Chris Aberson



Dr. Aberson received his undergraduate degree in psychology at California State University at Northridge (B.A. 1991) and graduate degrees at the Claremont Graduate University (M.A. 1995, Ph.D. 1999) with an emphasis in social and quantitative psychology. Dr. Aberson is currently Professor of Psychology. Before coming to Humboldt, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Franklin and Marshall College in Pennsylvania. While earning his Ph.D., Dr. Aberson taught extensively at Pitzer College in Claremont and Long Beach State.


Dr. Aberson's research interests in social psychology most recently focus on intergroup contact, intergroup threat, and implicit biases. His quantitative interests focus on statistical power. His book, Applied Power Analysis for the Behavioral Sciences (2nd edition) was published in 2019. He currently serves as Editor-in-Chief for Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy (ASAP) and previously served as Associate Editor for Group Processes and Intergroup Relations and Journal of Applied Social Psychology.


Dr. Aberson is accepting students for M.A. study for 2022-2023. For more information, please see and his CV.