Developmental Psychology

 Erin Austin, Assistant Professor of Instruction

Dr. Austin’s research interests focus on the interplay between interpersonal relationships and individual differences among children, adolescents, and young adults. Current research focuses on how individual differences including genetic factors and biological functioning (i.e., stress reactivity, gut microbiome) influence responses to peer victimization and chronic stress. She is also interested in bullying as a group process with a specific focus on the participant roles bystanders of peer victimization play during these interactions.