Erin K. Davisson

Research Scientist, C-StARR

Erin Davisson is associate director of the Administrative Core in the Center for the Study of Adolescent Risk and Resilience (C-StARR). Davisson joined the Center in June 2013 as a research scientist with the C-StARR. Her research focuses on self-regulation broadly, including self-control and its impact on health and problem behaviors, as well as measurement issues related to self-regulation and self-control.

Research Interests:

  • Social Psychology


  • Ph.D. in Social Psychology, Duke University

Recent Publications (More Publications)

  • vanDellen, M.R., Shea, C.T., Davisson, E.K., Koval, C.Z., & Fitzsimons, G.M. (2014) Motivated misperception: Self-regulatory resources affect goal appraisals Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 53, 118-124,
  • Burnette, J.L., Davisson, E.K., Finkel, E.J., Van Tongeren, D.M., Hui, C.M., & Hoyle, R.H. (2014) Self-control and forgiveness: A meta-analytic review. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 5, 443-450,
  • Shea, C.T., Davisson, E.K., & Fitzsimons, G.M. (2013) Riding others' coattails: Low self-control individuals value self-control in others Psychological Science, 24, 1031-1036,
  • van Dellen, M.R., Campbell, W.K., Hoyle, R.H., & Bradfield, E.K. (2011) Overcompensating, resisting, and breaking: A meta-analytic examination of theoretical models of reactions to self-esteem threat. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 15, 51-74,
  • van Dellen, M.R., Bradfield, E.K., & Hoyle, R.H. (2010) Trait self-esteem as a moderator of self-regulatory processes