Kent Harber

Kent Harber

Kent Harber, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in Social Psychology at Rutgers University at Newark. Dr. Harber’s main interest is how people's self-resources (e.g., feelings of self-worth, self-esteem, social support, opportunities to disclose) affect their physical perception, social judgments, and interpersonal behavior. He applies this interest to interracial feedback, the perception of disturbing events, forgiveness, and the use of emotions as information. Dr. Harber is also interested in the cognitive benefits of emotional disclosure, and how motives to disclose turn people into news broadcasters for their social networks.