Norbert L. Kerr

Norbert  Kerr
  • Professor Emeritus
  • Social / Personality Psychology


Curriculum Vitae: Norbert Kerr


PhD, Social Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1974 

MA, Social Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1974 

BA, Physics, Washington University in St. Louis, 1970


Norbert L. Kerr is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Michigan State University. He received his Ph.D. in 1974 from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. He has held regular faculty positions at the University of California at San Diego, Michigan State University, and the University of Kent, as well as visiting positions at Kent and the University of Leiden.  His primary research interests are in group performance and decision making, social dilemmas, psychology and the law, social influence, and HARKing (Hypothesizing After the Results are Known). He has served as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Review, and Group Processes and Intergroup Behavior.  Besides ~160 articles and chapters, he is co-author (with R. S. Baron) of Group Process, Group Decision, Group Action (2003,2nd  Ed.),  and (with H. Kelley, J. Holmes, H. Reis, C. Rusbult, & P. van Lange) of An Atlas of Interpersonal Situations (2003), and co-editor (with R. Bray) of The Psychology of the Courtroom (1982). In 2014 he received the Joseph E. McGrath Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Study of Groups.