Robert Henning

Robert Henning, Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace

Robert Henning, Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace

Associate Professor, Industrial/Organizational Psychology Department
Phone:
860-486-5918
Fax:
860-486-2760
Office:
Department of Psychology, 406 Babbidge Rd. University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269-1020

Research Interest

Occupational health psychology, social psychophysiology, teamwork, participatory ergonomics, augmented team cognition, human-computer interaction

Biosketch

Dr. Henning is an associate professor in psychology at UConn-Storrs, and co-director of a graduate certificate program in occupational health psychology.  He is a certified professional ergonomist with a background in psychology, biomedical engineering, industrial engineering (human factors) and psychophysiology. His systems approach to occupational safety and health is guided by cybernetic principles of behavioral self-regulation.  He also has studied how social interaction can benefit the productivity and well being of data entry workers.  His present research focuses on the social psychophysiology of teamwork; he supervises resarch on design of participatory ergonomics programs to promote the use of patient lifting devices, and on development of a survey instrument for evaluating and improving the effectiveness of participatory programs.