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Holly Arrow

Professor Emerit Psychology
Psychology, SAIL
Research Interests: Social/Personality, Small Group Dynamics, Psychology of War


Holly Arrow is professor emerit of psychology at the University of Oregon.  Her research and teaching interests include group dynamics, the psychology of war, atrocities, charitable giving, evolutionary psychology, psychopathic personality, and research methods.  She has a long-standing interest in the open science movement. 


Dr. Arrow's research interests include: the formation and development of small groups as complex dynamic systems, the psychology of war and atrocities, and the psychosocial effects of sport in older athletes. For further information, please visit Dr. Arrow's website.

Dr. Arrow is no longer accepting new graduate students.

Selected Publications:

Garinther, A., Arrow, H., & Razavi, P. (2021). Victim number effects in charitable giving: Joint evluations promote egalitarian decisions. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

Huebner, M., David Meltzer, D., Wenjuan Ma, W., Arrow, H. (2020). Masters weightlifters navigate health challenges and physical activities: A cross-sectional study. PLOS ONE, 16(2): e0247110.

Arrow, H., & Henry, K.B. (2019). Complexity dynamics in small groups. In G.Y. Georgiev et al. (Eds.). Evolution, Development, and Complexity: Multiscale Models in Complex Adaptive Systems (pp. 403-420). New York: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-00075-2 18

Arrow, H., & Schumacher, W.M. (2017, May 21). What is moral injury in veterans? The Conversation.

Wolfe, A., & Arrow, H. (2013). Military influence tactics: Lessons learned in Iraq and Afghanistan. Military Psychology, 25 (5), 428-437. doi: 10.1037/mil0000009

Hannagan, R.J., & Arrow, H. (2011). Reengineering gender relations in modern militaries: An evolutionary perspective. Journal of Trauma and Dissociation, 12, 1-19.

Arrow, H., & Henry, K.B. (2010). Using complexity to promote group learning in health care. Journal of Evaluation of Clinical Practice, 16, 861-866.