People—Miron Zuckerman

Research Interests

Professor Zuckerman works on topics related to psychology of religion, social cognition, nonverbal behavior, and data analysis. However, he is open to interesting ideas and potential work in just about any domain of psychological research.

Regarding the psychology of religion, Professor Zuckerman focuses on the concept of religion as an exchange system in which humans do their religious duties and, in return, God "provides and befriends". This concept has various implications for both inter- and intra-individual variations in religiosity that can be investigated empirically.

In the realm of social cognition, Professor Zuckerman works on questions related to models of dual-processing (the analytic-intuitive distinction). At present, the topic related to data analysis concerns potential flaws of current statistical procedures that are employed to test the effects of self-enhancement.

Finally, in the realm of nonverbal behavior, Professor Zuckerman is interested in the effects of face and voice on interpersonal impressions. At issue is whether the voice or face plus voice produce effects that previously were found only for the face.

Courses Offered (subject to change)

  • CSP 504  Data Analysis I
  • CSP 520  Psychology of Religion
  • CSP 549  Psychology of Dual Processing
  • CSP 551  Social Cognition
  • CSP 568  Psychology of health

Selected Publications

  • Zuckerman, M., Silberman, J., Pham, H., & Zahn, I. (2014). Unpriming or strategizing: A critique of Sparrow and Wegner. Plos One, 9, 387512. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0087512
  • Zuckerman, M., Silberman, J., & Hall, J.A. (2013). The Relation Between Intelligence and Religiosity: A Meta-Analysis and Some Proposed Explanations. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 17, 325-354.
  • Dar-Nimrod, I., Zuckerman, M., & Duberstein, P. (2013). The effect of learning about one's own genetic susceptibility to alcoholism: A randomized experiment. Genetics in Medicine, 15, 132-138.
  • Zuckerman, M., & Sinicropi, V. (2011). When physical and vocal attractiveness differ: Effect on favorability of interpersonal impressions. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 35, 75-86.

Quick Facts

Title: Professor of Psychology

Education: Ph.D., Harvard University

Contact Info

431 Meliora Hall
Department of Clinical & Social Sciences in Psychology
Box 270266
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY 14627

Phone: (585) 275-8695

Office Hours: By appointment