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Ralph Erber


PhD, Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, 1985
MS, Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, 1983
BA, Social Science, University of Mannheim, Germany, 1980

Major Areas of Interest
  • Self regulation of mood and emotions
  • Ironic processes in mental control
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Holocaust studies
Representative Sample of Publications
Graupmann, V., Erber, R., & Poe, J. (2011). Affect and Decision-making: Risk as social constraint. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 33, 1-9.
Erber, R. (2010). The Holocaust. In J. Levine & M. Hogg (Eds.), Encyclopedia of group processes and intergroup relations. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Erber, R., & Erber, M.W. (2010). Intimate Relationships: Issues, theories, and research (2nd Edition). Needham Heights, MA: Allyn and Bacon.
Erber, R., & Markunas, S. (2006). Managing affective states. In J.P. Forgas (Ed.), Affective influences on social cognition and behavior (pp. 253-266). New York: Psychology Press.
Newman, L. S., & Erber, R. (Eds.). (2002). Understanding Genocide: The social psychology of the Holocaust. New York: Oxford University Press.(Polish translation published September 2009).
Erber, R., & Erber, M.W. (2000). The self-regulation of moods: Second thoughts on the importance of happiness in everyday life. Psychological Inquiry, 11, 142-148.
Erber, R., Wegner, D.M., & Therriault, N. (1996). On being cool and collected: Mood regulation in anticipation of social interaction. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 70, 757-766.

​Professional Associations

Midwestern Psychological Association, Charter Fellow