1. Anxiety and emotional disorders
2. Relationship between personality characteristics/individual differences and emotional experiences
3. Social cognitive models of personalty, particularly with regard to expectancy and belief
4. Application of quantitative methodology to applied psychological questions
5. Evaluation of novel data analytic techniques
6. Taxometrics, mixture models (latent class/latent profile analyses), and factor mixture models
Dr. Miller is currently preparing to collect data on a project on understanding differences between pessimism and hopelessness; specifically, he is examining the way that these constructs relate to some ideas from the positive psychology literature. He is also working on data from collaborative studies at this time.
Bill Revelle, the former president of the Association for Research in Personality and of the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences, once wrote, "Personality is to emotion as climate is to weather." Our research laboratory focuses on examining and further understanding this relationship. Specifically, we examine not only the correspondence of emotion to personality, but also on the nature of intra-individual variability and how such patterns may be characteristic of people. Furthermore, we examine roles of situational contingencies and individual expectancies in emotional response. We employ a range of methodologies, from experience sampling studies to laboratory experiments. Please feel free to contact me with questions about our research projects.