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country of citizenship:
United States of America
educated at: Ohio State University
occupation: anthropologist, psychologist
award received: Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry
Anthony R. Pratkanis is a researcher, author, consultant, media commentator and a professor of psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is the author of several books, and has published research papers in scientific journals on the topics of social influence, fraud, terrorist and dictator propaganda, marketing and consumer behavior, and subliminal persuasion.
Pratkanis has been a consultant for civic groups, government agencies, regulatory organisations, law enforcement, and the United States Military. He has given expert testimony in many trials, and is often cited in the mainstream news media.
In 2004 Pratkanis received an excellence in teaching award and was named the most revered professor by the psychology class of 2005.
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