Rolf Kuschel

Rolf Kuschel

!!Emeritus

 

Name and titel: Rolf Kuschel, Professor, dr. phil.

Address: Havnegade 35, 1058 Copenhagen, Denmark;

Phone: (+45) 33 12 50 55

E-mail: Rolf.Kuschel@psy.ku.dk

Born: October 25, 1939

Employments:

  • since 1995: Professor in social psychology at the University of Copenhagen.
  • since 1988: Docent in social psychology at the Psychological Laboratory, University of Copenhagen.
  • since 1978: Associate Professor in social psychology at The Psychological Laboratory, University of Copenhagen.
  • 1969 - 1978: Assistant professor in experimental psychology and social psychology at The Psychological Laboratory, University of Copenhagen.
  • 1967 - 1969: Instructor in general psychology at The Psychological Labora­tory, University of Copenhagen.
  • 1963 - 1965: Research Assistant in Experimental Psychology at The Psycho­logical Laboratory, University of Copenhagen.

 

Awards                                     

  • 2000: Participation in the Danish Security Policy Course
  • 1993: Member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters.
  • 1989: Doctor Philosophiae, University of Copenhagen.
  • 1969: Gold Medal from the University of Copenhagen.

 

Committees

  • 1999- Member of the Psychological-Pedagocial Board of Advicers for the Danish Ministry of Defence
  • 1999- Advisory Board Member of International and cultural psychology: Topics, Issues, and Directions. Kluwer/Plenum Academic Publishers and the American Psychological Associa­tion Press.
  • 1997- Consulting Editor of the Asian Journal of Social Psychology
  • 1995- Member of the Inge Lehmanns Foundation of 1983
  • 1996- Referee for Nordisk Psykologi.

 

Education and personal training

  • 1987: Culture General Assimilator: Development and Use of Intercultural Training SIETAR, Washington DC.
  • 1987: Foundations of Intercultural Training. SIETAR, Washington, DC.
  • 1987: Intercultural Training of Trainees, Washington DC.
  • 1987: Development of Intercultural Coursework at Colleges and Universities. East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawai'i.
  • 1969: Magister Psychologiae, University of Copenhagen.

  

Administrative and Organizational Experiences

  • 1996- Board Member of the Psychological Laboratory, University of Copenhagen.
  • 1989-1991: Member of the Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenha­gen.
  • 1988-1990: Board Member of the Psychological Laboratory, University of Copenhagen.
  • 1985-1989: Coordinator in social psychology, University of Copenhagen
  • 1983-1985: Board Member of the Psychological Laboratory, University of Copenhagen.
  • 1969-1971: Coordinator in social psychology, University Copenhagen.

  

Teaching experiences             

since 1969: At the University of Copenhagen lectures, graduate seminars, and workshops have been conducted in the following fields:

  • psychology of evil
  • prejudice and stereotypes
  • methods in social psychology,
  • interview techniques
  • social psychological theories,
  • theories of aggression and violence
  • theories of psychological anthropology,
  • theories of nonverbal communication,
  • theories of inter-cultural communication.
  • employment interviews (intensive workshop)
  • supervision and thesis committee of graduate students in psychology and communication.

since 1968: Lectures, workshops and colloguia have been given at:

  • The School of Economics and Business Administration;
  • The Danish highschool Teachers Convention;
  • The East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawai'i;
  • IBM, Copenhagen;
  • Gallaudet College, Washington DC.;
  • Solomon Islands Museum, Honiara, Solomon Islands.

since 1967: Lectures at the Folk-University (Folkeuniversitet) in Copenha­gen, within psychology, communication and social-anthropol­ogy.

 

Research and Fieldwork

  • 2008: Three monts data collection on Bellona Island, Solomon Islands, one month data collection on Rennell Island, Solomon Islands
  • 1998: One month data collection on Bellona Island, Solomon Islands.
  • 1993: One month data collection in Nepal (DANIDA).
  • 1991 - 1992: Five months fieldwork on Ouvea (New Caledonia), Bellona and Rennell Islands, Solomon Islands (Inge Lehmann's Legat af 1983).
  • 1991 - 1991: Three months pilot Study in Nepal (DANIDA).
  • 1983 - 1983: Four months fieldwork on Bellona Island, Solomon Islands (The Danish Research Council for the Humanities).
  • 1982 - 1982: One and a half months work with a Bellonese informant in Denmark (The Danish Research Council for the Humanities).
  • 1979 - 1980: Five months work with a Bellonese informant in Denmark (The Danish Research Council for the Humanities).
  • 1977 - 1977: Seven months fieldwork on Bellona Island (The Danish Research Council for the Humanities).
  • 1971 - 1972: Eight months fieldwork on the islands of Bellona, Rennell and Nggatokae, Solomon Islands (The Danish Research Council for the Humanities).
  • 1972 - 1972: Three months fieldwork on Bellona and Rennell Islands, Solomon Islands (The Danish Research Council for the Humanities).
  • 1968 - 1968: Four months fieldwork on Bellona Island, Solomon Islands (The Danish Research Council for the Humanities).

 

Papers presented at conferences and workshops

  • 1996: "Magement of Marital Conflicts on Bellona Island." Paper presented at the 50th Anniversary of the Korean Psychological Association, Korea.
  • 1995: Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania Meeting,  Clearwater.
  • 1993: "That's Enough! Succesful Strategies in Counteracting Vio­lence in Danish Municipalities" The 14th International Colloqium on the Brain and Aggression. Cape Town, South Africa
  • 1994: "Honor and Vengeance: A Social psychological analysis." Paper given at the Institute for Social Studies, University of Warsaw.
  • 1994: "Women are Women and Men are Men" Paper given at the International Conference On Family Violence", Amsterdam. 
  • 1992: "Killing begets killing: Homicides and Blood Feuds on a Polynesian Outlier." First European Conference of the European Society for Oceanists, Niijmegen.
  • 1991: "'Tearing Apart the Island'. Inappropriate and Disruptive Conflict Management on Bellona Island." Paper presented at the Association for Social-Anthropology in Oceania, Kona (Hawai'i).
  • 1989: "Bellonese Attitude Towards Nature." Paper presented at the  Fifth Biennial Meeting of the Intern. Society for the Study of Human Ideas on Ultimate Reality and Meaning. Toronto, August 23-26, 1989.
  • 1989: "Honor Above All: Generations of Blood Feuds on Bellona Island." Plenary lecture given at the 5th European Conference of the International Society for Research on Aggression, Szombathely, Hungary.
  • 1988: "Life Endangered: Fierce Feuding on a Polynesian Outlier." XXIV Intern. Congress of Psychology, Sydney.
  • 1987: "600 Years of Blood Feuds on Bellona Island." VI. European Conference of the Int. Society for Research on Aggression, Seville.
  • 1986: "24 Generations of Bloodshed on Bellona Island." VII. Biennial Meeting of the Int. Society for Research on Aggression, Chicago.
  • 1985: "Mutual Killing is Our Custom." International Conference on Interethnic Conflict and Aggression, East-West Center, Honolulu.
  • 1981: "Cultural Reflections in Personal Bellonese Names." Paper presented at the Symposium 'Personal Names and Naming in Oceania' at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania, San Diego.
  • 1979: "Studying Nonverbal Behavior in Non-Industrialized Societies." (With Prof. Jerry Boucher, East-West Center, Honolulu.) NATO Advanced Studies Institute, London.
  • 1974: "Studying Sign Languages Cross-Culturally." Gallaudet College, Washington.
  • 1974: "Studying Sign Language in other Cultures." American Anthropological Association's 73rd. Meeting, Mexico.
  • 1973: "The Silent Inventor: The Creation of a Sign Language by the only Deaf-Mute on a Polynesian Island." The IV. Int. Conference on Deafness, Tel Aviv, Israel.

  

Other Activities                       

  • 1992: Development of a training program for trainees conducting employment interviews (Competance 2000 project).
  • 1989: Co-founder of The Society for Intercultural Communication, Copenhagen (Selskabet for Interkulturel Kommunikation).
  • 1988: Development of a teaching program for The Danish Exportschool (Nordsjællands Exportskole, Ramløse) entitled: Inter-cultural understanding for export salesmen.
  • 1969-1994: Selection of aspirants for the Danish merchant fleet (Kogtved Søfartsskole).

 

Languages                               

  • Danish:  read, write, and speak fluently.
  • German:  read, write, and speak fluently.
  • English: read, write, and speak fluently.
  • Bellonese (Polynesian): read, write, and speak fluently.

 

Professional Travel                 

  • Asia: Hong Kong, Korea, The Philippines, Nepal, India.
  • Pacific: Solomon Islands, Western Samoa, Hawai'i, Fiji, Cook Islands, New Zealand, Australia.
  • North America and Canada: main cities.
  • Europe: Great Britain, France, Hungary, West-Germany, Italy, Spain.

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