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Norman Miller

Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Mendel B. Silberberg Professor Emeritus of Social Psychology

Contact Information
E-mail: nmiller@usc.du
Phone: (213) 740-8812
Office: SGM 820

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Curriculum Vitae
 

Education

Ph.D. Psychology, Northwestern University, 1/1959
B.A. , Antioch College
M.S. , Northwestern University
 

Description of Research

Summary Statement of Research Interests

Norman Miller is a Social Psychologist whose primary research interest is in intergroup relations. He has published five books and over 175 articles on subjects including intergroup relations, attitudes, aggression, and cooperation. He is among the 50 most-cited social psychologists in social psychology textbooks. From 1990-1996, he was 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. At USC Dr. Miller is known for his graduate seminar in social psychology. This course, although exceptionally demanding, regularly attracts students from graduate departments throughout the University including the Annenberg School of Communications, the Graduate School of Education, Marketing, Sociology, and Exercise Science, and each semester there is a waiting list for registration. Dr. Miller, who is known for his eccentric teaching style and wry humor, emphasizes translating mastery of content into the development of interesting issues for further research.
 

Conferences and Other Presentations

Conference Presentations

"The Displaced Aggression Questionnaire and health. ", Silverwind Conference on Social Interdependence. Mpls. MN, Talk/Oral Presentation, Mpls. MN, Invited, 2006-2007   
"The Effect of Intergroup Goal Structure on Projection: Threat Produces Complementary Projection. Society for Personality and Social Psychology (APA Division 8)", Annual Convention, Memphis, TN., Poster, Refereed Memphis, TN, 2006-2007   
 

Publications

Book Chapter

Miller, N., Collins, B. E. (2010). A new method for theory testing in social psychology: The case of dissonance. In: Most underappreciated: 50 Prominent social psychologists talk about hidden gems. New York: Oxford.
Miller, N., Spanovic, M., Stenstrom, D. (2010). The effects of crossed categorization in intergroup interaction. The Psychology of Social and Cultural Diversity pp. 193-233. Wiley-Blackwell.
Denson, T. F., Pedersen, W. C., Ronquillo, J., Miller, N. (2008). Trait displaced aggression, physical health, and life satisfaction: A process model. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.
 

Encyclopedia Article

Miller, N., Yang, L. (2010). Aggression. Encyclopedia of Peace Psychology. (D. J.Christie, Ed.). 9. Encyclopedia of Peace Psychology. Hoboken, New Jersey: Wiley-Blackwell.
Miller, N. (2010). Desegregation: Encyclopedia of Group Processes and Intergroup Relations. (J. L. Levine & M. Hogg, Ed.). 199-204. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
 

Journal Article

Miller, N. (2009). Lashing out after stewing over public insults: The effect of public provoctaion, provocation intensity, and rumination on triggered displaced aggressionn of public provocation , provocation intensity, and. Aggressive Behavior.
Stratton, G., Miller, N., Lickel, B. (2011). The integrated deviant protection/rejection model: A meta analytical explanation for the varying treatments of ingroup deviants. Group Dynamics.
Kenworthy, J. B., Miller, N., Collins, B. E., Read, S. J., Earleywine, M. (2011). A trans-paradigm theoretical synthesis of cognitive dissonance theory: Illuminating the nature of discomfort. European Review of Social Psychology. Vol. 22, pp. 36-113.
Pedersen, W. C., Denson, T. F., Goss, R. J., Vasquez, E. A., Kelley, N. J., Miller, N. (2011). The impact of rumination on aggressive thoughts, feelings, arousal, and behavior. British Journal of Social Psychology. Vol. 50, pp. 281-301.
Denson, T. F., Spanovic, M., Aviles, F. E., Pollock, V. E., Earleywine, M., Miller, N. (2010). The effects of accute alcohol kintoxication andself-focused rumination on triggered displaced aggression. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma..
Denson, T. F., Spanovic, M., Aviles, F., Pollock, V. E., Earleywine, M., MIller, N. (2010). The effects of acute alcohol intoxication and self-focused rumination on triggered displaced aggression. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma. 20, 128-147.. Vol. 20, pp. 128-147.
Pedersen, W. C., Denson, T. F., Goss, R. J., Vasquez, E. A., Kelley, N. J., Miller, N. (2010). The impact of ruminationon aggressive thoughts, feelings, arousal, and behavior. British Journal of Social Psychology.
Denson, T. F., Spanovic, M., Miller, N. (2009). Stress and specificity: Reply to G. Miller. Psychological Bulletin.
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., 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/American Psychological Association. Vol. vol. 88, pp. 969-983.
Miller, N., Ensari, N. (2008). Prejudice and intergroup attributions: The role of personalization and performance feedback. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations. Vol. vol. 8, pp. 391-410.
Stenstrom, D. M., Lickel, B., Denson, T. F., Miller, N. (2008). The roles of ingroup identification and outgroup entativity in intergroup retribution. Personality and . Vol. 34, pp. 1570-1582.
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. Vol. 34 (1382-), pp. 1395.
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. Vol. 34, pp. 25-33.
Urada, D. I., Stenstrom, D. M., Miller, N. (2007). Crossed categorization beyond the two-group model. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Vol. 92, pp. 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. Vol. 33, pp. 477-485.
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. Vol. 33, pp. 297-319.
Miller, N., Denson, T., Pedersen, W. (2006). The Displaced Aggression questionnaire. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology/American Psychological Association. Vol. vol. 90, pp. 1032-1051.
Miller, N., Kenworthy, J., Canales, C., Stenstrom, D. (2006). Explaining the effects of crossed categorization on ethnocentric bias. Multiple social categorization: Processes, models and applications/Taylor and Francis. pp. p.160-188.
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. Vol. vol. 41, pp. pp. 61-67.
Miller, N., Othmer, S., Pollock, V. (2005). The subjective response to neurofeedback. Mind altering drugs: The science of subjective experience/Oxford University Press. pp. p.345-366.
 

Advisement

Other Advisement or Time Devoted to Students

AdamTakeda:Chair, Undergraduate HonorsThesis, 2008-2009   
Kim Gossweiller: Chair of Undergraduate Honors Thesis, 2008-2009   
Provided guidance and supervision to 18 undergraduates on research and topics of interest., 2008-2009   
Laboratory Research Seminar: Weekly: Wed., at 2PM – 4PM, 2006-2007   
Laboratory Research Seminar: Weekly: Wed., at 2PM – 4PM, 2006-2007   
 

Honors and Awards

American Psychological Association: Kurt Lewin Memorial Award, SPSSI Division 9, 2000-  
American Educational Research Association: Outstanding Contribution to Cooperative Learning Award, 1999-  
American Psychological Association: Fellow, Division 8, 1996-  
Fellow, Western Psychological Association, 1993-  
American Psychological Society, Charter Fellow, 1987-  
USC Endowed Professorship, Mendel B. Silberberg Professorship in Social Psychology, 9/1/1974-  
Fellow, Division 9 APA, 1971-  
Fellow, NSF Social Psychophysiology Summer Program, U of Iowa, Spring 1986   
Fulbright Award, Research Fellowship, 1984-1985  
Guggenheim Fellowship Recipient, Research Fellowship, 1984-1985  
James McKeen Cattell Fellow, 1978-1979   
John Randolph Haynes & Dora Haynes Foundation Fellow, 1974-1975   
NIMH Special Research Fellowship, 1968-1969  
 

Service to the Profession

Editorships and Editorial Boards

Reviewer, Aggressive Behavior(No of articles reviewed - 2), 2006-2007   
Reviewer, European Journal of Social Psychology (No of articles reviewed - 1), 2006-2007   
Reviewer, Group Processes & Intergroup Relations (No of articles reviewed - 1), 2006-2007   
Reviewer, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology (No ofarticles reviewed - 3), 2006-2007   
Reviewer, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin (No of reviewed articles reviewed - 2), 2006-2007   
Editor, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology: Interpersonal Relations & Group Processes, 1990-1996  
 
 

Reviewer for Publication

J. Exp. Social Psychology: 5 submissions, Reviewed 5 submitted manuscripts, 2009-2010   
 
 
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