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Kristin Buss

Kristin Buss

Professor, PsychologyDirector of Graduate TrainingDirector of Parents and Children Together (PACT)

256 Moore Building / Lab 263 Moore Building
University Park , PA 16802
Office Phone: (814) 863-1715 / (814) 863-6485



Dr. Kristin Buss is interested in emotional development and temperamental variation from birth through early childhood. Her work spans multiple areas of research within social development, psychobiology, and neuroscience. Her current work is focused on the development of risk for adjustment problems, with particular focus on the development of anxiety symptoms for children with fearful temperaments. This work has implications for identifying which fearful children are at risk for developing anxiety problems. Kristin is also the Director of Parents and Children Together (PACT). In this capacity she oversees a community-university partnership to encourage communication and trust between university researchers and Harrisburg community members. Kristin is also the PI on a community-based participatory research pilot examining factors that influence children’s anxiety in a high risk underserved communities and Co-PI on two anxiety prevention projects.

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