Joseph deRivera, Ph.D
Curriculum Vitae
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Frances L. Hiatt School of Psychology
Clark University
950 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01610-1477

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Education
1953  B.A., Yale University. Major: Psychology. Minor: Mathematics.
1961  Ph.D., Stanford University. Major: Psychology. Minor: Physiology

Awards
Stroud Fellowship (Stanford University), 1959.
Social Science Research Council Research Award, 1969.
Fellow, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues.
Fellow, Division of Philosophical Psychology, American Psychological Association.
Fellow, Division of Peace Psychology, American Psychological Association.

Professional Experience

1954-1959
Research Psychologist. Ensign to Lieutenant Medical Services Corps. U.S. Naval School of Aviation Medicine [Pensacola, Florida]. Research in the selection, training, motivation of student aviators.

1957-1959
Research and teaching assistantships; Stanford University.

1959-1960
Acting Instructor, Stanford University.

1960-1963
Instructor, Assistant Professor, Dartmouth College.

1963-1970
Assistant, Associate Professor, New York University.

1970-present
Associate, Full Professor, Clark University.

1973-present
Director, Social-Personality Program, Department of Psychology, Clark University.

1989-90
Research Fellow, Department of Psychology, Tokyo University, Japan.

1990-91
Visiting Honorary Professor, Department of Basic, Social and Methodological Psychology, Autonomous University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain.

1991-present
Director, Peace Studies Program, Clark University.

Professional Organizations
American Psychological Association
American Psychological Society
International Society for Research on Emotions
Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues

Research and teaching interests
Individual responsibility, emotions, and social policy.
Inter-group conflict.
The comparative emotional climate of different nations and neighborhoods.
The structure and dynamics of emotion.
The phenomenological investigation of experience and action.

Reviewer for
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
Social Justice Research
Cognition and Emotion
Journal of Conflict Resolution


Courses taught
Social Psychology
Inter-group Relations
Peace Studies
Personality Psychology
Phenomenological Psychology
Statistics
Emotions
Inter-personal Relations
Laboratory in Emotions Research
Laboratory in Group Dynamics
General Psychology

Publications

Books and Edited Issues

de Rivera, J. H. (1968). The psychological dimension of foreign policy (441pp.) Columbus, Ohio: Charles E. Merrill, .

de Rivera, J. H. (1976). Field theory as human-science: Contributions by Lewin's Berlin group (553 pp.) New York: Gardner Press.

de Rivera, J. H. (1977). A structural theory of the emotions. Psychological Issues Monograph 40 (169 pp.) New York: International Universities Press.

de Rivera, J. H. (1981). Conceptual encounter: A method for the exploration of human experience (369 pp.) Lanham, M. D.: University Press of America.

de Rivera, J. H. (1984). Editor of The Analysis of Emotional Experience, special issue of American Behavior Scientist, 27, 6. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage Publications.

de Rivera, J. H. (1988). Editor with R. V. Wagner and M. Watkins of Psychology and the Promotion of Peace, special issue of Journal of Social Issues, 44, 2.

de Rivera, J. H. (1989). Editor of Emotions and Justice, special issue of Social Justice Research, 3, 4. New York: Plenum Press.

de Rivera, J. H. & Sarbin, T.R., (Eds.) (1998). Believed-in imaginings: The narrative construction of reality (330 pp.). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Associations Press.

de Rivera, J. H. (2009). Building cultures of peace. New York: Springer.

Articles and chapters

de Rivera, J. H., & Webb, W. B. (1955). Correlations between dynamic visual acuity and personality tastes. U.S. Naval School of Aviation Medicine, Pensacola, Florida. Project No. NM 001 109 107.01.

de Rivera, J. H. (1956). The utilization of students' spare time during working hours. U.S. Naval School of Aviation Medicine, Pensacola, Florida. Special report #562.

de Rivera, J. H. (1957). The prediction of anxiety in student aviators. U.S. Naval School of Aviation Medicine, Pensacola, Florida. Project No. NM 16 01 11, Subtask 11.

de Rivera, J. H. (1957). Number of weeks of extra time instruction is preflight and attrition rate. U.S. Naval School of Aviation Medicine, Pensacola, Florida. Special report #57-26.

de Rivera, J. H. (1957). A note on the refinement of the preflight navigation grade when used as a predictor of flight failure. U.S. Naval School of Aviation Medicine, Pensacola, Florida. Project No. NM 14 02 11, Subtask 6, No. 6.

de Rivera, J. H. & Webb, W. B. (1958). Massed and distributed practice in learning to track a moving target. U.S. Naval School of Aviation Medicine, Pensacola, Florida. Project No. NM 14 01 11, Subtask 6, No. 6.

de Rivera, J. H. (1959). The postural sway test and its correlation. U.S. Naval School of Aviation Medicine, Pensacola, Florida. Project No. MR 005, 13-30, Subtask 7, No. 3.

de Rivera, J. H. (1959). Some conditions governing the use of the cue producing response as an explanatory device. Journal of Experimental Psychology, 57, 299-304.

Aronson, E., de Rivera, J. H., & Theios, J. (1962). Modification of the rat's saline intake gradient by experience with specific concentrations. Psychological Reports, 487-490.

de Rivera, J. H. (1962). Teaching a course in the psychology of international relations. American Psychologist, 17, 695-699.

Lawrence, D. H., & de Rivera, J. H. (1965). Evidence for relational transposition. Journal of Comparative Physiological Psychology, 47, 465-471.

de Rivera, J. H. (1969). The responsibility of the psychologist in world affairs. Journal of Social Issues, 25, 71-82.

de Rivera, J. H. (1969). The democratic assertion of will. Psychiatric Social Science Review, 3, 14-18.

de Rivera, J. H. (1969). The concepts of anger and aggression. In F.E. Emery (Ed.), Systems Thinking, Vol. 2, New York: Penguin Books. Republished 1981.

de Rivera, J. H. (1972). A new systematic psychology. Psychiatric Social Science Review, 6, 27-29.

de Rivera, J. H. (1974). Remarks on the phenomenological approach to personality in politics. Proceedings symposium on analytical methodology, Central Intelligence Agency, RD/CDAM-1, June, 95-98.

de Rivera, J. H. (1977). Field theory. In B.B. Wolman (Ed.), International encyclopedia of psychiatry, psychology, psychoanalysis and neurology, 1st Edition, 5, 46-49.

de Rivera, J. H. Emotional dimensions of art. Exhibit at Worcester Art Museum, December 8, 1978 - February 18, 1979, Worcester, Massachusetts.

de Rivera, J. H. (1982). Relating experience to the brain. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 5, 427-428.

de Rivera, J. H. (1982). The tension between "value free" and "value laden" teaching in addressing the issues of nuclear war. In H. Dunathan (Ed.), Symposium on the role of the academy in addressing the issues of nuclear war.

de Rivera, J. H. (1984). Development and the full range of emotional experience. In C. Malatesta and C. Izard (Eds.), Emotion in adult development. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage.

de Rivera, J. H. (1984). Emotional experience and qualitative methodology. American Behavioral Scientist. 27, 677-689.

de Rivera, J. H. (1984). The experience of nuclear weapons. American Behavioral Scientist, 27, 739-756.

de Rivera, J. H. (1984). The structure of emotional relationships. In P. Shaver (Ed.), Review of personality and social psychology, (Vol. 5: Special issue on emotions, relationships, and health). Beverly Hills, CA: Sage.

de Rivera, J. H. (1986). The "objective-behavioral" environment of Isidor Chein: In memory of a humanistic scientist. Environment and Behavior, 18, 95-108.

de Rivera J. H. & Grinkis, C. (1986). Emotions as social relationships. Motivation and Emotion, 10, 351-369.

de Rivera, J. H. (1987). Individual responsibility and international affairs. Philip Uren Memorial Lecture, Ottawa: Carleton University.

de Rivera, J. H. & Laird, J. D. (1988). Peace fair or warfare: Educating the community. Journal of Social Issues, 44, 59-80.

de Rivera, J. H. (1989a). Choice of emotion and ideal development. In L. Cirillo, B. Kaplan and S. Wapner (Eds.), Emotion and Ideal Human Development, Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

de Rivera, J. H. (1989b). Introduction: Emotions and justice. Social Justice Research, 3.

de Rivera, J. H. (1989). Love, fear and justice: Transforming selves for the new world. Social Justice Research, 3, 387-426.

de Rivera, J. H., Possell, L., Verette, J. A., & Weiner, B. (1989). Distinguishing elation, gladness and joy. Journals of Personality and Social Psychology, 57, 1015-1023.

de Rivera, J. H. (1989). Comparing experiences across cultures: Shame and guilt in America and Japan. Hiroshima Forum for Psychology, 14, 13-20.

de Rivera, J. H. (1991). The structure and dynamics of emotion. In R. Hogan & W. Jones (Eds.), New perspectives in personality, Vol. 3. Self and emotion. London: Jessica Kingsly Press.

de Rivera, J. H. (1991). La psicologia de la paz en los Estados Unidos. Revista de Psicologia Social, 6, 87-93.

de Rivera, J. H. (1991). Una organizacion por la psicologia de paz? Apuntes de Psicologia, No. 32, 13-15.

de Rivera, J. H. (1992). Emotional climate: Social structure and emotional dynamics. In K.T. Strongman (Ed.), International Review of Studies on Emotion. New York: John Wiley & Sons.

de Rivera, J. H. (1993). An examination of the emotional life of the Ifalute. Contemporary Psychology (pp. 181-182).

de Rivera, J. H. (1994). Impact of child abuse memories on the families of victims. Issues in Child Abuse Accusations, 6, 149-155.

de Rivera, J. H., Gerstmann, E. A., & Maisels, L. (1994). The Emotional Motivation of Righteous Behavior. Social Justice Research, 7, 91-106.

de Rivera, J. H. (1994). Emotional Climate and Social Class. Proceedings of the Eighth Conference of the International Society for Research on Emotions.

de Rivera, J. H. (1994). Conceptualizing and measuring emotional climate. Proceedings of the Eighth Conference of the International Society for Research on Emotions.

de Rivera, J. H. (1995). Tamara Dembo (1902-1993). American Psychologist 50, p. 386.

Lindsay-Hartz, J., de Rivera, J. H. & Mascolo, M. F. (1995). Differentiating guilt and shame and their effects on motivation. In J. Tangney & K. W. Fischer, (Eds.). Self-Conscious Emotions: The Psychology of Shame, Guilt, Embarrassment, and Pride (pp. 274-300). New York: Guilford.

de Rivera, J. H. (1996). Emotional dynamics underlying some cases of False Memory Syndrome. Proceedings of the IXth Conference of the International Society for Research on Emotions.

de Rivera, J. H. (1997). The construction of false memory syndrome (Target article). Psychological Inquiry, 8, 271-292.

de Rivera, J. H. (1997). Understanding false memory syndrome. Psychological Inquiry, 8, 330-341.

de Rivera, J. H. (1997). Estimating the number of false memory syndrome cases. American Psychologist, 52, 996-997.

J.M Fernandez Dols & Joseph de Rivera (1997), El síndrome de false recuerdo: Los venenos de la memoria (pp. 107-119). In J.M. Ruiz-Vargas (Ed.). Claves de la memoria. Madrid: Trotta.

de Rivera, J. H. (1998). Some emotional dynamics underlying the genesis of false memory syndrome (pp. 417-426). In W.F. Flack and J.D. Laird (Eds.). Emotions in Psychopathology: Theory and Research. New York: Oxford University Press.

de Rivera, J.H. (July, 1998). Relinquishing believed-in imaginings (pp. 169-188). In de Rivera, J.H. & Sarbin, T.R., (Eds.). Believed-in imaginings: The narrative construction of reality. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Associations Press.

de Rivera, J.H. (July, 1998). Evaluating believed-in imaginings (pp. 309-324). In de Rivera, J.H. & Sarbin, T.R., (Eds.). Believed-in imaginings: The narrative construction of reality. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Associations Press.

Feigon, E.A. and deRivera, J.H. (1998). " Recovered-memory " therapy: profession at a turning point. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 39, 338-344.

deRivera, J.H. (1998) Are some realities realer? Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, 18, 151-162.

de Rivera, J.H. (1999) Tamara Dembo's Socio-emotional relationships, From Past to Future, 2, 43-54.

de Rivera, J.H. (2000) Sound advice in muddied water, Contemporary Psychology, 45, 212-215.

de Rivera, J.H. (2000) Understanding persons who repudiate memories recovered in therapy, Professional Psychology: Research and Practice.

de Rivera, J.H. (2001) The role of suffering in theories of emotion. Proceedings of the XI Conference of the International Society for Research on Emotions.

de Rivera, J. H., Gerstmann, E. and Maisels, L. (2002) Acting righteously: The influence of attitude, moral responsibility, and emotional involvement. In M. Ross and D.T. Miller (Eds.) The Justice Motive in Everyday Life. (pages 271-288).

de Rivera, J.H. (in press) Aggression, violence, evil, and peace. In T. Miller & M.J. Lerner (Eds.) Comprehensive Handbook of Psychology, vol. Five: Personality and Social Psychology.

Representative list of recent presentations

de Rivera, J. H. (1986). Abstractions may reveal reality. Paper presented for the symposium on Temporality and Abstract Truth, 94th Annual Meeting, American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

de Rivera, J. H. (1986). Action research on issues of peace. Panel on international conflict and peace. Society for the Advancement of Field Theory. Brandywine, PA.

de Rivera, J. H. (1986). A structural taxonomy of the emotions. International Society for Research on Emotions. Amsterdam, Holland.

de Rivera, J. H. (1987). Individual responsibility and international affairs. 1987 Philip Uren Memorial Lecture, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.

de Rivera, J. H. (1987). Emotions: Personal and social functions. Paper given for the symposium on the Social Psychology Study of Emotions. 95th Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, New York.

de Rivera, J. H. (1987). Emotional structure: Implications for therapy and object relations theory. Chair and organizer of symposium held at the 95th Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, New York.

de Rivera, J. H. (1988). The concept of motivation. Distinguished lecture series at Georgetown University, Washington, DC.

de Rivera, J. H. (1988). Happiness and other positive emotions. Invited lecture at Bates College, Lewiston, Maine.

de Rivera, J. H. (1989). Comparing experiences across cultures: Shame and guilt in America and Japan. Paper presented at the inaugural meeting of the American Psychological Society, Alexandria, VA.

Mascolo, M. F. and de Rivera, J. H. (1990). Appraisal patterns in anger. Poster session at American Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

de Rivera, J. H. (1990). The role of psychology in interdisciplinary peace studies. Paper presented at the inaugural symposium on Peace Psychology at the American Psychological Association meeting. Boston, MA.

Guelzow, M., Quilicci-Matteuci, F. and de Rivera, J. H. (1990). Cross cultural differences in the use of positive emotional terms. Poster session at the International Society for Research on Emotions. Rutgers University, New Jersey.

de Rivera, J. H. (1990). Peace psychology in the United States. Paper presented at a meeting of the Organization of Japanese Peace Psychologists. Tokyo, Japan.

de Rivera, J. H. (1990). Shame and guilt in America and Japan. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Japanese Educational Psychological Association. Osaka, Japan.

de Rivera, J. H. (1990). Comparing emotional experiences across cultures. Lecture given at Hiroshima University and Tokyo University, Japan.

de Rivera, J. H. (1990). The concept of emotional climate. Lecture given at the Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia, Madrid, Spain.

de Rivera, J. H. (1991). Joy, elation, and gladness. Lecture given at the Universidad de Autonoma, Madrid, Spain.

de Rivera, J. H. (1991). Peace psychology in the United States. Lecture given at the Universidad de Autonoma, Madrid, Spain.

de Rivera, J. H. (1991). The structure of emotional experience. Lecture given at Universidad de Sevilla, Sevilla, Spain.

de Rivera, J. H. (1992). Measuring emotional intensity: A comparison of three techniques. Poster session at International Society for Research on Emotions, Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA.

de Rivera, J. H. (1992). Emotional climate and the forecasting of violence. American Psychological Association, 100th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.

de Rivera, J. H. (1992). Measuring the emotional climate of different nations. Colloquium presentation at University of Massachusetts, March 26, Amherst, MA.

de Rivera, J. H. (1992). Measuring the emotional climate of different nations. Colloquium presentation at University of Maine, April 1, Orono, Maine.

de Rivera, J. H. (1992). Evaluating the concept of false memory syndrome. Colloquium presentation at University of Maine, April 2, Orono, Maine.

de Rivera, J. H. (1994). Emotions, Energy and Society. Paper presented at the 23rd International Congress of Applied Psychology, 21 July, 1994, Madrid Spain.

de Rivera, J. H. (1995). Understanding the experience of persons who have retracted charges of abuse. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, March 31, 1995, Boston, MA.

de Rivera, J. H. (1995). Recovered memories of sexual abuse: Finding common ground. Synposium at a meeting of the Massachusetts Psychology Association, November 17, 1995, Andover, MA.

de Rivera, J. H. (1996). The Construction of false memory syndrome: What retractors experienced. Paper presented at the International Research Conference on Trauma and Memory, July 27, 1996, Durham, New Hampshire.

de Rivera, J. H. (1996). Current research on false memory syndrome and retractors. Guidelines for avoiding false memories and working with patients who love them, Vermont Psychological Association, November 22, 1996, Burlington, Vermont.

de Rivera, J. H. (1997). Finding Middle Ground in the False Memory Controversy. Salem Hospital, Salem, MA. January 3, 1997.

de Rivera, J.H. (1997). Emotions and the formation of social identity. Invited lecture at the Conference on Emotion in Social Life and Social Theory, Australia National University, Canberra, Australia, July 9-11, 1997.

de Rivera, J.H. (1998). Emoción y identidad. Invited address at the Universidad Distancia. Madrid, Spain, January, 1998.

deRivera, J.H. (1999). Measuring the emotional climate of a community. Poster at APA Boston, Aug. 24.

deRivera, J.H. (1999)."The experience of emotional creativity" A paper discussing Emotional Innovations at APA Boston, Aug 24.

deRivera, J.H. (1999). Changes in the emotional climate of Guatemala. Poster at APA. Boston, Aug. 21.

deRivera, J.H. (2000). Assessing the emotional climate and culture of peace in different societies. Paper presented at the COPRED conference, Austin, TX, March 31.

Representative Planning and Organization Experience
Organizer, Third meeting of the International Society for Research on Emotions, Clark University, 1987.

Organizer, Workshop on the Emotional Climate of Different Nations, Luxembourg, 1991.

Executive officer, International Society for the Research in Emotions, 1989-1992.

Organizer, Conference on Memory and Trauma, December 3-5, Clark University, 1993.

Organized central session on Recovered memories of sexual abuse: Finding common ground, for the Massachusetts Psychological Association, November 17, 1995.

Organized Hiatt Conference on Believed-in imaginings. Clark University, May 24-25, 1997.

Organized Hiatt Conference on Assessing Cultures of Peace. Clark University, September 28-30, 2001.