Bachelor with honors/diploma in Social Studies, University Melbourne, Australia, 1961. Master of Arts, University Melbourne, Australia, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1965.
Lecturer psychology University Melbourne, 1965-1967. Assistant professor social psychology Harvard University, 1968-1970. Senior lecturer psychology University Sydney, Australia, 1971-1972.
Professor psychology Flinders University, Australia, 1972-1990. Pratt Family professor leadership and decision making University Melbourne, since 1991. Chairman Government South Australia Enquiry into Community Welfare, 1979-1980.
Member Australian Research Council, 1988-1991. Member National Committee for Psychology, Australian Academy of Sciences, 1987-1996.
Fellow Academy Social Sciences Australia (president since 2001), Australian Psychological Society, Australian Research Council (senior researcher), Japan Foundation Fellowship. Member American Psychological Association (foreign affiliate), Society for Psychological Study of Social Issues (foreign affiliate).
Married Leah Brown, February 7, 1960. Children: Michelle, Lisa.