Dilbur Arsiwalla

Associate Professor of Psychology

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Bartlett 1062

(319) 273-7707

Dilbur Arsiwalla

Associate Professor of Psychology


Ph.D. Auburn University, Alabama

Teaching Interests

Developmental Psychology; Child Psychology; Research Methods in Psychology; Adolescence and Aging; Advanced Developmental Theories; Psychological Statistics; Introduction to Psychology

Research Interests

A Risk and Resilience Framework to Understand Sleep patterns, Physiological Functioning, and Health Outcomes

Early Experiences in the Family and Sociocognitive Processing

Professional Accomplishments

Link to ResearchGate Profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Dilbur_Arsiwalla

Link to Google Scholar Profile: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=UQnRU-wAAAAJ&hl=en

Arsiwalla, D. D. (2017). Associations between Romantic Relationship Attachment and Health among Young Adults: The Mediating Role of Sleep and Emotion Regulation. Journal of Relationships Research, 8 (e12), 1-19. Doi:10.1017/jrr.2017.11                                 

Arsiwalla, D. D. (2017). The Role of Alcohol Consumption and Romantic Attachment Insecurity as Risk Factors for Disrupted Sleep and Emotion Regulation among Predominantly Underage Drinkers. North American Journal of Psychology, 19 (2), 499-524.

Arsiwalla, D. D., Arnold, A., Simmons, K. P., Ulrich, P. V. & Gropper, S. (2017). The Interactive Role of Eating Regulation and Stress in the Prediction of Weight-Related Outcomes among College Students. Stress and Health, 1-13. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/smi.2760

Oberhelman, D. & Arsiwalla, D. D. (under review). Perceptions of Transgender Populations: An Educational Module to Increase Knowledge and Reduce Negative Attitudes. 

Strong, S. J. & Arsiwalla, D. D. (under review). Psychoeducational Module to Promote Knowledge and Reduce Stigma towards Recreational Marijuana Users. 

Abell, E., Arsiwalla, D. D., Putnam, R., & Miller, E. (2014). Mentoring and Facilitating Professional Engagement as Quality Enhancement Strategies: An Overview and Evaluation of the Family Child Care Partnerships Program. Child and Youth Care Forum, 43, 569-592. DOI: 10.1007/s10566-014-9254-1

Struempler, B. J., Parmer, S. Mastropietro, L. M., Arsiwalla, D. D., & Bubb, R. (2014). Changes in Fruit and Vegetable Consumption of Third Grade Students in Body Quest: Food of the Warrior, a 17-Class Childhood Obesity Prevention Program. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 46, 286-292. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jneb.2014.03.001

Gropper, S., Arsiwalla, D. D., Lord, D.C., Huggins, K. W., Simmons, K. P., & Ulrich, P. V. (2014) Associations among eating regulation and body mass index, weight, and body fat in college students: The moderating role of gender. Eating Behaviors, 15, 321-327. DOI: 10.1016/j.eatbeh.2014.04.002

Staton, L., El-Sheikh, M., Vaughn, B.E., & Arsiwalla, D. D. (2012).  Preschoolers’ daytime respiratory sinus arrhythmia and nightime sleep. Physiology & Behavior, 107, 414-417. DOI: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2012.07.005

El-Sheikh, M., Arsiwalla, D. D., Staton, L., Dyer, W. J. & Vaughn, B.E. (2012). Associations between preschoolers’ daytime and nighttime sleep parameters. Behavioral Sleep Medicine, 11, 91-104. DOI:10.1080/15402002.2011.625460

El-Sheikh, M., Arsiwalla, D. D., Erath, S. A., & Hinnant, J. B. (2011). Children's internalizing symptoms: The role of interactions between cortisol and respiratory sinus arrhythmia. Physiology and Behavior, 103, 225-232. DOI: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2011.02.004         

El-Sheikh, M., &  Arsiwalla, D. D. (2011). Children’s sleep, sympathetic nervous system activity, and mental health. Journal of Sleep Research. 20, 326-337. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2869.2010.00880.x

 Zizza, C., Arsiwalla, D. D., & Ellison, K. J. (2010). Contribution of snacking to older adults' vitamin, carotenoid,  and mineral intakes. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 110, 768-772. DOI: 10.1016/j.jada.2010.02.009

Pettit, G. S., & Arsiwalla, D. D. (2008). Commentary on special section on “bidirectional parent - child relationships”: the continuing evolution of dynamic, transactional models of parenting and youth behavior problems. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 36, 711-718. DOI: 10.1007/s10802-008-9242-8