Eric R. Dahlen

Associate Professor, Clinic Director

Specialty Field:

Counseling Psychology

Academic and Professional Interests:

Dr. Dahlen's research focuses on (1) clinically dysfunctional anger; (2) overt and relational aggression in emerging adulthood; (3) aspects of normal personality and "dark personality" variables (e.g., psychopathy, narcissism, Machiavellianism); and (4) clinical traffic psychology (i.e., the role of driver personality in motor vehicle accidents and unsafe driving behavior). To learn more about Dr. Dahlen's research, including opportunities for students to get involved, visit the Anger and Traffic Psychology Lab.

Dr. Dahlen's professional interests include anger management, personality assessment, and forensic psychology. He teaches graduate courses in group therapy and the assessment and diagnosis of mental disorders. At the undergraduate level, he teaches abnormal psychology and forensic psychology.

Professional Honors and Achievements:

Dr. Dahlen directs the Community Counseling and Assessment Clinic, the in-house training clinic of the Counseling Psychology Program. He serves as an Associate Editor for Accident Analysis and Prevention. Dr. Dahlen is a licensed psychologist and Distinguished Diplomate of the National Anger Management Association. In 2011, he received certification as an Anger Management Specialist from the National Anger Management Association.