Skip navigation
Eric Dahlen

Dr. Eric Dahlen



Dr. Eric Dahlen received his Ph.D. in 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. He completed his predoctoral internship at Western State Hospital, where he gained experience conducting forensic mental health evaluations. Dr. Dahlen's research focuses on overt and relational aggression and victimization among emerging adults, dysfunctional anger, dark personality traits, and college student mental health. Learn more about Dr. Dahlen's work by visiting the Anger and Personality 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 710 Group Counseling and Psychotherapy
• PSY 712 Assessment and Diagnosis
• PSY 727 Counselor Supervision

  • Dark personality traits and anger in cyber aggression perpetration: Is moral disengagement to blame?, Psychology of Popular Media, 2022, 10.1037/ppm0000295
  • 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,
  • Relational aggression and victimization in college students, Journal of College Student Development, 2013, 10.1353/csd.2013.0021
  • Society for the Teaching of Psychology
  • National Anger Management Association
  • American College Health Association
  • International Society of Boredom Studies

Edit profile

Contact Me

Owings-McQuagge Hall (OMH) 213C map




Areas of Expertise

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