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.