behavior, his analysis of Gandhi and the aftermath.
  • Selected for speaking at the conference at Stanford University, May 7, 2016 and later a book signing event was hosted for the invited speakers.
  • Selected for speaking at the Einstein Forum, Berlin Germany, February 3-4, 2012.
  • Delivered 42nd Memorial lecture to medical graduates at KLE Medical College, Belgaum, India, February 2, 2013.
  • Selected for delivering lectures on Peace Psychology at Hacettepe University in Turkey, December 20-22, 2012.
  • Delivered the keynote address, The art and science of self-control and Yoga, at the inauguration of Yoga Center, Mahatma Gandhi University, India, January 12, 2016.

Research:

  • Psychology of nonviolence and technology.

  • Publications:

    Books:
    • Psychology of Technology. Springer Publ., USA. 2017 (see publisher's website).
    • Psychology of Nonviolence and Aggression. Macmillan Palgrave, USA & UK. 2008. For a review of this book, see American Psychological Association's Peace Division journal: Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 14, 341-142.
    • Applied Social Psychology: A Global Perspective. Atlantic. 2006. (with Rita Agrawal)
    • Nonviolence: Social and Psychological Issues. University Press of America. 1993.
    • Perspectives on Nonviolence. Springer Verlag. 1990.
    • Authoritarianism Across Cultures. Himalaya Publ., India. 1983. (with John Ray of University of New South Wales, Australia)
    Book Chapters:
    • Gandhi, modern psychology and wellbeing: Lessons from satyagrah (invited chapter submitted). In Global Psychologies, edited by Moodley and Fernando. Expected for publication by Macmillan Palgrave in 2017. With Rita Agrawal.
    • From empathy to altruism: Is there an evolutionary basis of nonviolence. In Nonkilling Psychology, edited by Christie and Pim. Center for Global Nonkilling, Hawaii, 2011
    • The psychology of nonkilling. In Toward a Nonkilling Paradigm, edited by Pim. Center for Global Nonkilling, Hawaii, 2009.
    • The Nonviolence Test. Originally, it was published in the book, Handbook of Psychological and Social Instruments (1984). Translated into several languages, this test is now available (2016) on web, http://www.nonviolencetest.net, for use at no cost.
    • On using experimental designs. In Essays in Research Methodology edited by D. Hegde. Springer Publ., 2015.
    • Chapter 27 in Attention and Performance, Volume 8. Edited by R. S. Nickerson and published by Erlbaum, NJ, USA. Based on my Princeton Symposium lecture, 1980.
    • Two chapters In Practical Aspects of Memory. Edited by Morris and coworkers and published by John Wiley, 1988.

    Projects:

    • Working on my manuscript, Gandhi and Modern Psychology, in dedication to Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary in 2019.
    • At the invitation of Vice Chancellor of Gujarat Vidyapith (university founded by Gandhi in 1920), I am slated to speak at a conference to be hosted by this university on January 30-31, 2017.

    Presentations:

  • Applications of psychology - social and technological
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