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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 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, normal and dark personality traits, clinical traffic psychology, and college student mental health.

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

Undergraduate Courses:
PSY 436: Abnormal Psychology
PSY 440: Forensic Psychology

Graduate Courses:
PSY 710: Group Counseling and Psychotherapy
PSY 712: Assessment and Diagnosis

  • 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,
  • Pathological personality traits and criminogenic thinking styles, Personality and Individual Differences, 2017, 10.1016/j.paid.2017.01.021
  • Relational aggression and victimization in college students, Journal of College Student Development, 2013, 10.1353/csd.2013.0021
  • Taking a look behind the wheel: An investigation into the personality predictors of aggressive driving, Accident Analysis and Prevention, 2012, 10.1016/j.aap.2011.11.012
  • 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
  • International Society for Research on Aggression
  • National Anger Management Association
  • English (Native or Bilingual)

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Areas of Expertise

Counseling Psychology, Anger Management, Relational Aggression and Victimization, College Student Mental Health