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Associate Professor Robert B Isler

Qualifications: Dipl Natw. ETH, PhD ETH Zürich, Switzerland

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About Robert

He has produced substantial research output in Applied Cognitive Psychology of human factors/performance and road safety. He is involved in creating new and online driver training programs involving award winning evidence-based behavioural change interventions. Instead of focusing on skills deficits, his approach seeks to support and enhance factors related to human character strengths and resilience such as self-regulation, self-evaluation and reflection. These are protective factors against risky behaviour - enhancing mental health and wellbeing.

Expertise

Applied physiological psychology and human performance; road safety, driver training and education; teenage driver issues.

Research Interests

Research Interests

Robert's research interests include positive psychology, body-mind interactions, eye movement behaviour, neuroplasticity, positive emotions, character strengths and resilience.

Recent Publications

  • Heintz, S., Ruch, W., Aykan, S., Brdar, I., Brzozowska, D., Carretero-Dios, H., . . . Wong, P. S. O. (2019). Benevolent and corrective humor, life satisfaction, and broad humor dimensions: Extending the Nomological Network of the BenCor across 25 countries. Journal of Happiness Studies. doi:10.1007/s10902-019-00185-9

  • Heintz, S., Ruch, W., Platt, T., Pang, D., Carretero-Dios, H., Dionigi, A., . . . Torres-Marin, J. (2018). Psychometric comparisons of benevolent and corrective humor across 22 countries: The virtue gap in humor goes international. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 19 pages. doi:10.3389/fpsyd.2018.00092

  • Isler, R. (2018). Steering the NZAPP into the future: Intentions, dreams and realities. In 4th Biennial Conference in Positive Psychology in New Zealand. Conference held at University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.

  • Isler, R. B., & Newland, S. A. (2017). Life satisfaction, well-being and safe driving behaviour in undergraduate psychology students. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 47, 143-154. doi:10.1016/j.trf.2017.04.010

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