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Dick Moreland

Dick Moreland

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I am interested in many aspects of small groups, but much of my work focuses on temporal changes in groups. Such changes include group formation and development, group development, and group socialization. Recently, I have also been doing research on group reflection and transactive memory in groups.

Primary Interests:

  • Group Processes
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Internet and Virtual Psychology
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Self and Identity

Research Group or Laboratory:


Journal Articles:

  • Brower, A. M., Keyton, J., & Moreland, R. L. (2010). The way we were. Small Group Research, 41, 85-90.
  • Jackson, M., & Moreland, R. L. (2009). Transactive memory in the classrooom. Small Group Research, 40, 508-534.
  • Kirchner, T. R., Sayette, M. A., Cohn, J. F., Moreland, R. L., & Levine, J. M. (2006). Effects of alcohol on group formation among male social drinkers. Journal of Studies in Alcohol, 67, 785-793.
  • Moreland, R. L., & Levine, J. M. (2002). Socialization and trust in work groups. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 5, 185-201.
  • Moreland, R. L., & Myaskovsky, L. (2000). Explaining the performance benefits of group training: Transactive memory or improved communication? Organizational Behavior & Human Decision Processes, 82,117-133.
  • Wittenbaum, G. M., & Moreland, R. L. (2008). Small group research in social psychology: Topics and trends over time. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 2, 187-208.

Other Publications:

  • Levine, J. M., & Moreland, R. L. (1998). Small groups. In D. Gilbert, S. Fiske, & G. Lindzey (Eds.), The handbook of social psychology (4th ed., Vol. 2, pp. 415-469). Boston: McGraw-Hill.
  • Moreland, R. L. (1999). Transactive memory: Learning who knows what in work groups and organizations. In L. Thompson, D. Messick, & J. Levine (Eds.), Shared cognition in organizations: The management of knowledge (pp. 3-31). Mahwah, N.J.: Erlbaum.
  • Moreland, R. L., Fetterman, J. D., Flagg, J. J., & Swanenburg, K. L. (2010). Behavioral assessment practices among social psychologists who study small groups. In C. R. Agnew, D. E. Carlston, W. G. Graziano, & J. R. Kelly (Eds.), Then a miracle occurs: Focusing on behavior in social psychological theory and research (pp. 28-56). New York: Oxford Universitiy Press.
  • Moreland, R. L., & Levine, J. M. (2000). Socialization in organizations and work groups. In M. Turner (Ed.), Groups at Work Advances in Theory and Research (pp. 69-112). Mahwah, N.J. Erlbaum.
  • Moreland, R. L., & Levine, J. M. (1992). Problem identification by groups. In S. Worchel, W. Wood, & J. Simpson (Eds.), Group process
  • Moreland, R. L., Levine, J. M., & Wingert, M. L. (1996). Creating the ideal group: Composition effects at work. In J. Davis & E. Witte (Eds.), Understanding group behavior. (Vol. 2, pp. 11-35). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.
  • Moreland, R. L., Swanenburg, K. L., Flagg, J. J., & Fetterman, J. D. (in press). Transactive memory and techonology in work groups and organizations. In B. Ertl (Ed.), E-collaborative knowledge construction: Learning from computer-supported and virtual environments. Geneva: IGI Global Press.

Courses Taught:

  • Natural Groups (Graduate)
  • Personality (Undergraduate)
  • Small Groups (Graduate)
  • Small Groups (Undergraduate)

Dick Moreland
Department of Psychology
3103 Sennott Square
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260
United States

  • Phone: (412) 624-4574
  • Fax: (412) 624-4428

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