Pam McAuslan, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology, Psychology Discipline Coordinator
Pam McAuslan
College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters
Behavioral Sciences

Teaching Areas:

Master of Science in Psychology, Psychology, Women's & Gender Studies

Research Areas:

Gender, Intimate Partner Violence, Media Psychology, Psychology

Biography and Education

Pam McAuslan is a social psychologist who has been at the University of Michigan-Dearborn since 1998. She regularly teaches Social Psychology, Psychology of Interpersonal Relationships, Principles of Statistics and Experimental Design, as well as Advanced Methods and Statistics in Health Psychology (grad class). Her research interests focus on several themes including: understanding factors related to the experience of intimate partner violence (both victimization and perpetration); how popular media both reflects and influences culture; impression management and gender. She has a strong foundation in both qualitative and quantitative research methods, as well as expertise in advanced statistical techniques including structural equation modeling and conditional process analysis (moderation and mediation).

Teaching Interests: 

Social Psychology, Interpersonal Relationships, Health Psychology, Media Psychology, Statistics

Research Interests: 

Using the media practice model to understand the relationships between experiential factors, media and attitudes/behaviors in emerging adults; Self-promotion in resumes and cover letters; Interpersonal violence including dating violence and sexual assault.

Selected Publications:

McAuslan, P., Altairi, S., & Siefert, C. (2020). The relationship between religion, gender and substance use in Muslim Arab American emerging adults. Journal of Muslim Mental Health, 14, 63-86.

McAuslan, P., Leonard, M., & Pickett, T. (2018). Using the media practice model to examine dating violence in emerging adults. Psychology of Popular Media Culture, 7, 429-449.

McAuslan, P., & Waung, M. (2018). Billboard Hot 100 songs: Self-promoting over the past 20 years. Psychology of Popular Media Culture, 7, 171-184.

Abbey, A., & McAuslan, P. (2004). A longitudinal examination of male college students’ perpetration of sexual assault. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 72, 747-756.