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Professor of Psychology
Pam McAuslan
4063 CASL Building
4901 Evergreen Rd
Dearborn, MI 48128

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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 and Research

Selected Publications

McAuslan, P., Leonard, M., & Pickett, T. (2017, May 4). Using the media practice model to examine dating violence in emerging adults. Psychology of Popular Media Culture. Advanced online publication.


Waung, M., McAuslan, P., DiMambro, J.M., & Mięgoć, N. (2016, September 7). Impression management use in resumes and cover letters. Journal of Business and Psychology. Advanced online publication.


McAuslan, P., & Waung, M. (2016, June 30). Billboard Hot 100 songs: Self-promoting over the past 20 years. Psychology of Popular Media Culture. Advanced online publication.


Peer, J.W., & McAuslan, P. (2016). Self-doubt during emerging adulthood: The conditional mediating influence of mindfulness. Emerging Adulthood, 4, 176-185.


Loutzenhiser, L., McAuslan, P., & Sharpe, D.P. (2015). The trajectory of maternal and paternal fatigue and factors associated with fatigue across the transition to parenthood. Clinical Psychologist, 19, 15-27.


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.


Abbey, A., McAuslan, P., Zawacki, T., Clinton, A.M., & Buck, P.O. (2001).  Attitudinal, experiential, and situational predictors of sexual assault perpetration.  Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 16, 784-807.


Abbey, A., McAuslan, P., Ross, L.T., & Zawacki, T. (1999).  Alcohol expectancies hypothesized to contribute to sexual aggression: Reliability and validity assessment of an instrument designed to measure expectancies for women, men, and oneself. Psychology of Addictive Behavior, 13, 174-182.


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