College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Dilbur Arsiwalla

Department of Psychology
Faculty - Assistant Professor of Psychology


Developmental Psychology


Ph.D. Auburn University, Alabama

Research Interests

Social Information Processing; Emotion Regulation; Aggressive Behavior; Parenting; Physiological Functioning; Risk and Resilience; Learning Disability in the Context of the Family

Teaching Interests

Lifespan Development; Child Development; Parenting; Adolescence Development; Marriage and Family Relations; Research Methodology and Statistics

Selected Publications

El-Sheikh, M., Arsiwalla, D. D., Erath, S. A., & Hinnant, J. B. (2011).  Children's internalizing symptoms: The role of interatctions between cortisol and respiratory sinus arrhythmia.  Physiology and behavior. In press.

El-Sheikh, M., & Arsiwalla, D. D. (2011).  Children's sleep, sympathetic nervous system activity, and mental health. Journal of Sleep Research. In press. 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.

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.

Courses Taught

Developmental Psychology

Research Methods

Social and Cognitive Development


Bartlett 1062