Richard J. Roberts

Richard J. Roberts

Dick Roberts, Ph.D. is a certified mediator who formerly participated in the Alternative Dispute Resolution program at the Iowa City DVA Medical Center.  He was initially trained as a clinical psychologist, psychophysiologist, and clinical neuropsychologist.  Although he no longer mediates due to the demands of clinical work, he remains actively interested in the topics of dispute resolution and irritable aggression.  He has published one co-edited book on mild traumatic brain injury and authored or co-authored over 30 articles in scholarly journals. Hi ancillary duties have included Employee Assistance, Violence Prevention, and Mediation.




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Anger Masks More Vulnerable Emotions (03/04/16)
Behavioral scientists have conducted numerous experimental studies on the emotions of anger and fear. However, despite volumes of data, most of them have missed the key element in the relationship between the two emotional states: anger almost always masks fear (or some sort of “weaker,” more vulnerable emotion, such as anxiety, shame, guilt, helplessness, or grief).