Erica D. Musser

Associate Professor

Psychology; Center for Children and Families

Office: AHC4 455

Phone: 305-348-1034


Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Musser (she/her/hers) directs the ABC-ERICA Lab. The ABC-ERICA Lab is interested in furthering the understanding of a multitude of behavior problems of childhood and adolescence. These problems include those that involve disruptions in behavior, cognition, and emotion. The ABC-ERICA Lab has current projects including studies of childhood ADHD, anxiety, autism spectrum disorders, disruptive behavior problems, and teen cannabis abuse. The ABC-ERICA Lab uses a multi-method approach, which includes behavioral rating scales, computer-based laboratory tasks, lab-based interaction tasks, interviews, and measures of psychophysiological functioning to explore the development of typical and atypical behavioral, cognitive, and emotional functioning in youth.

Research Areas

  • Developmental Psychopathology
  • Social Cognition
  • Temperament (i.e., emotion, effortful control, self-regulation)


  • B.A., Biology/Clinical and Social Sciences in Psychology, University of Rochester
  • M.S., Human Development, University of Rochester
  • M.S., Psychology, University of Oregon
  • Pre-doctoral Internship in Clinical/Pediatric Psychology, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Ph.D., Psychology (Clinical), University of Oregon