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Kristin Buss

Kristin Buss

Director of PACT and Harrisburg Center for Healthy Child Development

Professor of Psychology

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


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, such as anxiety symptoms in toddlers with fearful temperaments. This work has demonstrated significant effects for types of situations where children show fear as well as their physiological stress reactivity.