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The University of Texas at ArlingtonThe University of Texas at Arlington


Dr. Erin Q. Austin

Assistant Professor of Instruction

Program: Cognitive


Office: LS 302; 817-272-5464






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.  Also interested in bullying as a group process with a specific focus on the participant roles bystanders of peer victimization play during these interactions. 


Teaching Experience

Undergraduate Courses: Developmental Psychology: Life Span; Developmental Psychology: Conception through Late Childhood; Experimental Methods; Research Design and Statistics I; Research Design and Statistics II; Research Design and Statistics I & II Labs; Introduction to Psychology; Abnormal Psychology; Social Psychology


Assistant Professor of Instruction – the University of Texas at Arlington – 2019 to present

Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology – New Mexico State University – 2017 to 2019

Graduate Teaching Assistant and Instructor of Record – the University of Texas at Arlington – 2012 to 2017


Representative Publications

Guarneri-White, M.E., Arana, A.A., Boyd, E.Q., & Jensen-Campbell, L.A. (2018). It’s More Than Skin-Deep: The Relationship between Social Victimization and Telomere Length in Adolescence. Aggressive Behavior.

Arana, A.A., Boyd, E.Q., Guarneri-White, M.E., Iyer-Eimerbrink, P.A., Liegey Dougall, A., & Jensen-Campbell, L.A. (2017). The Impact of Social and Physical Peer Victimization on Systemic Inflammation in Adolescents. Merrill- Palmer Quarterly. Accepted June 2016.

Jensen-Campbell, L.A., Boyd, E.Q., Arana, A.A., & Lee, S. (2017). Does Escaping Victimization in Elementary School Lead to Improved Health in High School: A Comparison of Victimization Profile Groups. Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research. Accepted June 2016.

Powell, C. B. & Boyd, E.Q. (2012) Why students choose a college major in the STEM fields. The Texas Science Teacher, 41(1), 17-41.

Austin, E.Q., Arana, A.A., Guarneri-White, M.E., & Jensen-Campbell, L.A. (under review). The Influence of the COMT val158met Genotype on the Poor Health Outcomes of Peer Victims. Journal of Genetic Psychology.

Austin, E. Q., & Jensen-Campbell, L. A. (in preparation). The Influence of Peer Victimization on Health Outcomes via Perceived Overall Health and WtHR. Unpublished Manuscript.