University of ArizonaNorton School of Family and Consumer Sciences

Dan Erickson

Academic Program: 
Family Studies and Human Development
B.S. Marriage and Family Studies, Brigham Young University, 2011; M.S. Family Studies and Human Development, The University of Arizona, 2014
Clearfield, UT

Research History

   I am currently in my fourth year of graduate studies at the University of Arizona.  During my first two years here I was the project manager for the National Science Foundation funded research project The Emergence of Cyberbullying from Middle Childhood to Adolescence: A Prospective Longitudinal Study, with principal investigators Dr. Sheri Bauman and Dr. Noel Card.  This project was a three year longitudinal study examining technology use, peer aggression and victimization, cyber aggression and victimization in adolescent students in three school districts of Southern Arizona, their parents, and their teachers.  For the final wave of data collection I created a new model measuring sibling aggression and victimization.

     My master's thesis explored the relationship between peer aggression and sibling aggression.  I look forward to analyzing data related to sibling relationships, particularly among emerging adults.

Primary Research Interests

  • Sibling Relationships
  • Influence of Technology on Family Relations
  • Sibling Aggression and Victimization
  • Father Involvement
  • Parent-Child Relationships
  • Cultural Influences
  • Multi-racial Families
  • Post-secondary Teaching Strategies & Ideology


General Information

     My research is largely informed by my personal history and experiences.  I grew up in a small Utah community as the youngest of nine children.  I lived in South Korea for two years as a missionary and found the cultural differences to be very influential.  I married into a multi-racial family (Peruvian/American) in 2009.  My wife and my young daughter teach me the most about the importance of family and quality family relations.


Updated August 2014

College Teaching
Recent Accomplishments: 


Erickson, D.H., Hollifield, C., Butler, E.A., Conger, K.J. (Submitted, March, 2015).  From warmth to conflict: The role of siblings in adolescent self-esteem.  Submitted for poster presentation at the 2015 Society for Research in Child Development Bienniel Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

Topcu, C., Erickson, D.H., Card, N.A., Bauman, S.A., & Erdur-Baker, Ö (September, 2014).  Parental monitoring of online activity among Turkish and American adolescents.  Oral presentation submitted at the biannual meeting of the European Association for Research on Adolescence, Izmir, Turkey. 

Erickson, D.H., Card, N.A., & Bauman, S.A. (March, 2014).  From the backyard to the schoolyard; Influences of sibling aggression on peer aggression.  Poster presentation at the 2014 Society for Research in Adolescence Biennial Meeting, Austin, TX.

Bauman, S.A., Card, N.A., Erickson, D.H., Williams, T. (March, 2014).  Teachers and cyberbullying: Views and comparisons to students.  Paper presentation at the 2014 Society for Research in Adolescence Biennial Meeting, Austin, TX.

Erickson, D.H., Card, N.A. & Bauman, S.A. (2013).  Parenting in cyberspace: What parents know and what they don’t.  Poster presentation at the 2013 Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Seattle, WA.

Topcu, C., Card, N.A., Bauman, S.A. & Erickson, D.H. (2013).  Self-other discrepancies in reports of cyberaggression and cybervictimization.  Paper presented at symposium at the 2013 Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Seattle, WA.

Bauman, S.A., Card, N.A.Erickson, D.H., & Williams, T. (2012).  Highlights from Wave 1 Data: A Prospective Longitudinal Study of the Emergence of Cyberbullying from Childhood to Adolescence.  Presentation at COST IS0801 International Conference on Cyberbullying, Paris, France.

Erickson, D.H. & Day, R.D. (2011).  Fathers of flourishing families.  Poster presented at the anual conference of the Pacific Sociologial Association, Seattle, WA. 

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