Maureen W. Erber
Professor, Interim Chair
College of Arts and Sciences
(773) 442-5843
Social Psychology
Courses Taught
Survey of Psychology
First year Experience: Psychology
General Psychology
Social Psychology
Social Psychology Lab
Theories of Intimate Relationships
Research Interests
Trust and Fairness, Intimate Relationships, Stereotype application, and Counterfactual thinking about death

M.A. and Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Greensboro

B.A. University of Hawaii


Selected Publications

Erber, R., & Erber, M.W. (2024). Intimate Relationships: Issues, theories, and research, 4th ed., Routledge.

Erber, R., Erber, M.W., & Poe, J.R. (2004). Mood regulation and decision making: Is irrational exuberance really a problem? In J. Carillo & I. Brocas (Eds.) Psychology and Economics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Erber, M.W. & Erber, R.  (2001). The role of motivated social cognition in the regulation of affective states.  In J.P. Forgas, Handbook of Affect and Social Cognition.  Mahwah, N.J.:  Erlbaum.

Erber, M. W. & Erber, R. (July 2017). Mate Choice Copying in Humans. Poster presented at the 18th General Meeting of the European Association of Social Psychology. Granada, España.

Erber, M., Rueckert, L., Dykema-Engblade, A., Merchant, C., & Cuevas, L. (2015). Collaborative and active learning strategies promote critical thinking across psychology curriculum. Symposium presented to the Society for the Teaching of Psychology Division at the Midwestern Psychological Association 87th Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL.

Room BBH 313 C
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

(773) 442-5843
Office Hours
By appointment.
Main Campus