Editorial CV – Brief Version

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Dr Robert A. C. (Bob) Stewart
Curriculum Vitae

 
 

Scholarly Journal Editor, Author, Previous Professor and University Deputy President

Revised February, 2014

A life filled with positive thinking

Article about Bob Stewart, Manawatu Standard, August 13, 2016

 
Email:
stewart@sbp-journal.com
Website:
www.sbp-journal.com
Birth Date:
1 November, 1939
Birth Place:
Wellington, New Zealand
Marital Status and Children:
Widower
Two sons, Robert and Peter (born 1972 and 1973)

Previous Career as a University Researcher and Teacher:

  • Professor of Human Development, The University of The South Pacific: Suva, Fiji 1978–1990.

Career as a University Administrator

  • 1987–1990 Head, School of Humanities, The University of the South Pacific
  • 1984–1986 Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic). (Deputy President), The University of The South Pacific
  • Previous university posts at: Laurentian University, Canada (Associate Professor in Psychology); Massey University, New Zealand (Senior Lecturer in Education); and Carleton University, Canada (Lecturer in Psychology).

Scholastic and University Record:

  • PhD Massey University, New Zealand (1968–1970). "Cultural Dimensions: Factor Analysis of Textor's "A Cross-Cultural Summary." A report from the work was published as a book by the New Haven, Connecticut Human Relations Area Piles in the HRAFIex series. The dissertation itself has also been published in the ProQuest program (Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA) and journal reports on aspects of the work appeared in the journal, Personality and Behavioral Science Notes (Yale Human Relations Area Files).

  • EdM Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA (1964–1965). Specialization in human development. Department of Social Relations and the Laboratory of Human Development in the Graduate School of Education. Human Development, and Social Relations. Included proseminars in Statistics and Educational Measurement, Opinion and Mass Communication, Educational Research, and Learning. Concurrent research assistantships in computer applications (cross-cultural study on correlates of modernity) and developmental psychology (cognitive style in young children).

  • BA University of New Zealand (Victoria University College) (1959–1961). Majors in education and psychology. (Minors in English, philosophy, and Greek).

Publications:

Books

Stewart, R. A. C. (2012). The Story of Arthur and Polly Hansell and their Three Daughters. Palmerston North, New Zealand: Scientific Journal Publishers Ltd.

Maas, J. P., & Stewart, R. A. C. (Eds.) (1986). Toward a world of peace: People create alternatives. Suva, Fiji: The University of the South Pacific. (The University received a special award from the United Nations in September 1987 for its participation in the UN Year of Peace, relating to this work and the conference on which it was based).

Stewart, R. A. C. (Ed.) (1982). Pacific profiles: Personal experiences of 100 South Pacific Islanders. Suva, Fiji: USP Extension Services. (Five reprints. Major extracts from this book were also included in three other human development texts published in USA and Australia. Extracts have been translated into French and German for publication).

Stewart, R. A. C. (Ed.) (1980). From the South Pacific: Profiles in human experience. Suva, Fiji: USP Extension Services.

Stewart, R. A. C. (Ed.) (1976). Adolescence in New Zealand: A book of readings: (Vol. I). London, UK and Auckland, New Zealand: Heinemann Educational Books.

Stewart, R. A. C. (Ed.) (1976). Adolescence in New Zealand: Wider perspectives (Vol. II). London, UK and Auckland, New Zealand: Heinemann Educational Books.

Stewart, R. A. C. (Ed.) (1972). "Cultural dimensions: Factor analysis of Textor's "A cross-cultural summary". Published PhD dissertation, New Haven, Yale University Human Relations Area Files.

Instructional Books for Distance Education

Stewart, R. A. C. (1987). ED3S9: Educational Research. Distance Education Course Study Guide and Introduction Book. (13 study units.) Suva, Fiji: University of the South Pacific.

Stewart, R. A. C. (1987). Children's Thinking, Unit 2, ED251: Studies in Teaching and Learning (1 study unit). Distance Education Study Unit. Suva, Fiji: University of the South Pacific.

Stewart, R. A. C. (Ed.) (1980). Human development in the South Pacific: A book of readings. Suva, Fiji: USP Extension Services, 1983 (First and second editions and several reprintings). 

Stewart, R. A. C. (1980). ED151: Human Development. Distance Education Course Study Guide and Introduction Book. (14 study units.) Suva, Fiji: University of the South Pacific. 

Chapters of Books

Stewart, R. A. C. (1991). Chapter on the Islands of British Oceania. In W. Wickremasinghe (Ed.), Handbook of world education (pp. 239-253). Houston, TX: American Collegiate Service. 

Stewart, R. A. C. (1987). Ethnic differences in academic achievement in Fiji. In D. N. Perkins, J. Lochhead, & J. Bishop (Eds.), Thinking: The Second International Conference (pp. 163-171). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

Stewart, R. A. C. (1983). Beliefs about human nature held by young people in the South Pacific. In W. Maxwell (Ed.), Thinking: The frontier expands (pp. 69-78). Philadelphia, PA: Franklin Institute Press. 

Stewart, R. A. C. (1976). Eleven separate chapters (either single or joint authorships). Vol. 1; 2.1, 2.6, 2.8, 3.3, 3.4, Literature Review I, Epilogue. Vol. II; 7.6, 8.4, Literature Review II. In R. A. C. Stewart (Ed.), Adolescence in New Zealand: A book of readings (Vols. I and II). London, UK and Auckland, New Zealand: Heinemann Educational Books. 

Webster, A. C. & Stewart, R. A. C. (1973). Theological conservatism. In G. D. Wilson (Ed.), Psychology of conservatism (pp. 129-147). London, UK: Academic Press. (This book was reissued in 2013 under the Routledge Revivals Programme, London, UK: Taylor and Francis.)

Stewart, R. A. C. (1973). Adolescence in New Zealand: Problems and prospects. In K. W. Thomson & A. D. Trlin (Eds.), Contemporary New Zealand (pp. 145-153). Wellington, New Zealand: Hicks, Smith, & Sons. 

Journal Articles

Stewart, R. A. C. (2012). Editorial statement: Looking forward to our 40th year of publication. Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 40, 1-4. http://doi.org/tfw

Stewart, R. A. C. (2011). Editorial note from Dr. Robert A. C. Stewart. Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 39, 1-2. http://doi.org/b3f 

Stewart, R. A. C. (2002). Editorial introduction to Volume 30, Number 1. Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 30, 1-2. http://doi.org/ctf2p2  

Stewart, R. A. C. (1989). Commitment to peace. A challenge to Rotary: The spirit of Hiroshima. Rotary Down Under, 16-17. (This article won the Ken Scheller Award for Writing Excellence.)

Stewart, R. A. C. (1988, October). Rotary Peace Forum – A new program. Rotary Down Under.

Stewart, R. A. C. (1988). Research on effects of pre-school education: A review. Directions: Institute of Education Journal. Suva: University of the South Pacific.

Ahmed, S. M. S., & Stewart, R. A. C. (1985). Factor analytical and correlational study of Just World Scale. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 60, 135-140. http://doi. org/b3tb46

Stewart, R. A. C. (1985, May). A work climate allowing demonstration of capabilities. Fiji National Training Council Bulletin, 5, 3.

Stewart, R. A. C., & Ahmed, S. M. S. (1984). Factor analysis of the Stewart Personality Inventory Research Form and its correlation with some other personality instruments. Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 12, 143-151. http://doi.org/b67wgh

Stewart R. A. C. (1983, June). Fijian education: Its special demands. Directions 10. University of the South Pacific Institute of Education, 12-26. http://directions.usp .ac.fj/collect/direct/index/assoc/D769881.dir/doc.pdf

Stewart, R. A. C. (1982). Us and them: Beliefs about human nature held by young people in the South Pacific. Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 10, 221-226. http://doi.org/dnr9q8

Ahmed, S. M. S., & Stewart, R. A. C. (1981). Factor analysis of the Machiavellian Scale. Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 9, 113-115. http://doi.org/ff4kbd

Stewart, R. A. C. (1981). Distance education: Some reflections. Australian and South Pacific External Studies Forum Association Papers, Suva, Fiji, 323-337.

Stewart, R. A. C. Mulipola-Lui, M., & Laidlaw, H. (1980). Beliefs about human nature held by adolescents in Fiji: Some preliminary ethnic and sex comparisons. Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 8, 125-128. http://doi.org/d8s8gk

Stewart, R. A. C., & Lundgren, J. M. (1978). Newfoundland University students’ concepts of Canadians, Americans and Newfoundlanders. Ontario Psychologist, 10, 125-128. http://psycnet.apa.org/psycinfo/1980-21055-001

Stewart, R. A. C. (1977). Factor analysis and rotation of responses to the Junior Eysenck Personality Inventory. Psychological Reports, 40, 599-601. http://www. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/859982

Zirkel, K., Stewart, R. A. C., & Preston, C. (1977). Personality and attitudinal correlates of ability to increase alpha production in EEG biofeedback training. Psychologia: An International Journal of Psychology in the Orient, 20, 107-110.  http://psycnet.apa.org/psycinfo/1978-11727-001

Stewart, R. A. C. (1977). Item factor analysis and rotation of the Shostrom Personal Orientation Inventory. Psychology, 14, 9-19.

Stewart, R. A. C. (1977). Effects of self-esteem and status on size of signature. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 44, 185-186. http://doi.org/d6chq6

Stewart, R. A. C., Drayton, M. J., McPhail, A. L., & Ryburn, R. I. (1977). Downey’s Tasks of Public Education Opinionnaire: Cross-national comparisons of Canadian, USA and New Zealand Data. Psychology, 14, 45-52. http://psycnet.apa.org/psycinfo /1978-10753-001

Stewart, R. A. C., & Gorringe, E. I. (1977). Stewart, R. A. C., & Gorringe, E. I. (1977). Socio-economics status in New Zealand: An updated empirical index its relationship to other New Zealand empirical and statistical indices. The New Zealand Psychologist, 6, 25-30. http://doi.org/fpzjxc

Stewart, R. A. C. (1976). An experimental form of the Stewart Personality Inventory: A simplified-format measure of major personality dimensions. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 43, 813-814. http://psycnet.apa.org/psycinfo/1977-20185-001

Stewart, R. A. C. (1976). New Zealand adolescents write on: "The School that I'd Like". New Zealand Post Primary Teachers Association Journal, June, 38-39.

Stewart, R. A. C. (1976). Satisfaction in stages of the life cycle, levels of general happiness and frequency of peak experience. Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 4, 105-108. http://doi.org/bj2hvn

Stewart, R. A. C., & Liddell, J. H. (1976). Comparison of personal characteristics: High and low ability student nurses and year of training in New Zealand. Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 4, 161-169. http://doi.org/ c22d5k

Stewart, R. A. C. (1975). Bibliography of Cross-Cultural Research IACCP. Cross-Cultural Psychology Newsletter, 9, 10-11. http://doi.org/bpqhpn

Codd, J. A., & Stewart, R. A. C. (1975). Characteristics of the boarding school experience for some adolescent Maori girls in New Zealand. The Journal of the Polynesian Society, 84, 177-202. http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/ 20705063?uid=3738776&uid =2&uid=4&sid=21104377015933

Stewart, R. A. C., & Liddell, J. H. (1975). Where success lies. New Zealand Nursing Journal, 63, 13-19. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1054434

Stewart, R. A. C. (1974). Factor analysis and rotation of the 566 MMPI items. Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 2, 147-156. http://doi.org/ ftgxm6

Stewart, R. A. C. (1974). Self-realization as the basis of psychotherapy: A look at two Eastern-based practices, transcendental meditation and alpha brain wave biofeedback. Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 2, 191-200. http://doi.org/cjv2cj

Stewart, R. A. C. (1974). States of human realization: Some physiological and psychological correlates. Psychologia: An International Journal of Psychology in the Orient, 17, 126-134. http://psycnet.apa.org/psycinfo/1975-10694-001

Stewart, R. A. C. (1973). The concept of personality: A symposium. Personality change: The effects on New Zealand adolescents of a scholarship exchange year in the USA. Journal of Psychological Researches, 17, 28-46. http://psycnet.apa.org/ psycinfo/1975-21178-001

Prenter, I. L., & Stewart, R. A. C. (1972). Educational and vocational aspirations of New Zealand adolescent girls, in relation to achievement and motivation. New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 7, 38-44. http://psycnet.apa.org/ psycinfo/1973-21916-001

Stewart, R. A. C., & Jones, J. K. (1972). Cultural dimensions: Behavior Science Notes7, 37-38.

Stewart, R. A. C. (1972). Cultural dimensions: Factor analysis of Textor's “A cross-cultural summary”. Dissertation Abstracts, 32, 71-25595. http://doi.org/ bzzcw2

Stewart, R. A. C. (1971). Cross-cultural personality research and basic cultural dimensions through factor analysis. Personality: An International Journal, 2, 45-72.

Stewart, R. A. C. (1971). Factors promoting effective psychotherapy: A modelling analysis of patient and therapist. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 32, 747-752. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/5557013

Ferdinand, U., & Stewart, R. A. C. (1970). Anti-French and Anti-Black attitudes of English-Canadians. Journal of Psychological Researchers, 14, 4-6.

Stewart, R. A. C. (1970). Review of chapter by Brendan A. Maher (Ed.), Progress in experimental personality research (Vol. 5). New York: Academic Press. Contemporary Psychology, 15, 784-785.

Webster, A. C., & Stewart, R. A. C. (1970). Scale for theological conservatism, and its personality correlates. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 30, 867-870. http://doi.org/b6ch84

Stewart R. A. C. (1969). Intolerance of ambiguity, ego strength and dominance. Indian Psychological Review, 5, 97-99. http://psycnet.apa.org/psycinfo/1976-29954-001

Webster, A. C., & Stewart R. A. C. (1969). Psychological attitudes and beliefs of ministers. Anvil Quarterly, 1, 11-16. http://psycnet.apa.org/psycinfo/1969-14218-001

Stewart, R. A. C. (1969). Modeling in psychotherapy. Indian Journal of Applied Psychology, 6, 55-61.

Stewart, R. A. C. (1969). Transcendence of opposites. Psychology: A Journal of Human Behavior, 6, 62-64.

Martin, M. A., & Stewart, R. A. C. (1969). Repetition and one-trial learning. Australian Journal of Psychology, 21, 65-68. http://doi.org/cpp8kw

Schnitzer, L. P., & Stewart, R. A. C. (1969). Originality and personality variables in high school arts students. Psychology: A Journal of Human Behavior, 6, 36-39.

Stewart, R. A. C. (1968). Integration of tolerance for ambiguity and persuasibility studies for self-esteem. Psychological Reports, 23, 1104. http:// www.amsciepub.com/doi/pdf/10.2466/pr0.1968.23.3f.1104

Stewart, R. A. C. (1968). Tolerance for opposites. Delta (Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand), 2, 52-59.

Stewart, R. A. C. (1968). Humanistic self-acceptance. The New Zealand Rationalist and Humanist, 19, 18.

Stewart. R. A. C. (1968). Exciting possibilities. Wholeness, New Zealand, 42, 4. 

Convention Papers

Stewart, R. A. C. (2012, February 1). Reflections on compassion. Interfaith Council of Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Stewart, R. A. C. (1996, May 7). Presentation to oppose a Land Use Consent which would have been deleterious to an Historic Church in Taita, Lower Hutt, New Zealand. Joint Hearing of the Hutt City Council and the Wellington Regional Council, Wellington, New Zealand. 

Stewart, R. A. C. (1991). Chair of World Rotary Peace Forum. Speakers: Deputy Prime Minister of Australia, NZ Minister for Disarmament World President of Rotary, Melbourne, Australia.

Stewart, R. A. C. (1990). Psychological factors in moving toward a world of peace. Rotary Peace Forum. Hiroshima, Japan.

Stewart, R. A. C. (1989, June 24). Rotary Peace Forum. Address to Rotary District Conference 992, Auckland, New Zealand. 

Stewart, R. A. C. (1988, Oct 11). My first 25 years in psychology: Some observations on what seems to be important. Address to Maharishi International University, Fairfield, IA, USA.

Stewart, R. A. C. (1988, May 4). Education for changing times. Keynote Address to 58th Conference of the Fijian Teachers Union, Sigatoka, Fiji. 

Stewart, R. A. C. (1986, August). Ethnic differences in academic achievement in Fiji: Cognitive, socio-cultural and institutional explanations. Address to Conference on Thinking. Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA.

Stewart, R. A. C. (1986, August). Profiles and case studies. Invited Address to Narratology Course, Suva, Fiji.

Stewart, R. A. C. (1986, May). Presentation on human development. USP Tonga Centre, Nuku'alofa, Tonga. 

Stewart, R. A. C. (1985, December). Official opening address (as Acting Vice-Chancellor). International Conference on Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies, Suva, Fiji.

Stewart, R. A. C. (1985, December). Invited graduation dinner address 1985, USP Graduation Dinner. The University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji.

Stewart, R. A. C. (1985, December 2). Opening of Workshop on Personnel Supervision for Senior Officers of the Ministry of Primary Industries. Institute of Social and Administrative Studies, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji. 

Stewart, R. A. C. (1985, August 18). Address (as Pro Vice-Chancellor) at the closing of India Week. University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji. 

Stewart, R. A. C. (1985, May 8). Personal identity and national development in the South Pacific. Suva, Fiji.

Stewart, R. A. C. (1985, April 22). Opening of the Institute of Education Curriculum Development Workshop (Technical and Vocational Fields). The University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji.

Stewart, R. A. C. (1985, April). Address for Opening of Curriculum Development Workshop in Technical and Vocational Subjects. University of the South Pacific Institute of Education, Suva, Fiji. 

Stewart, R. A. C. (1984, October 3). Address (as Acting Vice-Chancellor and Guest of Honour) at the End of Year Function of the Tongan Students’ Association. University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji. 

Stewart, R. A. C. (1984, August). Opening Address (as Acting Vice-Chancellor) to Training Course for Agricultural Librarians and Information Officers. University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji. 

Stewart, R. A. C. (1984, August 7). Address (as Acting Vice-Chancellor) at the Opening Ceremony for the 1984 Sub-Regional Training Course on Population Data and Educational Planning. South Pacific Commission, Suva, Fiji.

Stewart, R. A. C. (1984, July). Address (As Pro Vice-Chancellor) at the 6th Solomon Islands Independence Celebrations. University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji. 

Stewart, R. A. C. (1984, June). Address at Closing Celebrations of the 22nd Western Samoan Independence Celebrations, Suva, Fiji. 

Stewart, R. A. C. (1984, May). Education change and the future. Address to Catholic Teachers Association, Suva, Fiji.  

Stewart, R. A. C. (1984). Cognitive, socio-cultural and institutional explanations for ethnic differences in academic achievement in Fiji (or affirmative action in the South Seas). Address as Pro Vice-Chancellor, ERIC.

Stewart, R. A. C. (1983). Address advocating the importance of a traditional academic education. School of Education, The University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji.

Stewart, R. A. C. (1983). Teacher education in change: Priorities and prospects. Keynote Address, Fijian Teachers Association Conference. Suva, Fiji.

Stewart, R. A. C. (1983, July). Psychology of personal development. Address to the Fiji Jaycees Conference (and International Schools PTA), Suva, Fiji. 

Stewart, R. A. C. (1982). Fijian education: Its special demands. Keynote Address to 52nd Conference of Fiji Principals Association, Suva, Fiji.

Stewart, R. A. C. (1982, August). Studies of attitudes of young people in Fiji. Address in Symposium on Cross-Cultural Psychology. Conference of New Zealand Psychological Society, Hamilton, New Zealand. 

Stewart, R. A. C. (1982, June). Overview of instructional strategies. Address to Fiji School of Medicine Workshop on Curriculum Development, Suva, Fiji. 

Stewart, R. A. C. (1982, June). Fijian education. Adi Cakobau School, Sawani, Fiji.

Stewart, R. A. C. (1982, January). Us and them: Beliefs about human nature held by young people in the South Pacific. Address to International Conference on Thinking, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji.

Stewart, R. A. C. (1979, September). Challenges of the international year of the child for Fiji. Address to Fiji Society, Suva, Fiji.

Stewart, R. A. C. (1979, January). Problems and prospects of research in human development in the islands of the South Pacific. Address to 49th ANZAAS Congress, Auckland, New Zealand.

Stewart, R. A. C. (1979). Selected university theses on education, and related areas for the eleven coutries of the region of the University of the SOuth Pacific. School of Education, Suva, Fiji.

Stewart, R. A. C. (1978, November). Behavior and development in adolescence. Address to School of Education, USP, Suva, Fiji.

Stewart, R. A. C. (1973, June). Human realization: Small group therapy and beyond. Address to Central Districts Branch of New Zealand Psychological Society, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Stewart, R. A. C. (1972, August). New Zealand adolescents in American high schools: Personality and attitudinal changes of AFS exchange students. NZ Psychological Society Conference, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Stewart, R. A. C. (1972, May). Growth of personality and social psychology. 12th Royal Society Congress, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Stewart, R. A. C. (1970, August). Scholarly output and manuscript publication in personality theory and research. NZ Psychological Society Conference, Palmerston North, New Zealand.  

Stewart, R. A. C. (1970, August). Cultural dimensions: Factor analysis of Textor's "A cross-cultural summary". NZ Psychological Society Conference, Palmerston North, New Zealand. 

Stewart, R. A. C. (1963, January). Self-actualization and academic performance. Psi Chi Convention, Xavier University, OH, USA. 

Memberships and Interests

  • Interests in walking, music, and gardening.
  • World Vision supporter
  • Birthright Manawatu (support for solo parent families – life member).
  • Rotary Clubs of Palmerston North and Suva, Fiji (past Director of Community Service in both Clubs).
  • Member of select international planning committee (Rotary Peace Forum) at the Rotary headquarters in Evanston, IL, USA.
  • City Councillor/Alderman: Palmerston North City Council, New Zealand 1992–2001.

Publications and Awards

  • American Field Service Award to Wisconsin, USA in 1958.
  • Inclusion in Who’s Who in the World, Marquis, Chicago, IL, USA, 6th–8th and 14th–29th Editions. 
  • Recipient of the Ken Scheller Award for Writing Excellence, Sydney, Australia, 1990.