Robert Levine, US
social psychologist, author of A Geography of Time
Robert Levine is a Professor Emeritus of Psychology and former Associate Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics at California State University, Fresno where he has won national and international awards for his research, teaching and writing. He has served as a Visiting Professor at Universidade Federal Fluminense in Niteroi, Brazil, at Sapporo Medical University in Japan, Stockholm University in Sweden, as a Fellow in the Institute of Advanced Study at Durham University in the UK and as a consultant to the Gross National Happiness program in Bhutan. He is former President of the Western Psychological Association and a Fellow in the American Psychological Association.
He has studied international differences in the pace of life, helpfulness toward strangers and related questions. He has published many articles in professional journals as well as articles in trade periodicals such as Discover, American Demographics, The New York Times, Utne Reader, and American Scientist. His book, A Geography of Time (Basic Books/Perseus), was the subject of feature stories around the world, including Newsweek, The New York Times Magazine, CNN, the BBC, ABC's Primetime, NPR's All Things Considered and Radio Lab. It has been translated into eight languages.