Dick Dienstbier

University of Nebraska

Richard A. Dienstbier is Professor Emeritus and past Chair of the Psychology Department of the University of Nebraska. For 24 years he was the Series Editor of the annual Nebraska Symposium on Motivation. Although trained as a social psychologist, for several decades his papers and recent book Building Resistance to Stress and Aging: The Toughness Model have defined physiological and psychological toughness. He has been a Visiting Scholar at Cambridge University, the University of Canterbury, and at Adelaide University, and a Visiting Professor at the University of South Australia.