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Biographical Sketch




Warren B. MillerDirector, Transnational Family Research Institute/Aptos




Princeton University, Princeton, NJA.B.1957Philosophy/Psychology

Columbia University, New York City, NY  --1958Premedical courses

Cornell University Medical College, NYC, NYM.D.1962Medicine

Stanford University, Stanford, CA  --1966Psychiatry


                                                                                         

                                                                                             

Positions and Projects


1966-1968Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology, Florida State University

1968-1975Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Stanford University

1975-1983Principal Research Scientist, American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences

1983-Director, Transnational Family Research Institute/Aptos


While at the American Institutes for Research (AIR) was director and principal investigator for the following projects:

Personality factors in premarital pregnancy:  data analysis (NICHHD/DHEW, 1975)

Preliminary study of contraceptive clients' contraceptive utilization behavior (Department of Health, State of California, 1975)

Contraceptive attitude dimensions and the prediction of contraceptive behavior (NICHHD/ DHEW, 1977)

Psychological factors and fertility behavior in women (NICHHD/DHEW, 1977)

Psychosocial aspects of fertility termination (NICHHD/DHEW, 1978)

The psychology of reproduction:   Preparation of a monograph (The Commonwealth Fund, 1980)

Personal meanings of voluntary and involuntary childlessness (NICHHD/DHEW, 1981)


Since joining Transnational Family Research Institute, he has been principal investigator on the following projects:

Couple decision making and sterilization (AVS, 1983)

Married couples and the effects of sterilization (NICHHD/DHHS, 1985)

Husbands' and wives' childbearing motivation (NICHHD/DHHS, 1988)

Unintended pregnancy in four low income groups (NICHHD/DHHS, 1995)


He has also been a co-investigator on the projects:

Psychosocial and physical results of tubal ligation (NICHHD/DHHS, 1981)

Young adults born of unwanted pregnancies (NICHHD/DHHS, 1991)

Biometrical modeling of human fertility using the NLSY (NICHHD/DHHS, 2003)


Completed projects during the last three years include:

Biometric modeling of human fertility using the NLSY (NIH R01-HD046235.


Selected Publications and Papers Submitted for Publication:


Miller, W.B.  (1973).  Sexuality, contraception, and pregnancy in a high school population.  California Medicine, 119,14-21.

Miller, W.B.  (1974).  Relationships between the intendedness of conception and the wantedness of pregnancy.  Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 159, 396-406.

Miller, W.B. (1975).  Psychological and psychiatric aspects of population problems.  In:  S. Arieti (Ed.), American Handbook of Psychiatry, Vol. VI, New York:  Basic Books.

Miller, W.B.  (1975).  A survey of psychological antecedents of conception among abortion seekers.  Western Journal of Medicine, 122,12-19.

Miller, W.B. & Godwin, R.K.  (1977).  Psyche and Demos:  Individual Decision Making and Population Issues.  New York:  Oxford University Press.

Cvetkovich, G., Grote B., Lieberman, E.J. & Miller, W.B.  (1978).  Sex role development and teenage fertility-related behavior.  Adolescence, 13, 231-236.

Miller, W.B.  (1978).  Psychosocial aspects of surgical sterilization in women.  In:  S.H. Newman & Z.E. Klein, (Eds.), Behavioral-Social Aspects of Contraceptive Sterilization, Lexington, MA:  Lexington Books.

Miller, W.B. & Newman, L.F.  (1978).  (Eds.):  The First Child and Family Formation.  Chapel Hill, NC:  Carolina Population Center.

Miller, W.B.  (1980).  Sexual and contraceptive behavior in young unmarried women.  In:  D.D. Young & A.A. Ehrhardt, (Eds.), Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology, New York:  Appleton-Century-Crofts.

Miller, W.B.  (1981).  Psychological vulnerability to unwanted pregnancy.  In:  F.F. Furstenberg, R. Lincoln, & J. Menken, (Eds.), Teenage Sexuality, Pregnancy, and Childbearing.  Philadelphia, PA:  University of Pennsylvania Press.

Miller, W.B.  (1981).  The Psychology of Reproduction. Washington, DC:  National Technical Information Service.

Miller, W.B.  (1983).  Chance, choice, and the future of reproduction.  American Psychologist, 38, 1198-1205.

Miller, W.B. & Shain, R.N.  (1985).  Married women and contraceptive sterilization:  Factors that contribute to pre-surgical ambivalence.  Journal of Biosocial Science, 17, 471-479.

Miller, W.B.  (1986).  Why some women fail to use their contraceptive method:  A psychological investigation.  Family Planning Perspectives, 18, 27-32.

Miller, W.B.  (1986).  Proception:  An important fertility behavior.  Demography, 23, 579-594.

Miller, W.B., Shain, R.N. & Pasta, D.J.  (1985-86).  A model of the determinants in married women of sterilization method choice.  Population and Environment, 8, 223-239.

Shain, R.N., Miller, W.B. & Holden, A.E.C.  (1986).  Married women's dissatisfaction with tubal sterilization and vasectomy at first-year follow-up:  Effects of perceived spousal dominance.  Fertility and Sterility, 45, 808-819.

Miller, W.B., Shain, R.N. & Pasta, D.J.  (1987).  The sterilization decision in a U.S. sample.  In:  R.A. Bulatao & J.A. Palmore, Jr.  (Eds.), Choosing a Contraceptive:  Factors in Method Choice in Asia and the United States, Boulder, CO:  Westview Press.

Miller, W.B. & Pasta, D.J.  (1988).  A model of fertility motivations, desires, expectations early in women's reproductive careers.  Social Biology, 35, 236-250.

Miller, W.B., Shain, R.N., & Pasta, D.J.  (1990).  The nature and dynamics of post-sterilization regret in married women.  Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 20, 506-530.

Miller, W.B., Shain, R.N., & Pasta, D.J.  (1991).  Tubal sterilization or vasectomy:  How do married couples make the choice?  Fertility and Sterility, 56, 278-284.

Miller, W.B., Shain, R.N., & Pasta, D.J.  (1991).  The predictors of post-sterilization regret in married women.  Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 21, 1083-1110.

Miller, W.B., Shain, R.N., & Pasta, D.J.  (1991).  The pre- and post-sterilization predictors of post-sterilization regret in husbands and wives.  Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 179, 602-608.

Shain, R.N., Miller, W.B., Holden, A.E.C., & Rosenthal, M.  (1991).  Impact of tubal sterilization and vasectomy on female marital sexuality:  Results of a controlled longitudinal study.  American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 164, 763-771.

Miller, W.B.  (1992).  An empirical study of the psychological antecedents and consequences of induced abortion.  Journal of Social Issues, 48, 67-93.

Miller, W.B.  (1992).  Personality traits and developmental experiences as antecedents of childbearing motivation.  Demography, 29, 265-285.

Miller, W.B.  (1993).  A model of sterilization ambivalence and post-sterilization regret in married couples.  In:  L.J. Severy (Ed.), Advances in Population, Volume 1, (pp. 173-206).  London:  Jessica Kingsley.

Miller, W.B. & Pasta, D.J.  (1993).  Motivational and nonmotivational determinants of child-number desires.  Population and Environment, 15,113-138.

Miller, W.B.  (1994).  Childbearing motivations, desires, and intentions:  A theoretical framework.  Genetic, Social, and General Psychological Monographs, 120, 223-258.

Miller, W.B.  (1994).  Reproductive decisions:  How we make them and how they make us.  In:  L.J. Severy (Ed.), Advances in Population, Volume 2 (pp. 1-27).  London:  Jessica Kingsley.

Miller, W.B. & Pasta, D.J.  (1994).  The psychology of child timing:  A measurement instrument and a model.  Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 24, 221-250.

Miller, W.B.  (1995).  Childbearing motivation and its measurement.  Journal of Biosocial Science, 27, 473-485.

Miller, W.B. & Pasta, D.J.  (1995).  How does childbearing affect fertility motivations and desires?  Social Biology, 42, 185-198.

Kubicka, L., Matejcek, Z., David, H.P., Dytrych, Z., Miller, W.B., & Roth, Z.  (1995).  Children from unwanted pregnancies in Prague, Czech Republic revisited at age thirty.  Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 91, 361-369.

Miller, W.B. & Pasta, D.J.  (1995).  Behavioral intentions:  Which ones predict fertility behavior in married couples?  Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 25, 530-555.

Miller, W.B. & Pasta, D.J.  (1996).  The relative influence of husbands and wives on the choice and use of oral contraception, a diaphragm, and condoms.  Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 26, 1749-1774.

Miller, W.B. & Pasta, D.J.  (1996).  Couple disagreement:  Effects on the formation and implementation of fertility decisions.  Personal Relationships, 3, 307-336, 1996.

Miller, W.B., Pasta, D.J., & Dean, C.L.  (1998).  Testing a model of the psychological consequences of abortion.  In:  Beckman, L.J. & Harvey, S.M.  (Eds.)., The New Civil War:  The Psychology, Culture, and Politics of Abortion.  Washington, DC:  American Psychological Association.

Miller, W.B., Pasta, D.J., MacMurray, J., Chiu, C., Wu, H., & Comings, D.E.  (1999).  Dopamine receptor genes are associated with age at first sexual intercourse.  Journal of Biosocial Science, 31, 43-54.

Miller, W.B., Pasta, D.J., MacMurray, J., Chiu, C., Wu, H., & Comings, D.E.  (1999).  Genetic influences on childbearing motivation:  A theoretical framework and some empirical evidence.  In L.J. Severy & W.B. Miller, (Eds.), Advances in population:  Psychosocial perspectives, Vol. 3 (pp. 53-102).  London:  Jessica Kingsley.

Rodgers, J.L., Rowe, D.C. & Miller, W.B.  (2000), Genetic influences on human fertility and sexuality:  Theoretical and empirical contributions from the biological and behavioral sciences.  Boston:  Kluwer.

Miller, W.B. & Pasta, D.J.  (2000).  Early family environment, reproductive strategy, and contraceptive behavior:  Testing a genetic hypothesis.  In:  J.L. Rodgers, D.C. Rowe, & W.B. Miller, (Eds.), Genetic influences on human fertility and sexuality:  Theoretical and empirical contributions from the biological and behavioral sciences (pp. 183-230).  Boston:  Kluwer.

Miller, W.B., Pasta, D.J., MacMurray, J., Muhleman, D., & Comings, D.E.   (2000).  Genetic influences on childbearing motivation:  Further testing a theoretical framework.  In:  J.L. Rodgers, D.C. Rowe, & W.B. Miller (Eds.), Genetic influences on human fertility and sexuality:  Theoretical and empirical contributions from the biological and behavioral sciences (pp. 35-66).  Boston:  Kluwer.

Pasta, D.J., & Miller, W.B.  (2000).  A heritability study of childbearing motivation.  In:  J.L. Rodgers, D.C. Rowe, & W.B. Miller (Eds.), Genetic influences on human fertility and sexuality:  Theoretical and empirical contributions from the biological and behavioral sciences (pp. 107-120).  Boston:  Kluwer.

Rodgers, J.L., Hughes, K., Kohler, H.-P., Christensen, K., Doughty, D., Rowe, D.C., & Miller, W.B.  (2001).  Genetic influence helps explain variation in human fertility: Evidence from recent behavioral and molecular genetic studies.  Current Directions in Psychological Science, 10, 184-188.

Miller, W.B. & Rodgers, J.L.  (2001).  The Ontogeny of Human Bonding Systems:  Evolutionary Origins, Neural Bases, and Psychological Manifestations.  Boston:  Kluwer.

Miller, W.B., & Pasta, D.J.  (2002).  The motivational substrate of unintended and unwanted pregnancy.  Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research, 7, 1-29.

Miller, W.B., & Pasta, D.J.  (2002).  Motivational antecedents to contraceptive method change following a pregnancy scare:  A couple analysis.  Social Biology, 48, 256-277.

Miller, W.B., Feldman, S.S., & Pasta, D.J.  (2002).  The effect of the nurturant bonding system on child security of attachment and dependency.  Social Biology, 49, 125-159.

Miller, W.B.  (2003).  The role of nurturant schemas in human reproduction.  In: J.L. Rodgers & H.-P. Kohler (Eds.), The Biodemography of Fertility (pp.43-55).  Boston:  Kluwer.

Miller, W.B., Severy, L.J., & Pasta, D.J.  (2004).  A framework for modeling fertility motivation in the dyad.  Population Studies, 58, 193-205.

Pezeshki, M.Z., Zeighami, B., & Miller, W.B.  (2005).  Measuring the childbearing motivation of couples referred to the Shiraz Health Center for premarital examinations.  Journal of Biosocial Science, 37, 37-53.

Miller, W.B. (2005).  Affiliative reward and the Ontogenetic Bonding System.  Commentary on R.A. Depue and J.V. Morrone-Strupinsky, A neurobehavioral model of affiliative bonding: Implications for conceptualizing a human trait of affiliation. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 28, 357-358.

Kohler, H.-P., Rodgers, J.L., Miller, W.B., Skytthe, A., and Christensen, K.  (2006).  Bio-social determinants of fertility.  International Journal of Andrology, 29, 46-53.

Rodgers, J.L., Bard, D.E., and Miller, W.B.  (2007).  Multivariate cholesky models of human female fertility patterns in the NLSY.  Behavior Genetics, 37, 345-361.

Miller, W.B., Sable, M. R., & Csizmadia, A.  (2008).  Pregnancy Wantedness and Child Attachment Security: Is there a Relationship?  Journal of Maternal and Child Health, 8, 478-487.

Miller, W.B., Millstein, S.G., & Pasta, D.J. (2008).  The measurement of childbearing motivation in couples considering the use of assisted reproductive technology.  Social Biology, 54, 8-32.

Rodgers, J.L., Bard, D.E., Johnson, A., D’Onofrio, B., & Miller, W.B.  (2008). The cross-generational mother-daughter-aunt-niece design: Establishing validity of the MDAN design with NLSY fertility variables.  Behavior Genetics, 38, 567-578.

Miller, W.B., Sable, M.R., & Beckmeyer, J. (2009).  Preconception Motivation and Pregnancy  Wantedness: Pathways to Toddler Attachment Security.  Journal of Marriage and Family, 12, 478-487.

Miller, W.B. & Jones, J. (2009).  Modeling the Motivational Antecedents to Pregnancy Intendedness and Wantedness in the 2002 NSFG.  Journal of Population Research, 26, 327-357.

Miller, W.B., Bard, D.E., Pasta, D.J., & Rodgers, J.L.  (2010). Biodemographic modeling of the links between fertility motivation and fertility outcomes in the NLSY79. Demography, 47, 393-414.

Miller, W.B., Rodgers, J.L., & Pasta, D.J.  (2010).  The fertility motivations of youth predict later fertility outcomes: A prospective analysis of NLSY data.   Biodemography and Social Biology, 56, 1-23.

Miller, W. B. (2011). Differences between Fertility Desires and Intentions: Implications for Theory, Research, and Policy. In P. Morgan, T. Sobotka, & M. R. Testa, (Eds.), Vienna Yearbook of Population Research 2011 (Vol. 9), pp. 75-98. http://www.oeaw.ac.at/vid/yearbook/index.html. Accessed December 2011.

Miller, W.B. (2011). Comparing the TPB and the T-D-I-B framework. Vienna Yearbook of Population Research 2011 (Vol. 9), pp. 19-29. http://www.oeaw.ac.at/vid/yearbook/index.html. Accessed December 2011.


Unpublished Papers, Conference Presentations, and Research Reports


Miller, W.B. (1981).  Personal Meanings of Voluntary and Imvoluntary Childlessness.  www.tfri.org.

Miller, W.B. (1996).  Patterns of Proceptive Behavior in a Non-Clinical Sample of Married Couples. www.tfri.org.

Miller, W.B. (2004).  Affiliative and Sexual Bonding in Adult Relationships: A Biopsychodyadic Framework. www.tfri.org.

Miller, W.B., & Pasta, D.J.  (2006).  Disagreement Between Spouses’ Childbearing Desires: Changes During Five Years of Marriage.  www.tfri.org.

Miller, W.B., & Pasta, D.J.  (2006).  Bias Toward Self in the Perception of Spouse’s Childbearing Desires. www.tfri.org.

Miller, W.B., Rodgers, J.L., & Pasta, D.J.  (2006).  Modeling the Links Between Fertility Motivations and Fertility Outcomes: A Prospective Analysis of NLSY Data. A working paper.  www.tfri.org.

Miller, W.B. (2007).  The interaction of positive and negative childbearing desires: A graphic model. www.tfri.org.

Miller, W.B. & Haydon, A.  (2009). Unintended Pregnancy in Low-Income Couples-Report on Phases I and II Data Analyses.  Report to The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. www.tfri.org.

Miller, W.B. & Haydon, A.  (2009). Unintended Pregnancy in Low-Income Couples-Supplemental Report on Phase III and II Data Analyses.  Report to The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. www.tfri.org.

Miller, W.B.  (2010).  Fertility Intentions, Counterintentions, and Subintentions: A Theoretical Framework and Graphic Model.  www.tfri.org.

Miller, W.B. (2009). Using a Bonding Motivation Model to Predict Relationship Stability: A Working Paper.  www.tfri.org.

Miller, W.B. (2011) Ambivalent Childbearing Motivation and Condom Use in Young Urban Women. Presented at the 2011 Psychosocial Workshop.  www.tfri.org.


Papers Submitted for Publication and in Preparation


Miller, W.B., Holden, A.E.C,, Shain, R.N., & Perdue, S.T.  (2012).  A Model of How Intimate Relationship Motivations Affect Behaviors that Risk Sexually Transmitted Infections.  Submitted.

Miller, W.B., Barber, J.A., & Gatny, H.H. (2012).  Ambivalent Childbearing Desires and the Hazard of Pregnancy.  Submitted.

Miller, W.B., Trent, M., & Chung, S.  (2012).  The Effects of Ambivalent Childbearing Motivations on the Regularity of Condom Use by Inner-City Females.  Submitted.

Miller, W.B.  (2012).  Comparing Individual-Level and Couple-Level Predictions of Contraceptive Behavior in Young Monogamous Couples.  Manuscript in preparation.


Book in Preparation


Miller, W.B. (2010). Why We Have Children: Building a Unified Theory of the Reproductive Mind.  Manuscript in preparation and available on line at www.tfri.org.