Welcome to the Anger and Traffic Psychology Lab
Welcome to Dr. Eric R. Dahlen's Anger and Traffic Psychology Lab in the Department of Psychology at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, MS. The lab grew out of Dr. Dahlen's work with Dr. Jerry Deffenbacher at Colorado State University.
Research at the Anger and Traffic Psychology Lab focuses on a number of related areas, including:
- the prevention and treatment of problem anger and aggressive behavior;
- relational aggression, a form of bullying in which the aggressor uses relationships to inflict harm on the victims (e.g., gossip, spreading rumors, social exclusion); and
- clinical traffic psychology (i.e., the contribution of driver personality to aggressive driving and other forms of unsafe driving behavior).