Quick Workout Tips: Cerebral Edition: Robert J. Witheridge, Ph.D.
Here are three simple workout tips that will exercise your brain and reinforce your development.
1] Review your compositions, research papers, and/or e-mail for correct spelling and/or
grammar -- and then run your “spell check” to reveal (and test) your accuracy.
2] Calculate numeric information in your head (or on paper) prior to using a calculator forday-to-day activities, or even more advanced mathematics. Ask yourself, when is the last time that you did long division or complex fractions by hand?
3] Practice remembering items that are on a list. In an age where we havemany “reminders” set within our computers, phones, and/or other technology, take a
moment to review the information in your mind without relying on any artificial
Robert J. Witheridge, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Conflict Resolution
Robert J. Witheridge is an Assistant Professor of Conflict Resolution within the Werner Institute at Creighton University. Robert received his Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from Nova Southeastern University, where he also taught several graduate courses across the conflict resolution curriculum. Robert maintains an active research platform within the framework of organizational conflict, systems design, curriculum development, corporate law, mediation, negotiation, and the teaching and training of conflict resolution. In addition, Robert has extensive experience guiding student research projects across both quantitative and qualitative research traditions. Linking theory to praxis, Robert has served as a Research Scientist for the New Jersey Division of Mental Health Services, and as an HR Mediator for global labor relations in Copenhagen, Denmark. In tandem with his academic and corporate experience, Robert has developed a host of community workshops, focusing on the constructs of collaborative dialogue, reflective listening, group facilitation, individual empowerment, and peaceful conflict resolution strategies.