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Eric D. Miller

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I have several broad interests at the interface of social, personality, clinical, and health psychology. I am especially interested in how adults cope and adjust to adverse life events and situations such as loss.

Primary Interests:

  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Causal Attribution
  • Close Relationships
  • Health Psychology
  • Internet and Virtual Psychology
  • Life Satisfaction, Well-Being
  • Personality, Individual Differences
  • Social Cognition


Journal Articles:

  • Harvey, J. H., & Miller, E. D. (1998). Toward a psychology of loss. Psychological Science, 9, 429-434.
  • Miller, E. D. (2012). Apocalypse now? The relevance of religion for beliefs about the end of the world. Journal of Beliefs and Values, 33, 111-115.
  • Miller, E. D. (2012). Lessons from the Gang Lu murders. Society, 49, 367-371.
  • Miller, E. D. (2011). Finding meaning at Ground Zero for future generations: Some reflections one decade after 9/11. International Social Science Review, 86, 113-133.
  • Miller, E. D. (2011). Rethinking higher education in an online and recession-wary world. The National Teaching & Learning Forum, 20, 7-9.
  • Miller, E. D. (2011). “There are no words that can possibly express how we feel:” Toward an understanding of the social psychological experiences of caregivers of the mentally ill. Illness, Crisis & Loss, 19, 381-386.
  • Miller, E. D. (2004). The development and validation of a new meaure of spirituality. North American Journal of Psychology, 6, 423-430.
  • Miller, E. D. (2003). Imagining partner loss and mortality salience: Consequences for romantic relationship satisfaction. Social Behavior and Personality: An International Journal, 31, 167-180.
  • Miller, E. D. (2003). Reconceptualizing the role of resiliency in coping and therapy. Journal of Loss and Trauma, 4, 239-246.
  • Miller, E. D., & Harvey, J. H. (2001). The interface of positive psychology and a psychology of loss: A brave new world? American Journal of Psychotherapy, 55, 313-322.

Other Publications:

  • Miller, E. D. (2006). Can Americans Ever Feel Safe In a Post-9/11 and Hurricane Katrina World? In J. JF Forest (Ed.), Homeland Security: Protecting America’s Targets (Vol. 2, pp. 350-364). Westport, CT: Praeger.
  • Miller, E. D. (2004). Test bank for Kosslyn and Rosenberg Psychology: The Brain, The Person, The World (2nd ed.). Boston: Allyn & Bacon.
  • Miller, E. D. (2003). Study guide (Grade Aid) and test bank to accompany R. A. Baron and D. Byrne’s Social Psychology (10th ed.). Boston: Allyn & Bacon.
  • Miller, E. D. (2001). The sorrow and the pity from May 4, 1970: A response. In T. Hensley (Ed.), The Boundaries of Freedom of Expression and Order in a Democratic Society (pp. 38-41). Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press.
  • Miller, E. D., & Omarzu, J. (1998). New directions in loss research. In J. H. Harvey (Ed.), Perspectives on loss: A sourcebook (pp. 3-20). Washington, DC: Taylor & Francis.
  • Miller, E. D., & Wortman, C. B. (2002). Gender differences in mortality and morbidity following a major stressor: The case of conjugal bereavement. In G. Weidner, M. Kopp, and M. Kristenson (Eds.), Heart Disease: Environment, Stress and Gender (pp. 251-266). Washington, DC: IOS Press.

Courses Taught:

  • Cognitive Psychology
  • General Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Personality
  • Psychology of Adjustment
  • Psychology of the Internet
  • Quantitative Methods in Psychology
  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Special Topics in Psychology
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Writing in Psychology
  • Phone: (330) 382-7436

Eric D. Miller
Department of Psychology
Kent State University
400 East Fourth Street
East Liverpool, Ohio 43920
United States

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