Psychology

Erin Crockett

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Areas of expertise

Relationship Sciences, Health, Human Development



Education

M.A., The University of Texas at Austin 2007
B. A., Southwestern University 2005
Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

Positions

Visiting Faculty
Southwestern University
August 01, 2011 - present

Postdoctoral Fellow
Heriot-Watt University
January 01, 2011 - August 01, 2011

Adjunct Professor
St. Edwards University
August 01, 2008 - May 01, 2010

Research

Content area: My resesarch niche lay at the intersection of 3 different areas of psychology: relationship sciences, health, and human development. The primary purpose of my research program is to better understand the cumulative development of health outcomes associated with different relationship types (e.g., marriage, parenting, friendships) over their lifespan. To address this issue, my research has focused on two areas: 1) moderators of relationship-specific health outcomes, and 2) the impact of support and other types of coping when managing relationship stressors. In addition to my primary areas of specialization, I also have experience in applied community settings. Specifically, I have conducted a pre-test/post-test evaluation for a domestic violence rehabilitation program and am currently conducting research with the Scottish government that will enable health visitors to better detect 'at risk' parenting situations. I find that working in these applied settings provides a unique springboard and/or outlet for my interests in social justice issues.

            Methodological training: Over the past six years I have developed strong quantitative skills and utilized diverse methodologies in my research, including experimental, diary, observational, and longitudinal survey designs. I also have extensive experience with physiological data collection and analysis, including the ability to assay saliva samples for salivary cortisol. My love and passion for statistics has led to take several advanced statistics courses and workshops, which have made me proficient in general statistics and analyzing multi-level data (both dyatic and growth curve modeling).


Professional Work


Publications

Publications

Crockett, E. E., Loving, T. J., Le, B, & Korn, M. (in press). Coping with romantic missing: Are sex differences
mediated by interdependence type? Journal of Social Psychology.

Le, B., Korn, M., Crockett, E. E., & Loving, T. J. (2011). Missing you maintains us: Missing a romantic partner,
commitment, relationship maintenance, and infidelity. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.

Loving, T. J., Crockett, E. E., & Paxson, A. A. (2009). Passionate love and relationship thinkers: Experimental evidence for acute cortisol elevations in women. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 34, 939-946.

Loving, T. J., Le, B., & Crockett, E. E. (2009). The physiology of feeling hurt. In A. Vangelisti (Ed.), Feeling Hurt in Close Relationships (359-375). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Smith, A., Loving, T. J., Crockett, E. E., and Campbell, L. (2009). An experimental approach to understanding social support: Is closeness a moderator of support effectiveness? Psychosomatic Medicine, 71, 843-851.

Manuscripts In Progress

Crockett, E. E., Loving, T. J., & Yeager, K. A. LifeWorks Resolution Counseling Program: The effectiveness of a non
-punitive violence rehabilitation program.

Crockett, E. E., & Loving, T. J. Sexual frequency moderates cortisol responses to a passionate love prime.

Crockett, E. E. & Neff, L. A. When helping hurts: Gender differences in cortisol responses to spousal support.


Seminars & Presentations

            Conference Presentations

Crockett, E. E. & Loving, T. J. (2011). Sexual frequency moderates cortisol responses to a passionate love prime. Presented at the 12th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), San Antonio, Texas.

Crockett, E. E. & Loving, T. J.. (2010). Breaking the mold: Evaluating the effectiveness of a non-punitive violence rehabilitation program. Presented at the 4th biannual meeting of the International Association for Relationship Research (IARR), Herzlia, Israel.

Crockett, E. E. (2009). Small (but meaningful?) differences: The cumulative effect of gender on health for individuals in romantic relationships. Presented at the 71st annual meeting for the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR), San Francisco, CA.

Crockett, E. E., Loving, T. J., Le, B., & Korn, M. S. (2009). Why I miss thee: Relational interdependence mediates the association between participant sex and missing. Presented at the 10th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), Tampa Bay, FL.

Crockett, E. E., Loving, T. J., Le, B., & Korn, M. S. (2008). I miss you, but I?m coping: Long distance relationship status affects reactions to partner absences. In A. J. Merolla (Organizer), Long distance in close relationships: Exploring communication, coping, and mental health in geographically-separated relationships. Paper presented at the 3rd biannual meeting of the International Association for Relationship Research (IARR), Providence, RI.

Le, B., Crockett, E. E., Korn, M. S., & Loving, T. J. (2008). Commitment and relationship maintenance during short-term geographic separations: The mediational role of missing a partner. Paper presented at the 3rd biannual meeting of the International Association for Relationship Research (IARR), Providence, RI.

Crockett, E. E., Loving, T. J., Le, B., & Korn, M. S. (2008). Predicting daters? sex-typed coping strategies in the context of geographic separation. Paper presented at the 9th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), Albuquerque, NM.

Le, B., Korn, M. S., Loving, T. J., & Crockett, E. E. (2008) Commitment, relationship maintenance, and missing a romantic partner: A longitudinal investigation of short-term geographic separations. Paper presented at the 9th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), Albuquerque, NM.

Paxson, A. A., Crockett, E. E., & Loving, T. J. (2008). I love you, but you stress me out: Does self-expansion make falling in love stressful? Paper presented at the 9th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), Albuquerque, NM.

Smith, A. M., Loving, T. J., & Crockett, E. E. (2008). The flip side: HPA-axis consequences of being a support provider. Paper presented at the 9th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), Albuquerque, NM.

Smith, A., Loving, T. J., & Crockett, E. E. (2007). An experimental approach to understanding social support: Is closeness a moderator of support effectiveness? Paper presented at the 8th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), Memphis, TN.

Crockett, E. E., Loving, T. J., Le, B. (2006). ?He said, she said:? Gender differences in disclosure to friends about relationships. Paper presented at the 2nd biannual meeting of the International Association for Relationship Research (IARR), Crete, Greece.

Crockett, E. E., Riggs, A. L., & Giuliano, T. A. (2004). Pink slips and black cats: The relationship between stress and superstition. Paper presented at the 2nd annual meeting of the Southwestern Undergraduate Research Symposium, Georgetown, TX.

Crockett, E. E. (2004). Everything goes in Camden Town: An urban sociological analysis of a neighborhood in London. Paper presented at the 67th annual Southern Sociological Society Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Riggs, A. L., Giuliano, T. A., Buckert, A. D., & Crockett, E. E. (2004). ?His and Her? heart attacks: The effect of perceived relevance on women?s perceptions of heart disease risk. Paper presented at the 16th annual meeting of the American Psychological Society, Chicago, IL.

Crockett, E. E. & Loving, T. J. (2011). Sexual frequency moderates cortisol responses to a passionate love prime. Presented at the 12th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), San Antonio, Texas.

Crockett, E. E. & Loving, T. J.. (2010). Breaking the mold: Evaluating the effectiveness of a non-punitive violence rehabilitation program. Presented at the 4th biannual meeting of the International Association for Relationship Research (IARR), Herzlia, Israel.

Crockett, E. E. (2009). Small (but meaningful?) differences: The cumulative effect of gender on health for individuals in romantic relationships. Presented at the 71st annual meeting for the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR), San Francisco, CA.

Crockett, E. E., Loving, T. J., Le, B., & Korn, M. S. (2009). Why I miss thee: Relational interdependence mediates the association between participant sex and missing. Presented at the 10th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), Tampa Bay, FL.

Crockett, E. E., Loving, T. J., Le, B., & Korn, M. S. (2008). I miss you, but I?m coping: Long distance relationship status affects reactions to partner absences. In A. J. Merolla (Organizer), Long distance in close relationships: Exploring communication, coping, and mental health in geographically-separated relationships. Paper presented at the 3rd biannual meeting of the International Association for Relationship Research (IARR), Providence, RI.

Le, B., Crockett, E. E., Korn, M. S., & Loving, T. J. (2008). Commitment and relationship maintenance during short-term geographic separations: The mediational role of missing a partner. Paper presented at the 3rd biannual meeting of the International Association for Relationship Research (IARR), Providence, RI.

Crockett, E. E., Loving, T. J., Le, B., & Korn, M. S. (2008). Predicting daters? sex-typed coping strategies in the context of geographic separation. Paper presented at the 9th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), Albuquerque, NM.

Le, B., Korn, M. S., Loving, T. J., & Crockett, E. E. (2008) Commitment, relationship maintenance, and missing a romantic partner: A longitudinal investigation of short-term geographic separations. Paper presented at the 9th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), Albuquerque, NM.

Paxson, A. A., Crockett, E. E., & Loving, T. J. (2008). I love you, but you stress me out: Does self-expansion make falling in love stressful? Paper presented at the 9th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), Albuquerque, NM.

Smith, A. M., Loving, T. J., & Crockett, E. E. (2008). The flip side: HPA-axis consequences of being a support provider. Paper presented at the 9th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), Albuquerque, NM.

Smith, A., Loving, T. J., & Crockett, E. E. (2007). An experimental approach to understanding social support: Is closeness a moderator of support effectiveness? Paper presented at the 8th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), Memphis, TN.

Crockett, E. E., Loving, T. J., Le, B. (2006). ?He said, she said:? Gender differences in disclosure to friends about relationships. Paper presented at the 2nd biannual meeting of the International Association for Relationship Research (IARR), Crete, Greece.

Crockett, E. E., Riggs, A. L., & Giuliano, T. A. (2004). Pink slips and black cats: The relationship between stress and superstition. Paper presented at the 2nd annual meeting of the Southwestern Undergraduate Research Symposium, Georgetown, TX.

Crockett, E. E. (2004). Everything goes in Camden Town: An urban sociological analysis of a neighborhood in London. Paper presented at the 67th annual Southern Sociological Society Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Riggs, A. L., Giuliano, T. A., Buckert, A. D., & Crockett, E. E. (2004). ?His and Her? heart attacks: The effect of perceived relevance on women?s perceptions of heart disease risk. Paper presented at the 16th annual meeting of the American Psychological Society, Chicago, IL.

 


Honors & Awards

2010                The University of Texas at Austin Dissertation Award

2010                The University of Texas at Austin Professional Development Award

2009                The University of Texas at Austin Graduate School Continuing Fellowship

2009                The University of Texas at Austin Professional Development Award

2008                 The University of Texas at Austin Graduate School Continuing Fellowship

2008                 The University of Texas at Austin Professional Development Award

2006                 National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship, Honorable Mention

2005                 The University of Texas at Austin Research Internship Fellowship

2005                 The University of Texas at Austin Departmental Scholarship

2004                 Southwestern Psychological Association Award for Undergraduate Research

2004                 Psychology Department Top Student Award, Honorable Mention

2001                 Southwestern University Presidential Scholar


Groups & Affiliations

International Association for Relationship Research (IARR)

National Council on Family Relations (NCFR)

Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP)

Phi Beta Kappa

Psi Chi, National Honor Society in Psychology