Dr. Kristin Buss, Professor of Psychology and Director of Graduate Training for the Department of Psychology, has been named a winner of the Raymond Lombra Award for Distinction in the Social Sciences by the College of the Liberal Arts.
The Raymond Lombra Award honors a tenured faculty member in the College of the Liberal Arts who, by his or her outstanding work in the field of social or life sciences, has demonstrated excellence in research and scholarship.
Dr. 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.