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Erin Quinn Austin

Assistant Professor of Instruction, Psychology
Last Updated: September 22, 2021
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Research Interests

Research Interests
I am interested in the interplay between interpersonal relationships and individual differences among children, adolescents, and young adults. Specifically, how individuals differences including mental and physical health as well as genetic factors and biological functioning (i.e., stress reactivity, gut microbiome) influence responses to peer victimization and chronic stress. Additionally, I am interested in bullying as a group process with specific focus on the participant roles bystanders of peer victimization play during these interactions.

Teaching Interests

Teaching Interests
Undergraduate: Introduction to Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Research Methods and Statistics, Teaching of Psychology

Graduate: Statistics

Education

Education

    • 2018 PhD in Experimental Psychology
      University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas
    • 2014 MS in Psychology - Health
      University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington
    • 2012 BS in Biology/Psychology
      Abilene Christian University

Appointments

Appointments

    • Aug 2019 to Present Assistant Professor of Instruction
      Psychology, University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX, United States)
    • Aug 2017 to Dec 2019 Visiting Assistant Professor
      Psychology, New Mexico State University (Las Cruces, NM, United States)

Memberships

    • 2020 to Present Society for the Teaching of Psychology
    • 2014 to 2018 Association for Psychological Science
    • 2013 to 2018 Society for Research in Adolescence
    • 2013 to 2018 Society for Research in Child Development
    • 2013 to 2018 Southwestern Psychological Association

Awards and Honors

    •  2018 Maverick Enrollment Award sponsored by University of Texas at Arlington
    •  2017 Texas Public Education Graduate Grant sponsored by University of Texas at Arlington
    •  2016 College of Science Assistantship, Psychology sponsored by University of Texas at Arlington
    •  2015 Maverick Doctoral Grant sponsored by University of Texas at Arlington
    •  2015 Maverick Graduate Grant sponsored by University of Texas at Arlington
    •  2012 James Herbert Sikes Scholarship sponsored by Abilene Christian University
    •  2012 R.T. Clark Biology Award—Department of Biology sponsored by Abilene Christian University
    •  2012 STEM Doctoral Fellowship sponsored by University of Texas at Arlington
    •  2012 University Scholar sponsored by Abilene Christian University
    •  2011 ACU’s Who’s Who Among Students sponsored by Abilene Christian University
    •  2011 Social Sciences Outstanding Researcher sponsored by Abilene Christian University
    •  2011 Todd and Shirley Barfield Endowed Scholarship sponsored by Abilene Christian University
    •  2011 Undergraduate Researcher of the Year—finalist sponsored by Abilene Christian University
    •  2008 Band Scholarships sponsored by Abilene Christian University
    •  2008 Honors College Research Grants sponsored by Abilene Christian University
    •  2008 Honors College Travel Grants sponsored by Abilene Christian University
    •  2008 John C. Steven Award sponsored by Abilene Christian University
    •  2008 National Merit Special Scholarship sponsored by Abilene Christian University

Support & Funding

Support & Funding

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    • June 2016 to Dec 2018 Peer Relationships, Gut Microbiota, and Health sponsored by  -  $27203
      (Funded)

Students Supervised

    • Present
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Danielle Brecht, Defended proposal 4/24/20 (Psychology)
      Friend or foe? Untangling the effects of loneliness and social media use on health
    • May 2020
      Undergraduate Honors Thesis
      Areesha Azam,
      Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Children: What is it, What Causes it, and How To Treat it

Courses

      • PSYC 3310-700 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
        (Course Id: 108681)
        Fall - Dynamic Dated Session - 2021
      • PSYC 3310-700 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
        (Course Id: 108681)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • PSYC 3310-701 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
        (Course Id: 108681)
        Fall - Dynamic Dated Session - 2021
      • PSYC 3310-701 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
        (Course Id: 108681)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • PSYC 3310-001 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
        (Course Id: 108681)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2021
      • PSYC 3310-001 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
        (Course Id: 108681)
        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • PSYC 3310-700 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
        (Course Id: 108681)
        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • PSYC 3310-700 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
        (Course Id: 108681)
        Summer - Dynamic Dated Session - 2021
      • PSYC 2443-001 RESEARCH DESIGN & STATISTICS I
        (Course Id: 108665)
        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • PSYC 2443-001 RESEARCH DESIGN & STATISTICS I
        (Course Id: 108665)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • PSYC 3443-001 RESEARCH DESIGN & STATS II
        (Course Id: 108666)
        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • PSYC 3443-001 RESEARCH DESIGN & STATS II
        (Course Id: 108666)
        Summer - Five Week - Second - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • PSYC 3310-700 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
        (Course Id: 108681)
        Spring - Dynamic Dated Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • PSYC 3310-701 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
        (Course Id: 108681)
        Spring - Dynamic Dated Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • PSYC 4391-001 FOUNDATIONS UDGR TEACHING EXP
        (Course Id: 113576)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • PSYC 3443-001 RESEARCH DESIGN & STATS II
        (Course Id: 108666)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • PSYC 3443-900 RESEARCH DESIGN & STATS II
        (Course Id: 108666)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • PSYC 5405-001 ADVANCED STATISTICS I
        (Course Id: 108835)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • PSYC 5405-003 ADVANCED STATISTICS I
        (Course Id: 108835)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • PSYC 3310-001 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
        (Course Id: 108681)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • PSYC 3310-003 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
        (Course Id: 108681)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • PSYC 3310-700 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
        (Course Id: 108681)
        Fall - Dynamic Dated Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • PSYC 3310-701 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
        (Course Id: 108681)
        Fall - Dynamic Dated Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • PSYC 4391-001 FOUNDATIONS UDGR TEACHING EXP
        (Course Id: 113576)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • PSYC 3443-001 RESEARCH DESIGN & STATS II
        (Course Id: 108666)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • PSYC 3443-900 RESEARCH DESIGN & STATS II
        (Course Id: 108666)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • PSYC 3310-001 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
        (Course Id: 108681)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • PSYC 3310-700 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
        (Course Id: 108681)
        Summer - Dynamic Dated Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • PSYC 2443-001 RESEARCH DESIGN & STATISTICS I
        (Course Id: 108665)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • PSYC 3310-003 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
        (Course Id: 108681)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • PSYC 3310-700 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
        (Course Id: 108681)
        Spring - Dynamic Dated Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • PSYC 3310-701 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
        (Course Id: 108681)
        Spring - Dynamic Dated Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • PSYC 4391-001 FOUNDATIONS UDGR TEACHING EXP
        (Course Id: 113576)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • PSYC 2443-001 RESEARCH DESIGN & STATISTICS I
        (Course Id: 108665)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • PSYC 3310-003 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
        (Course Id: 108681)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • PSYC 3310-700 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
        (Course Id: 108681)
        Fall - Dynamic Dated Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • PSYC 3310-701 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
        (Course Id: 108681)
        Fall - Dynamic Dated Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • PSYC 4391-001 FOUNDATIONS UDGR TEACHING EXP
        (Course Id: 113576)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • PSYC 2444-001 RESEARCH DESIGN & STATS II
        (Course Id: 108666)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus