Anca Miron, Ph.D.
Associate Professor & IRB Chair
Office: Clow Faculty 18
Phone: (920) 424-2328
Anca Miron received her MA and PhD degrees in Social Psychology from the University of Kansas and her BA and MA in Psychology from the University of Iasi, Romania.
Dr. Miron is an emotion/motivation researcher interested in issues related to emotional intensity and emotion regulation, as well as in applications of emotion and motivation theories. She is particularly interested in the mechanisms by which reasons for feeling an opposing emotion affect the intensity of the original emotion. Her work also investigates how people make justice judgments and whether group members shift their definitions of justice as a function of their current motivational goals.
She teaches General Psychology, Research Methods, Social Psychology Seminar (graduate), Multivariate Statistics (graduate), and Theoretical Conceptualizations in Psychology (graduate).
- Tahlier, M., Miron, A. M., & Rauscher, F. H. (in press). Music choice as sadness regulation strategy in resolved versus unresolved sad events. Psychology of Music.
- Miron, A.M., Rauscher, F. H., Reyes, A., Gavel, D., & Lechner, K. K. (2012). Full-dimensionality of relating in romantic relationships. Journal of Relationships Research, 3, 67-80.
- Miron, A.M. & Branscombe, N. R. (in press). Motivated appraisals of ingroup harm and avoidance of collective guilt. In Y. Araki & M. Karasawa (Eds.), The Handbook of Political Psychology: Politics and Intergroup Relations. Tokyo: Oxford University Press.
- Miron, A. M., Ferguson, M. A., & Peterson, A. (2011), Difficulty of refusal to assist the outgroup nonmonotonically affects the intensity of prejudiced affect. Motivation and Emotion, 45, 484-498.
- Miron, A. M. & Brehm, J. W. (2011), Emotional intensity theory and its cardiovascular implications for emotional states, R. A. Wright and G. H. E. Gendolla (Eds.), How motivation affects cardiovascular response: Mechanisms and applications (pp. 121-137), Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
- Miron, A.M., Warner, R., & Branscombe, N.R. (2011), Accounting for group differences in appraisals of social inequality: Differential injustice standards, British Journal of Social Psychology.
- Miron, A. M., Branscombe, N.R, & Biernat, M. R. (2010), Motivated shifting of justice standards, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 36, 768-779.
- Miron, A.M., Knepfel, D., & Parkinson, S. K. (2009), The surprising effect of partner flaws and qualities on romantic affect, Motivation and Emotion, 33, 261-276.
- Brehm, J.W., Miron, A.M, & Miller, K. (2009). Affect as a motivational state, Cognition and Emotion, 23, 1069-1089.
- Miron, A.M., & Branscombe, N.R. (2008). Social categorization, standards of justice, and collective guilt. A. Nadler, T. Malloy, & J. Fisher (Eds.), Social psychology of intergroup reconciliation. (pp. 77-97), Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
- Miron, A.M., Parkinson, S.K., & Brehm, J.W. (2007). Does happiness have a motivational function? Cognition and Emotion, 21, 248-267.
- Brehm, J.W. & Miron, A.M. (2006). Can the simultaneous experience of opposing emotions really occur? Motivation and Emotion , 30, 13-30.
- Miron, A.M., & Brehm, J.W. (2006). Reactance theory – 40 years later. Zeitschrift für Sozialpsychologie, 37, 9-18.