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Anca Miron, Ph.D.

Professor & IRB Chair

Office: CLOW F027
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.

Anca Miron is interested in perspective taking and interaction processes in close relationships (romantic relationships and intergenerational relationships, e.g., relationships with close others with dementia). Her second line of research explores motivational shifts in injustice thresholds and the relationship between these shifts and appraisals of intergroup inequality. Recently, she has become interested in examining ways of mobilizing and sustaining solidarity among women to reduce gender inequality.

She teaches General Psychology, Research Methods, Social Psychology Seminar (undergraduate and graduate), Multivariate Statistics (graduate), and Theoretical Conceptualizations in Psychology (graduate).

Dr. Miron is currently accepting undergraduate students to join her research lab in fall 2018 and spring 2019. Please email her if you are interested.

Representative Publications

  • Miron, A.M., Jiang, L., Weisensel, K., Patterson, M., & Rizo, F. (2018). Testing a transactional model of romantic sensory interactions for male and female romantic intimates. Journal of Relationship Research, 9, e2, 1-11, doi:10.1017/jrr2018.2.
  • Miron, A. M., Thompson, A. E., Ebert, A., & McFadden, S. H. (2017). Weaving social reality around the grandparent/great-grandparent with dementia: A model of verbal and non-verbal dementia interactions. Dementia. doi:10.1177/1471301217743817. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Miron, A. M., Kulibert, D., Saltigerald, B., & Petrouske, A. (2017). Perspective taking self-anchoring, and attention to context in long-distance and geographically close romantic relationships. Journal of Relationships Research, 8, e20. doi:10.1017/jrr.2017.20
  • Miron, A. M. & Branscombe, N. R. (forthcoming). Motivated appraisals of ingroup harm and avoidance of collective guilt. In Y. Araki & M. Karasawa (Eds.), The Handbook of Political Psychology Series: Politics and Intergroup Relations.
  • Miron, A.M., Thompson, A. E., McFadden, S. H., & Ebert, A. (2017). Young adults’ concerns and coping strategies related to their interactions with their grandparents and great-grandparents with dementia. Dementia. Advance online publication. doi:10.1177/1471301217700965
  • Miron, A.M., McFadden, S. H., Hermus, N., Buelow, J., Nazario, A., & Seelman, K. (2017). Contact and perspective taking improve perceptions of humanness of older adults and people with dementia: A cross-sectional survey study. International Psychogeriatrics, 29(10), 1701-1711. doi:10.1017/S1041610217000989
  • Miron, A.M., McFadden, S. H., Nazario, A., & Buelow, J. (2017). Perspective taking, empathic concern, and humanness standards of people with dementia. Educational Gerontology, 43(9), 468-479. doi:10.1080/03601277.2017.1333788
  • Miron, A. M., Wicklund, R. A., Diestelmann, M., Moore, T., & Schroeder, H. (2015). Perspective taking and specificity of sensory contact, Journal of Relationships Research, 6, 1-13. doi:10.1017/jrr.2015.10
  • Miron, A. M., & Branscombe, N. R. (2014). Protecting moral identity in intergroup contexts. In M.N. Quiles, J.F. Morales, S. Fernández, and M.D. Morera (Eds.), The psychology of evil (pp. 63-81). Madrid: Group 5.
  • Pantaleo, G., Miron, A. M., Ferguson, M. A., & Frankowski, S. (2014). Effects of deterrence on intensity of group identification and efforts to protect group identity. Motivation and Emotion (Special Issue on Effort), 38, 855-865. doi:10.1007/s11031-014-9440-3.
  • Tahlier, M., Miron, A. M., & Rauscher, F. H. (2013). Music choice as sadness regulation strategy in resolved versus unresolved sad events. Psychology of Music, 41, 729-748. doi:10.1177/0305735612446537
  • 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. doi:10.1017/jrr.2012.8.
  • 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., 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. & Brehm, J. W. (2011). Emotional intensity theory and its cardiovascular implications for emotional states. R. A. Wright & G. H. E. Gendolla (Eds.), How motivation affects cardiovascular response: Mechanisms and applications (pp. 121-137), Washington, DC: APA Press.
  • 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., Brummett, B. H., Ruggles, B., & Brehm, J. W. (2008). Deterring anger and anger-motivated behaviors. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 30, 326-338.
  • Miron, A. M., & Branscombe, N. R. (2008). Social categorization, standards of justice, and collective guilt. In 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.
  • Miron, A. M., Branscombe, N. R., & Schmitt, M. T. (2006). Collective guilt as distress over illegitimate intergroup inequality. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 9, 163-180.
  • Brehm, J. W., & Miron, A. M. (2004). Reactance theory. In A. J. Christensen, R. Martin, & J. M. Smyth (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Health Psychology (pp. 240-241), Boston, MA: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
  • Branscombe, N. R., & Miron, A. M. (2004). Interpreting the ingroup’s negative actions toward another group: Emotional reactions to appraised harm. In L. Z. Tiedens & C. W. Leach (Eds.), The social life of emotion (pp. 314-335). New York: Cambridge University Press.

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