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Lauri Jensen-Campbell received her PhD in psychology from Texas A&M University in 1995. Before coming to the University of Texas at Arlington, where she presently is an associate professor, Lauri was an associate professor at Florida Atlantic University (Davie, FL). She was recognized for her teaching at Florida Atlantic University twice (Teaching Incentive Program Award (1998) and Distinguished Teacher of the Year, College of Liberal Arts (1997-1998)). Since 1997, Dr. Jensen-Campbell has also co-authored poster and paper presentations with 68 different undergraduate students. She has also co-authored conference posters and papers with 13 graduate students. In addition, Lauri has served as the mentor for 14 undergraduate honors theses, with 10 of those thesis projects being conducted at UT Arlington. She has also served on 18 thesis/dissertation committees while at UT Arlington. Finally, she has been or is currently the chair of 13 thesis/dissertation committees at UT Arlington.
Her research is located at the intersection of personality, social, developmental, psychophysiological and health psychology; she has authored or co-authored papers in these areas for Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Journal of Personality, Journal of Research in Personality, the Cambridge Handbook of Personality,Encyclopediaof Social Psychology, and Encyclopediaof Human Relations. She is currently co-editing a book with Geoff MacDonald on Social Pain: A Neuroscientific, Social, and Health Psychology Analysis (American Psychological Association),which will provide the first comprehensive, multidisciplinary work on social pain. Since coming to UT Arlington, she has received funding from the National Science Foundation, Timberlawn Psychiatric Research Foundation, and the Marchionne Research Foundation. Current research involves both theoretical and empirical research on peer victimization in adolescence and how some adolescents may be more susceptible to the influence of victimization than are others.