My research interests include personality and clinical psychology, especially the influences of motivation and emotion on cognition (including daydreaming and night dreaming), motivational theory, and applications to treatment of depression and alcoholism. Currently, I have projects that focus on motivational attributes and treatment of alcohol abusers, assessment of motivational structure, and the correlates of fantasy-proneness.
- Aggression, Conflict, Peace
- Emotion, Mood, Affect
- Evolution and Genetics
- Motivation, Goal Setting
- Personality, Individual Differences
- Prejudice and Stereotyping
- Research Methods, Assessment
- Social Cognition
- Klinger, E. (1990). Daydreaming. Los Angeles, CA: Tarcher (Putnam).
- Cox, W. M., & Klinger, E. (Eds.). (2004). Handbook of motivational counseling: Concepts, approaches, and assessment. Chichester, UK: Wiley.
- Klinger, E. (1977). Meaning and void: Inner experience and the incentives in people's lives. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.
- Klinger, E. (1971). Structure and functions of fantasy. New York: Wiley.
- Cox, W. M., Fadardi, J. S., & Klinger, E. (2005). Motivational processes underlying implicit cognition in addiction. In R. W. Wiers & A. W. Stacy (Eds.), Handbook of Implicit Cognition and Addiction. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
- Klinger, E., Murphy, M. D., Ostrem, J. L., & Stark-Wroblewski, K. (2005). Disclosing daydreams versus real experiences: Attitudes, emotional reactions, and personality correlates. Imagination, Cognition and Personality.
- Cox, W. M., Heinemann, A. W., Miranti, S. V., Schmidt, M., Klinger, E., & Blount, J. (2003). Outcomes of systematic motivational counseling for substance use following traumatic brain injury. Journal of Addictive Diseases, 22, 93-110.
- Cox, W. M., & Klinger, E. (2002). Motivational structure: Relationships with substance use and processes of change. Addictive Behaviors.
- Cox, W. M., Schippers, G. M., Klinger, E., Skutle, A., Stuchlíková, I., Man, F., King, A. L., & Inderhaug, R. (2002). Motivational structure and alcohol use of university students with consistency across four nations. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 63, 280-285.
- Nikles, C. D., II, Brecht, D. L., Klinger, E., & Bursell, A. L. (1998). The effects of current-concern- and nonconcern related waking suggestions on nocturnal dream content. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 75, 242-255.
- Klinger, E. (1975). Consequences of commitment to and disengagement from incentives. Psychological Review, 82, 1-25.
- Klinger, E., Barta, S. G., & Kemble, E. D. (1974). Cyclic activity changes during extinction in rats: A potential model of depression. Animal Learning and Behavior, 2, 313-316.
- Klinger, E. (1996). The contents of thoughts: Interference as the downside of adaptive normal mechanisms in thought flow. In I. G. Sarason, B. R. Sarason, & G. R. Pierce (Eds.), Cognitive interference: Theories, methods, and findings (pp. 3-23). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
- Klinger, E. (1998). The search for meaning in evolutionary perspective and its clinical implications. In P. T. P. Wong & P. S. Fry (Eds.), The human quest for meaning: A handbook of psychological research and clinical applications (pp. 27-50). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
- Klinger, E. (1996). Emotional influences on cognitive processing, with implications for theories of both. In P. Gollwitzer & J. A. Bargh (Eds.), The psychology of action: Linking cognition and motivation to behavior (pp. 168-189). New York: Guilford.
Division of the Social Sciences
University of Minnesota, Morris
600 E. 4th Street
Morris, MN 56267
- Phone: (320) 589-6201
- Fax: (320) 589-6117