Anger & Traffic Psychology LabDirector: Eric R. Dahlen, Ph.D.

Director: Eric R. Dahlen, Ph.D.

The Anger & Traffic Psychology Lab


At the Anger and Traffic Psychology Lab in the Department of Psychology at the University of Southern Mississippi, we conduct basic and applied psychological research on dysfunctional anger, overt and relational aggression, and clinical traffic psychology. Within these domains, much of our work focuses on the role of personality. For example, we are currently exploring the role of broad models of personality (e.g., the Five Factor Model) and a number of "dark personality" variables (e.g., psychopathy, narcissism) in relational aggression. We also study a range of social-cognitive and affective factors (e.g., empathy, social anxiety, beliefs about the acceptability of aggression, driving anger). For more information, please see our Research page.

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