Robert Kraft is a professor of Cognitive Psychology, teaching courses in memory, cognition, decision making, personality, research methods, and the self. After receiving his doctorate, Kraft worked in private industry as a decision analyst in Washington, D.C. and then became a professor of psychology, conducting a 15-year research program on the psychology of film. Following that, Kraft began studying deeply traumatic memory and its aftereffects at the Fortunoff Video Archive at Yale University, which resulted in the critically acclaimed book, Memory Perceived: Recalling the Holocaust. His ongoing research programs examine emotional memory, accuracy in long-term memory, concepts of self, and the psychology of perpetrators, with a focus on the testimony of victims and perpetrators given to truth commissions. In 2005, he won the award for Teacher of the Year.
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