Richard Brislin
  • Professor Emeritus of Management


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(808) 956-8536

Academic Background

  • PhD, The Pennsylvania State University, 1969
  • MS, The Pennsylvania State University, 1967
  • BS, University of Guam, Agana, Guam, 1966

Research Interests

  • Industrial Psychology
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Intercultural Communication for International Business

Special Interest

  • Intercultural communication training - cross-cultural studies of methodology and attitudes
  • Intergroup interaction -  theory and application for improved intergroup relations
  • Leadership, management, and the use of power
  • Close intercultural relationships

Awards & Honors

  • 2004 - Regents Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of Hawaii
  • 1994 - Biographical entry in the Encyclopedia of Psychology, (4 volumes, New York: John Wiley)
  • 1992 - The book, The art of getting things done: A practical guide to the use of power (books, below), was a Book of the Month Club selection
  • 1989 - Senior Researcher Award, Society for Intercultural Education, Training, and Research
  • 1989 - Fellow Award (one of two yearly) Pacific Asian Management  Institute, College of Business Administration, University of Hawaii
  • 1987 - Invited to deliver G. Stanley Hall lecture on "Human diversity: race, culture, class, and ethnicity" at the meetings of the American Psychological Association, New York City, August
  • 1986 - Outstanding Article in International Journal of Intercultural Relations awarded by the Society for Intercultural Education, Training, and Research
  • 1985 - Chosen as Ida Beam Visiting Professor to the University of Iowa
  • 1983 - Chosen to prepare chapter on Psychology and Culture for the Annual Review of Psychology, Vol. 34
  • 1975 - Listing in Who's Who in the West,  and subsequent editions
  • 1973 - Listing in American Men and Women of Science, (12th ed.)
  • 1972 - Fellow, East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1969 - Listing in Outstanding Young Men of America
  • 1966 - Academic and Literary Achievement Awards, University of Guam


Freshman-Sophomore Level:

  • Introduction to the Behavioral Sciences
  • Introductory Psychology

Junior-Senior Level:

  • Social Psychology
  • Industrial Psychology
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Human Reources Management
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Personality
  • American Folk Music: It's Place in History, Social Movements, and Expression
  • Organizational Behavior; Introduction to Management, Leadership and Group Dynamics

Graduate Level:

  • Cross-Cultural Research Methodology
  • Industrial Psychology: Effective Managerial Behavior
  • Human Relations During Cross-Cultural Encounters
  • Social Psychology:  Attitudes and Behavior
  • Cross-Cultural Orientation Programs
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology (Substantive findings and contributions to general psychology)
  • Cross-Cultural Counselling
  • Health and Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Communication Research Seminar:  The Generation of Ideas for Research Projects
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Intercultural Communication for International Business
  • PhD Seminar in International Busness