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Norman Miller

Norman Miller

Norman Miller has been a professor in the University of Southern California Department of Psychology since 1970. Before coming to USC, he held positions at the University of Minnesota, the University of California--Riverside, and Yale University.

Dr. Miller is a social psychologist whose primary research interest is in intergroup relations. He has been the recipient of many awards including an NIMH Fellowship, a Haynes Foundation Fellowship, a James McKeen Cattell Fellowship, and, in 1984-1985, both a Fullbright Research Fellowship and a Guggenheim award. Dr. Miller's grants include support from the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Mental Health.

Dr. Miller has published five books and 125 articles on subjects including intergroup relations, attitudes, aggression, and cooperation. He is among the 50 most-cited social psychologists in social psychology textbooks. He is currently the editor of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology: Interpersonal Relations & Group Processes, which is internationally recognized as the best journal in the field of social psychology.

Primary Interests:

  • Aggression, Conflict, Peace
  • Attitudes and Beliefs
  • Group Processes
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Interpersonal Processes

Journal Articles:

  • Denson, T. F., Aviles, F., Pollock, V., Earleywine, M., Vasquez, E. A., & Miller, N. (2008). The effects of alcohol and the salience of aggressive cues on triggered displaced aggression. Aggressive Behavior, 34, 25-33.
  • Denson, T. F., Spanovic, M., Miller, N. (2009). Cognitive appraisals and emotions predict cortisol and immune responses: A meta-analysis of acute laboratory social stressors and emotion inductions. Psychological Bulletin.
  • Ensari, N., Stenstrom, D. M., Pedersen, W. C., & Miller, N. (2009). The role of integral affect and category relevance on crossed categorization. Group Dynamics.
  • Miller, N., Denson, T., & Pedersen, W. (2006). The Displaced Aggression Questionnaire. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 90, 1032-1051.
  • Miller, N., & Ensari, N. (2008). Prejudice and intergroup attributions: The role of personalization and performance feedback. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 8, 391-410.
  • Miller, N., Pedersen, W., Bushman, B., Bonacci, A., & Vasquez, E. (2008). Chewing on it can chew you up: Effects of rumination on triggered displaced agggression. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 88, 969-983.
  • Miller, N., Vasquez, E. A., Ensari, N., Pedersen, W. C., & Tan, Y., R., M. N. (2007). Personalization and differentiation as moderators of triggered displaced aggression towards out-group targets. European Journal of Social Psychology, 33, 297-319.
  • Miller, N., Vasquez, E., Denson, T., Stenstrom, D., & Pedersen, W. (2005). The moderating effect of trigger intensity on triggered displaced aggression. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 41, 61-67.
  • Pedersen, W. C., Bushman, B. J., Vasquez, E. A., & Miller, N. (2008). Kicking the (barking) dog effect: The moderating role of target attributes on triggered displaced aggression. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 34, 1382-1395.
  • Stenstrom, D. M., Lickel, B., Denson, T. F., & Miller, N. (2008). The roles of ingroup identification and outgroup entativity in intergroup retribution. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 34, 1570-1582.
  • Urada, D. I., Stenstrom, D. M., & Miller, N. (2007). Crossed categorization beyond the two-group model. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 92, 649-664.
  • Vasquez, E. A., Bartsch, V. O., Pedersen, W. C., & Miller, N. (2007). The impact of aggressive priming, rumination, and frustration on prison sentencing. Aggressive Behavior, 33, 477-485.

Courses Taught:

  • Graduate Seminar in Social Psychology

Norman Miller
Department of Psychology
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California 90089-1061
United States of America

  • Phone: (213) 740-8812

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