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
Clearfield, UT

Research History

   I am currently in my third year of graduate studies at the University of Arizona.  For the last two years 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.

     I plan to research the relationship between sibling aggression and peer aggression for my masters thesis.  

Primary Research Interests

  • Sibling Relationships
  • Sibling Aggression and Victimization
  • Father Involvement
  • Parent-Child Relationships
  • Cultural Influences
  • Multi-racial Families
  • Influence of Technology on Family Relations

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) four years ago.  My wife and my two-year-old daughter teach me the most about the importance of family and quality family relations.


Updated January 2014

Recent Accomplishments: 


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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