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Dale Miller

Dale Miller

Professor Miller is a social psychologist interested in various aspects of intergroup and interpersonal relations. His current research focuses on four questions: (1) What are the origins and consequences of people's false beliefs about the opinions, feelings, and practices of their peers? (2) What social psychological consequences follow from the belief that self-interest should and does exert a powerful influence over individual and group behavior? (3) When do people feel licensed to express opinions or take actions that have negative consequences for others? and (4) How do people's interpretations of disagreements between themselves and others differ when they belong to different as opposed to similar cultural groups?

Primary Interests:

  • Culture and Ethnicity
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Person Perception
  • Self and Identity
  • Social Cognition


Journal Articles:

  • Morrison, K. R., & Miller, D. T. (2008). Distinguishing between silent and vocal minorities: Not all deviants feel marginal. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 94, 871-882.
  • Prentice, D. A., & Miller, D. T. (2007). Psychological essentialism of human categories. Current Directions in Psychology, 16, 202-204.
  • Prentice, D. A., & Miller, D. T. (2006) Inferences about differences that cross social category boundaries. Psychological Science, 17, 129-135.
  • Prentice, D. A., & Miller, D. T. (2002). The emergence of homegrown stereotypes. American Psychologist, 57, 352-359.
  • Monin, B., & Miller, D. T. (2001). Moral credentials and the expression of prejudice. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 81, 33-43.
  • Miller, D. T. (1999). The norm of self-interest. American Psychologist, 54, 1-8.
  • Miller, D. T., Taylor, B., & Buck, M. L. (1991). Gender gaps: Who needs to be explained? Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 61, 5-12.
  • Kahneman, D., & Miller, D. T. (1986). Norm theory: Comparing reality to its alternatives. Psychological Review, 93, 136-153.

Other Publications:

  • Prentice, D. A., & Miller, D. T. (1996). Pluralistic ignorance and the perpetuation of social norms by unwitting actors. In M. P. Zanna (Ed.), Advances in Experimental Social Psychology (Vol. 29, pp. 161-209). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.
  • Miller, D. T., & Taylor, B. R. (1995). Counterfactual thought, regret, and superstition: How to avoid kicking yourself. In N. J. Roese and J. M. Olson (Eds.), What might have been: The social psychology of counterfactual thinking (pp. 305-331). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.
  • Miller, D. T., Effron, D., & Zak, S. (2010). From moral outrage to social protest: The role of psychological standing. In R. Bobocel, A. C. Kay, M. P. Zanna, & J. M. Olson (Eds.), The psychology of justice and legitimacy: The Ontario Symposium. Philadelphia, PA: Psychological Press.
  • Miller, D. T. (2001). Disrespect and the experience of injustice. Annual Review of Psychology, 52, 527-53.

Courses Taught:

  • Critical Analytical Thinking
  • Managing Groups and Teams
  • Micro Research Methods

Dale Miller
Graduate School of Business
518 Memorial Way
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305
United States

  • Phone: (650) 723-8368
  • Fax: (650) 725-7979

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