Prof. Fathali M. Moghaddam is both a professor of Psychology at Georgetown University, and the editor-in-chief of Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology.
Prof. Fathali M. Moghaddam was born in Iran, educated from an early age in England, and returned to Iran with the revolution in 1979. He was researching and teaching in Iran during the hostage crisis and the first three years of the Iran-Iraq War.
After working for the United Nations, Prof. Moghaddam researched and taught at McGill University; served as Director of the Interdisciplinary Program in Cognitive Science, and today he's both a professor of Psychology at Georgetown University, and the editor-in-chief of Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology.
He has published about 30 books and 300 papers, and received a number of prestigious academic awards. His most recent book is Shakespeare and the Experimental Psychologist.
Shakespeare and the Experimental Psychologist
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