Eric R. Dahlen, Ph.D.

Research Interests

angry driver
My research program focuses on clinically dysfunctional anger, overt and relational aggression, and clinical traffic psychology. While much of my earlier work involved the development and evaluation of brief cognitive-behavioral interventions for angry and aggressive adults, my recent focus has shifted a bit to relational aggression among college students and the role of personality in anger and aggressive behavior.

I also maintain a secondary research program on clinical traffic psychology (i.e., the study of driver personality in motor vehicle accidents and accident-related behaviors). This interest was initially an outgrowth of my work on anger but has expanded to include variables such as sensation seeking, conscientiousness, and impulsiveness.

To learn more about my research, visit the Anger and Traffic Psychology Lab.