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Kerr Norbert Kerr
Ph.D. University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois (Psychology) 1974
Masters University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois (Psychology) 1973
Bachelors Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri (Physics) 1970
Primary Program: Social/Personality
348 Giltner
(616) 439-0562

Research Statement
  •  I am now fully retired with emeritus status at MSU and an honorary professorship at  the University of Kent, Canterbury. I do continue to serve on a few graduate student committees at MSU (as non-chair).
  • My current work focuses primarily on five topics--group motivation gains, social dilemmas, social exclusion, juror/jury behavior, and HARKing.
  • See www.msu.edu/user/kerr/homepage for more detail on my research interests.

Research Publications    
2011Feltz, D. L., Kerr, N. L., & Irwin, B. (2011). Buddy up: The Köhler Effect applied to health games. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 33(4), 506-526.
2011McDonald, M. M., Asher, B. D., Kerr, N. L., & Navarrete, C. D. (2011). Fertility and intergroup bias in racial and minimal group contexts: Evidence for shared architecture. Psychological Science, 22, 855-859.
2011Kerr, N. L., & Hertel, G. (2011). The Köhler Group Motivation Gain: How to Motivate the “Weak Links” in Groups. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 5, 43-55.
2011Kerr, N. L. (2011). HARK! A Herald Sings…But Who’s Listening? In R. M. Arkin (Ed.), Most Underappreciated: 50 Prominent Social Psychologists Talk About Hidden Gems. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
2010Kerr, N. L. (2010). Juror emotion and juror judgment. In Richard L. Wiener & Brain H. Bornstein, (Eds.), Emotion and the Law: Psychological Perspectives. 56th Nebraska Symposium on Motivation. Lincoln, NB: University of Nebraska Press.
2009Kerr, N. L., Rumble, A. C., Park, E. S., Parks, C. D., Ouwerkerk, J. W., Gallucci, M., & van Lange, P. A. M. (2009). “One bad apple spoils the whole barrel”: Social exclusion as a remedy for the One Bad Apple Effect. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45(4), 603-613.
2008Kerr, N. L., & Levine, J. L. (2008). The detection of social exclusion: Evolution and beyond. Group Dynamics, Special Issue: Evolutionary Approaches to Group Dynamics. 12(1), 39-52.