Holly Arrow

Holly Arrow

Holly headshot 2015

Professor of Psychology
Institute of Cognitive and Decision Sciences
harrow ‘at’ uoregon.edu (replace ‘at’ with @)

Curriculum Vitae
Trained by Joseph E. McGrath

Ph.D., Psychology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1996. Minor in methodology.
M.A., Psychology, University of Illinois, 1995.
M.F.A.,Photography/mixed media. University of Colorado, Boulder, 1982.
B.A., Magna cum laude, Philosophy & Art, Elmira College,1977.

Dr. Arrow has two major research interests.  The first is the formation and development of small groups as complex dynamic systems.  The second is the psychology of war, in particular the evolution of social capacities that help men and women cope with the challenges to survival and reproductive success posed by war.   Topics of recent papers include gender relations in the military, the evolution of heroism,  the role of friendship in dissolving the social anxiety of outgroup interactions, sources of cohesion in groups of different sizes, and using complexity to improve the  effectiveness of groups in health care.



The undergraduate courses I teach regularly are Psy 457 Group Dynamics and Psy 407 Psychology of War. I have also taught Psy 302 Statistical Methods and Psy 412 Intermediate Data Analysis. At the graduate level I often teach 607 Research Ethics and 607 First Year Research Seminar.


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