Bachelor, Victoria University, Wellington, 1962. Master of Arts with honors, Victoria University, Wellington, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy, Australian National University, Canberra, 1972.
Secondary school teacher Avondale College, Auckland, New Zealand, 1965—1966. Senior demonstrator psychology Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, 1967—1972. Senior lecturer psychology University Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand, 1972—2006.
Fellow: University Waikato (honorary).
Married Marylyn Joan McKay, March 25, 1977. Married Ann Pennefather Montague, January 26, 1963 (divorced March 1, 1977). Children: Brendan Mark, Rohan Paul, Brent Richard Hoare, Kieren Blair, Craig Robert Hoare, Karen Elizabeth Harris.