Dr. Robert Anderson holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy (philosophy of science) from the University of Minnesota and a Ph.D. in Psychology (clinical psychology) from the University of Hawai‘i. He has completed post-doctoral fellowships at Stanford University in experimental neuropsychology and at the University of Rochester Medical Center in clinical neuropsychology. He has authored a book on clinical neuropsychology, co-authored a book on expert testimony, and co-edited books on professional ethics and on the philosophy of science. He has been a reviewer for the APA journal, Neuropsychology. Dr. Anderson has practiced general clinical psychology and clinical neuropsychology at Forsyth Memorial Hospital, Winston-Salem, NC and the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific, Honolulu, HI. He also has had a private practice in Honolulu. In teaching his classes at HSPP, Dr. Anderson integrates his knowledge of the scientific procedure, basic science, and clinical practice to provide students with a deeply science-based understanding of psychological assessment and intervention. He continually updates his classes to reflect the rapidly evolving knowledge bases of cognitive psychology, physiological psychology, and clinical neuropsychology. In 2018, he received the Professor of the Year Award from the Hawaii Psychological Association. Each year, as part of his effort to continually update his courses, Dr. Anderson presents, usually with student coauthors, novel conceptualizations of current neuroscientific research at multiple regional and/or state conferences.
Ph.D., Psychology, Clinical Studies Program, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1986.
Ph.D., Philosophy (Specialization: Philosophy of Science; Minor: Psychology), University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1972.
B.A., Physics, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1965.