Rachel MacNair

Psychologist, Person

1958 –


Who is Rachel MacNair?

Rachel M. MacNair is an American sociologist and psychologist who holds a consistent life ethic, and works against killing. A Quaker, she is an activist against abortion and war. She has written against the culture of violence and the eating of meat. An expert on veteran psychology, she coined the term "Perpetration-Induced Traumatic Stress", a form of posttraumatic stress disorder that may result from the action of killing. She edited Working for Peace: A Handbook of Practical Psychology.

MacNair served for ten years as the president of Feminists for Life, an anti-abortion organization, and she founded the Susan B. Anthony List to help elect pro-life politicians. She is a director of the Institute for Integrated Social Analysis.

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Nov 4, 1958
  • University of Missouri–Kansas City
  • Earlham College

on July 23, 2013


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