Rachel M. MacNair, Ph.D.

Curriculum Vitae     

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EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

Ph.D.Psychology & Sociology, University of Missouri at Kansas City
December, 1999, GPA: 3.964

Bachelor of Arts, Peace and Conflict Studies, Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana, With honors, June, 1978

Valedictorian, Paseo High School, Kansas City, Missouri

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:

Director, Institute for Integrated Social Analysis, 1998-present

Administering organization. Approving, overseeing or conducting research projects in the field of connections between social issues in
psychological, sociological, political, economic, historic and philosophical terms. Promoting scholars' networking.                        

Editor-in-Chief, Feminism & Nonviolence Studies Association, 1995 volume

Edited interdisciplinary international journal, currently titled
Feminism and Nonviolence Studies.  Administered organization.

President, FFLA, Inc., June, 1984-June, 1994

TERMS ON BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

Kansas City Interfaith Peace Alliance, 1979-1983    

Civilian-Based Defense Association, 1980-1984       

Consistent Life Network, 1987-present
Vice-President, 1992-present

American Psychological Association Division 48, Peace Psychology 2008-2014


AWARDS:

Arthur Mag Fellowship, September, 1997-May, 1998

Chancellor’s Interdisciplinary Fellowship, May, 1997 (awarded but turned down for Mag Fellowship)

Chancellor’s Special Merit Award, May, 1997

Chancellor’s Interdisciplinary Fellowship, September, 1998-May, 1999

Outstanding Service Award, Division 48, American Psychological Association, 2011

Charles E. Bebb Peace Merit Award, For Outstanding Service in the Cause of Peace. PeaceWorks, Kansas City, 2013

PUBLICATIONS OF RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP:

MacNair, R. M. (1998). The psychology of becoming vegetarian. Vegetarian Nutrition: An International Journal, 2, 96-102.

Dissertation: MacNair, R. M. (1999) Symptom pattern differences for Perpetration-Induced Traumatic Stress in veterans: Probing the
National Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Study. University of Missouri at Kansas City, November 30, 1999.

MacNair, R. M. (2001). Commentary: McDonald's "Empirical Look at Becoming Vegan."
Society and Animals, 9, 63-69.

MacNair, R. M. (2001). Psychological reverberations for the killers: Preliminary historical evidence for Perpetration-Induced Traumatic
Stress.
Genocide Research, vol. 3., no. 2.

MacNair, R. M. (2002). Brief Report: Perpetration-Induced Traumatic Stress in combat veterans.
Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace
Psychology, 8,
pp. 63-72.

MacNair, R. M. (2002). The effects of violence on perpetrators.
Peace Review: A Transnational Quarterly, 14, pp. 67-72.

BOOK: MacNair, R. M. (2002).
Perpetration-Induced Traumatic Stress: The psychological consequences of killing. Westport, CT: Praeger
Publishers.









BOOK: MacNair, R. M. (2003).
The psychology of peace: An introduction. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers.
(second edition, cover on the right, 2012)










MacNair, R. M. (2004). Killing as trauma: The religious implications of Perpetration-Induced Traumatic Stress.
Research in the Social
Scientific Study of Religion, 15, pp. 17-39.

MacNair, R.M. (2006). Violence begets violence: The consequences of violence become causation. In M. Fitzduff & C. Stout, The
psychology of war, conflict resolution, and peace.
Westport, CT: Praeger, pp.191-210.

BOOK: MacNair, R. M. (Ed.). (2006).
Working for peace: A handbook of practical psychology and other tools. Atascadero, California: Impact
Publishers.













MacNair, R. M. (2007). Killing as trauma.  In E. K. Carll (Ed.)
,Trauma psychology. Westport, CT: Greenwood Praeger, Chapter 6, pp. 147-
162.

BOOK: MacNair, R. M. & Zunes, S. J. (Eds). (2008)
. Consistently opposing killing: From abortion to assisted suicide, the death penalty, and
war.
Westport, CT: Praeger.  













MacNair, R. M. (2009). Psychology of nonkilling. In J. E. Pim (Ed.), Toward a nonkilling paradigm. Honolulu, Hawaii: Center for Global
Nonkilling.

MacNair, R. M. (2010). Killing as etiological stressor and the DSM-V definition of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.
Trauma Psychology,
Division 56 American Psychological Association Newsletter, 5, 12-15.

MacNair, R. M. (2010).  Traumatic Stress, Perpetration-Induced. In D. J. Christie (Ed.),
Encyclopedia of Peace Psychology. Hoboken, New
Jersey: Wiley-Blackwell.

MacNair, R. M. (2011
) Perpetration-Induced Traumatic Stress. In M. Pilisuk & M. N. Nagler (Eds.), Peace movements worldwide: Volume 2,
Players and practices in resistance to war.
Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO / Praeger, pp. 263-270.

BOOK: MacNair, R. M. (2012).
The psychology of peace: An introduction. Second Edition. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers.

BOOK: MacNair, R.M. (2015)
Religions and nonviolence: The rise of effective advocacy for peace, Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers.













MacNair, R. M. (2015). Chapter 2, Theories underlying research in peace psychology. In D. Bretherton & S. Fang (Eds.),
Methodologies in
Peace Psychology: Peace Research by Peaceful Means
, New York: Springer ("Peace Psychology Book Series")

MacNair, R.M. (2015) Causing trauma as a form of trauma.
Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 21(3), 313-321
(special section on collective harm-doing)

UPCOMING: Chapter, "The Psychology of Agents of Repression: The Paradox of Defection. " In L. Smithy & L. Kurtz (Eds.),
The Paradox
of Repression,
International Center on Nonviolent Conflict.

PRESENTATIONS OF RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP:

Poster: "Perpetration-Induced Traumatic Stress in Veterans" American Psychological Association, August 21, 1999.

Paper: "Historical Evidence for Psychological Consequences of Killing for the Nazis,"  Association of Genocide Scholars, June 14, 1999.

Paper:  "Quantifying Sociological and Psychological Characteristics of Divided Passions on Connected Social Issues" Midwest
Sociological Society, April 20, 2000

Paper: "Health Considerations in Becoming Vegetarian" Midwest Sociological Society, April 22, 2000

Roundtable: "Perpetration-Induced Traumatic Stress: Policy and Social Implications" Society for the Psychological Study of Social
Issues, June 18, 2000

Chairperson/Organizer of Symposium: "The Psychological Consequences of Killing: Perpetration-Induced Traumatic Stress."  American
Psychological Association, August 4, 2000

Paper: "Perpetration-Induced Traumatic Stress: Severity and Patterns"  American Psychological Association, August 4, 2000

Poster: "Quantifying Psychological Characteristics of Different Stands on Connected Social Issues"  American Psychological Association,
August 5, 2000

Paper: "The Healing Community and the Psychological Consequences of Killing: Understanding Perpetration-Induced Traumatic
Stress," Friends Association for Higher Education/Friends Council on Education conference, June 15, 2001.

Paper: "The Post-Killing Ordeal: Perpetration-Induced Traumatic Stress," joint conference of the Peace Studies Association and the
Consortium of Peace Research, Education and Development, October 5, 2001.

Panel Presentation: "A Proposal to Study the September 11 Attacks Aftermath by War Hysteria Presence and Absence," joint
conference of the Peace Studies Association and the Consortium of Peace Research, Education and Development, October 5, 2001.

Paper: "Psychological Causes and Consequences of Violence and Nonviolence," Friends Association for Higher Education, June 20-23,
2002

Presentation: " An Introductory Textbook in Peace Psychology," Peace and Justice Studies Association, October 5, 2002

Paper: "The Psychology of Hell: Religious Implications of Killing as Trauma," Mid-Winter Research Conference on Religion and
Spirituality, hosted by Division 36 (Psychology of Religion) of the American Psychological Association, March 29, 2003

Conversation Hour: "Religious and Spiritual Aspects of Peace Psychology," American Psychological Association, August 9, 2003

Paper: "Connecting Issues of Violence to Foster Dialog Among Diverse Activists," Peace and Justice Studies Association, October 10,
2003

Paper: "The Dove Needs Both Wings to Fly: Religious Right & Left Viewpoints on Violence," Mid-Winter Research Conference on
Religion and Spirituality, hosted by Division 36 (Psychology of Religion) of the American Psychological Association, March 20, 2004

Chair of Symposium, "The Role of Cognitive Consistency in Nonviolence and Non-discrimination," Society for the Psychological Study of
Social Issues, June 25-27, 2004

Paper, "Perceptions of Consistency on Social Issues," Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, June 25-27, 2004

Chair of Symposium, "Interfaith Dialog in Building Peace: Understanding the Psychological Dynamics," American Psychological
Association, July 30, 2004

Paper, "Issues of Violence in the Religious Right and Religious Left," American Psychological Association, July 30, 2004

Paper, "The Psychology of How Gandhian Nonviolence Works on Attackers,"  First Annual Gandhian Nonviolence Conference, October
9, 2004

Paper, "Psychological Theories of Why Nonviolent Confrontation is Effective," Peace and Justice Studies Association, October 16, 2004

Paper, "Psychological Theories on the Effectiveness of Nonviolent Action and Strategies for Future Research," Third Annual Mid-Year
Research Conference on Religion and Spirituality, April 1-2, 2005

Paper, "The Dove Needs Both Wings to Fly: The Right Wing and Peace Studies," Friends Association for Higher Education, June 16-19,
2005

Workshop/Continuing Education Credit, "Killing as Trauma: Perpetration-Induced Traumatic Stress (PITS) in Healing and Violence
Prevention," Psychologists for Social Responsibility, May 20, 2005

Workshop, "Positions and Interests: Applying Integrative Conflict Resolution Skills to the Left-Wing/Right-Wing Divide," Psychologists
for Social Responsibility, May 20, 2005

Paper,  "Gaining Mind of Peace: Conversations About Violence and Nonviolence Using Peace Psychology," World Peace Forum, June 25,
2006
Paper, "The Impact of the Abortion Debate on Achieving Peace Movement Goals," International Peace Research Association, June 30,
2006.

Paper, "Teaching Peace Psychology to Many Audiences," International Peace Research Association, June 30, 2006

Paper, "Psychological Theories of Nonviolence," International Peace Research Association, June 30, 2006

Paper, "The Role of Perpetration-Induced Traumatic Stress in Perpetuation of Violence and in Reconciliation," International Peace
Research Association, July 2, 2006

Paper, "Addressing the Left-Wing/Right-Wing Division: Applying Integrative Conflict Resolution Skills," International Peace Research
Association, July 2, 2006

Paper, "Increasing Activists' Effectiveness by Communicating Psychological Knowledge," American Psychological Association, August 10,
2006

Paper: "Models of Legitimizing and De-legitimizing Violence for Youth," Third Annual Gandhian Nonviolence Conference,  October 13,  
2006

Paper: "Psychology for Peace Education and Activism," Third Annual Gandhian Nonviolence Conference,  October 14,  2006

Poster, " Killing as Trauma: A Secondary Analysis of the National Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Study," International Society for
Traumatic Stress Studies,  November 5, 2006

Paper: "Lessons on Trauma from the Psychology Delegation to Vietnam and Cambodia," Friends Association for Higher Education, June
15, 2007

Paper: "Killing as Trauma," in
symposium, "Psychological
Trauma: Best Practices,
Innovations, International
Perspectives", American
Psychological Association,
August 18, 2007



                                                       photo of all presenters taken after program
                                                           Rachel MacNair in front and middle

Paper: “The Nonviolent Diet: Research on Practitioners,” Peace & Justice Studies Association, September 29, 2007

Paper: “The Nonviolent Diet,” Fourth Annual Gandhi-King conference on Nonviolence, October 26, 2007

Paper: “The Relationship of the Machiavellian Personality, Sense of Coherence, and Ethics,” Mid-Year Research Conference on Religion
& Spirituality, hosted by Division 36 (Psychology of Religion and Spirituality) of the American Psychological Association, March 1, 2008

Paper: "The People-to-People Psychology Delegation to Vietnam and Cambodia," Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues,
June 28, 2008

Poster: "Resources for Teaching Peace Psychology to Middle- and High-School Youth," Society for the Psychological Study of Social
Issues, June 29, 2008

Poster: "Religious Aspects of Peace Psychology, War, and Nonviolent Campaigns," American Psychological Association, August, 2008.










       


                      
                 book author's reading at the Peace & Justice Studies Association conference
                                                                                September 13, 2008
                                    Stephen Zunes and Rachel MacNair; author of related book in photo is David Smith

Chair of Symposium: “When Violent Behavior is the Etiological Stressor: Psychotherapy as Future Violence Prevention,” International
Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, November 15, 2008

Paper: “Social Psychology: Post-trauma Symptoms and Causation of Violence,” International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies,
November 15, 2008

Poster: “Applying the Concept of Violent Behavior as Etiological Stressor to Social Justice Controversies: A Set of Theoretical
Questions” International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, November 15, 2008

Paper: "The Anxiety of Acts of Killing" in symposium "Public Health Problems: Relationship to Anxiety and Trauma," Anxiety Disorders
Association of America, March 13, 2009

Paper: "The Nonviolent Diet in the Abundant Life: Research on Vegetarians," Friends Association for Higher Education, June 19, 2009

Paper: "Comprehending Perpetration-Induced Traumatic Stress for Violence Healing and Prevention," Inter-American Psychology
Congress, held in Guatemala City, June 30, 2009















                                photos from Guatemala City; Power Point in both Spanish and English

Po
ster: "Applying the 'Perpetration-Induced Traumatic Stress' Concept to Social Justice Controversies," American Psychological
Association, August 9, 2009

Paper: "The Heated Debates Survey: Evidence for Pro-Peace Arguments that Help Convince Pro-lifers," Peace & Justice Studies
Association, October 9, 2009

Paper: "Exploring the Power of the Nonviolent Diet: Research on Vegetarians," Peace & Justice Studies Association, October 10, 2009

Poster, “Violence Begets Violence by Means of Perpetration-Induced Traumatic Stress,” National Summit on Interpersonal Violence and
Abuse across the Lifespan, February 24, 2010

Paper, “Rating the Impact of Arguments on Ethical Issues: Consistent Life Ethic and Perpetration-Induced Traumatic Stress,” Mid-Year
Conference on the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, March 26, 2010

Paper, “The Association of Vegetarian Practice and Religious Practice,” Mid-Year Conference on the Psychology of Religion and
Spirituality, March 27, 2010















                                                          March 27, 2010, at the Mid-Year Conference
       
                      Everett Worthington, then president of Division 36 of American Psychological Association,
                                               Religion & Spirituality, co-sponsors of Mid-Year Conference
                                                                       Rachel MacNair in middle
                             Ralph Piedmont, past president, director of conference, and editor of the division's journal  

Paper, “Research on Vegetarians: Communicating the Nonviolent and Ecologically Sustainable Diet,” International Peace Research
Association, Sydney Australia, July 6, 2010

Paper, “Communicating Against Executions and War: How Effective are Arguments that Combine Issues?,” International Peace
Research Association, Sydney Australia, July 7, 2010

Poster, “Inviting Pro-Lifers into the Web of Peace Builders: Survey Evidence,” Division 48, American Psychological Association, August
13, 2010.

Poster, Characteristics of Killing as Etiological Stressor: Definitional and Practical Implications,” Division 56, American Psychological
Association, August 14, 2010.

Paper, “How a Recent Peace Psychology Textbook Covers Religion and Spirituality,” Mid-Year Conference on the Psychology of Religion
and Spirituality, March 30, 2012

Paper, "A City Council in the Nuclear Weapons Business: A Case Study," Division 48, American Psychological Association, August 3,
2012. Published in the Peace Psychology Newsletter, Spring, 2013 (newsletter of APA Division 48.)

Paper, "Research Agendas in Peace Psychology," Peace and Justice Studies Association, October 18, 2014

Paper, "World Religions and Nonviolence," Friends Association for Higher Education, June 19, 2015

Paper: "Moral Injury and Perpetration-Induced Traumatic Stress: Similarities and Differences," Mid-Year Conference on the Psychology
of Religion and Spirituality, March 11, 2016


Paper: "Killing as Trauma: The Promise and Problems of 'Moral Injury'," Peace & Justice Studies Association, October 28, 2017


PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

Statistics consulting for individual dissertation students, 2000 - present

American Psychological Association's Division 48, Peace Psychology:

Membership chair for Division 48 (peace psychology), American Psychological Association, August 2008 - December 2011.

Represented Division 48 at the APA Science Leadership Conference, October, 2010

Elected for American Psychological Association (APA) Division 48, Peace Psychology:
President-Elect for 2012, President for 2013, Past-President for 2014.














                                     APA Division 48 Executive Committee group photos on different occasions

International Travel:


People to People Ambassador Program psychology delegation to Vietnam and Cambodia, November 7-17, 2006













                                                      presentation at mental hospital in Ho Chi Minh City

XXXII Congreso Interamericano de Psicología in Guatemala City, June 28-July 2, 2009  
















                                                                         


                                                                          presentation at the Congreso

APA International Learning Partner Program delegation to Cuba, including the Hominis conference, May 8-15, 2016.

















Reviewing:

Reviewer of proposals for the program of the annual conventions, American Psychological Association, Division 48 (Society for the
Study of Peace, Conflict, and Violence) -- 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Reviewer of proposals for the 2006 conference of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, Division 9 of the American
Psychological Association.

Reviewer for Peace & Justice Studies dissertation awards, 2007 and 2008

Reviewer for
Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology; PsycCRITIQUES; American Psychologist; Peace and Change: A Journal of Peace
Research
; Political Psychology; Journal of Peace Education; Journal of Traumatic Stress, Greenwood Publishers.

Other:

curriculum for introduction to peace psychology under "Peace Studies in Disciplinary Perspective," pp. 520-523, in:
McElwee, T. A., Welling Hall, B., Liechty, J. & Garber, J. (Eds.). (2009).
Peace, justice, and security studies: A curriculum guide. Boulder:
Lynne Rienner Publishers.