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  • Degrees
    PhD, Psychology, UCLA
    MA, Psychology, UCLA
    BS, Mathematics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
  • Research Interests
    Research methodology, Educational technology

Dale Berger has interests in research methodology, educational technology, and social and legal control of alcohol-impaired driving. A project using internet technology in support of statistics teaching can be visited at

Berger teaches a range of advanced statistics courses and Psychology of Thinking. He was recipient of the Western Psychological Association (WPA) Outstanding Teaching Award (1997) and was WPA President from 2002 to 2003. He consults on applied research methods and data analysis, and he has directed research grants from the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Justice.

Co-authored with Giovanni W. Sosa, et. al. “Effectiveness of Computer-Assisted Instruction in Statistics: A Meta-Analysis.” Review of Educational Research 81 (2011): 97-128.

Co-authored with G. A. Fernando and K. E. Miller. “Growing Pains: the Impact of Disaster-Related and Daily Stressors on the Psychological and Psychosocial Functioning of Youth in Sri Lanka.” Child Development 81, no. 4 (2010): 1191-1209.

Co-authored with G. A. Fernando and K. E. Miller. “Daily Stressors in the Lives of Sri Lankan Youth: A Mixed Methods Approach to Assessment in a Context of War and Natural Disaster. Intervention: International Journal of Mental Health, Psychosocial Work and Counseling in Areas of Armed Conflict 7, no. 3 (2009): 187-203.

Co-authored with K. V. Vinson and A. M. Costanzo. “Predictors of Verdict and Punitive Damages in High-Stakes Civil Litigation.” Behavioral Sciences and the Law 26 (2008): 167-86.

Co-authored with M. H. Malek, et. al. “On the Application of Meta-Analysis in Pectus Excavatum Research.” American Journal of Cardiology 101, no. 3 (2008): 415-17.

Co-authored D. Fiorentino and J. R. Ramirez. “Drinking and Driving Among High-Risk Young Mexican American Men.” Accident Analysis & Prevention 39 (2007): 16-21.

Psychology of Thinking