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Kuppuswami, B(angalore) (1907-)

Kuppuswami, B(angalore) (1907-)

Professor of psychology, active in the field of parapsychology. Kuppuswami was born on February 29, 1907, at Bangalore, Mysore, India, and studied at the University of Mysore (B.A., 1927; M.A., 1929). Beginning in 1929, he was a lecturer in psychology for two decades at Presidency College, Madras. In 1952 he became a professor of psychology at the University of Mysore.

He had an outstanding career as a psychologist. He served as, among many other positions, president of the psychology section of the Indian Science Congress (1945); editor of the journal Psychological Studies (Mysore); chairman of the section on social change, International Conference on Human Relations, the Netherlands (1956); president of the psychology section, All India Philosophical Conference (1956); and president of the Parapsychology Conference, Indian Science Congress (1960). In addition to his work in the fields of psychology, sociology, and education, Kuppuswami studied the effects of education and variation in distance on psi ability.

Sources:

Pleasants, Helene, ed. Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology. New York: Helix Press, 1964.

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