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Eric Dahlen

Dr. Eric Dahlen

Full Professor


Dr. Eric Dahlen received his Ph.D. in Psychology (Counseling Psychology) from Colorado State University. His graduate work focused on the development and evaluation of brief cognitive-behavioral treatments for college students experiencing clinically dysfunctional anger. Dr. Dahlen completed his predoctoral internship at Western State Hospital, where he gained experience conducting forensic mental health evaluations. His research at USM has focused on anger management, relational aggression and victimization, dark personality traits, clinical traffic psychology, and college student mental health. Learn more about Dr. Dahlen's work by visiting the Anger and Traffic Psychology Lab.

  • Counseling Psychology (PHD) - Colorado State University-Fort Collins (1999)
  • Counseling Psychology (MS) - Colorado State University-Fort Collins (1996)
  • Psychology (BS) - Pacific Lutheran University (1993)

• PSY 436 Adult Psychopathology
• PSY 440 Forensic Psychology

• PSY 652 Counseling Psychology Practicum I
• PSY 710 Group Counseling and Psychotherapy
• PSY 712 Assessment and Diagnosis

  • Dark triad personality traits in cyber aggression among college students, Violence and Victims, 2020,
  • Five factor model of personality, social anxiety, and relational aggression in college students, Journal of College Student Development, 2019, 10.1353/csd.2019.0007
  • The HEXACO model of personality and Dark Triad in relational aggression, Personality and Individual Differences, 2018,
  • The role of parenting in relational aggression and prosocial behavior among emerging adults, Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 2015, 10.1080/10926771.2015.1002653
  • Relational aggression and victimization in college students, Journal of College Student Development, 2013, 10.1353/csd.2013.0021
  • CGR2. Developing Students' Career-Ready Skills
  • CGR1. Embedding Career Guidance Into Your Course
  • Motivating Your Students (2D)
  • Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR)
  • CITI Common Course for USM Faculty
  • Anger Management Specialist V
  • Licensed Psychologist
  • CITI Human Subjects Research
  • CITI Social & Behavioral Research - Basic/Refresher
  • Preventing Discrimination & Harassment: Employees V2.3
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
  • Title IX: Preventing Sexual Misconduct for Faculty and Staff – "Responsible Employee" Edition
  • International Society for Research on Aggression
  • National Anger Management Association
  • American College Health Association

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Areas of Expertise

counseling psychology, anger management, relational aggression, college student mental health