Julia Briskin

Julia Briskin

Graduate Student




Curriculum Vitae

Julia Briskin

 I received my BA in psychology from the University of Michigan in 2012 (Ann Arbor), and my MA in psychology from Wayne State University (2017). I am a third year doctoral student in Social Psychology.

Research Interest/Area of Expertise

  • Close Relationships

  •  Self-Regulation

  •  Health Psychology


My research interests focus on how relationship processes and self-regulation processes interact to influence physical and psychological health in romantic couples. Specifically, my research investigates interpersonal influences on self-regulation, the effects of social support on goal pursuit in romantic couples, technology interference in relationships, and day to day relationship conflict. I am also interested in how mindfulness may influence self-regulation, relationship processes, and relationship conflict resolution.

Education – Degrees, Licenses, Certifications

  • B.A., Psychology, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), 2012
  • M.A., Psychology, Wayne State University, 2017

Awards and Grants

  • Betty J. Neitzel Summer Research Award $4,000 (2017)

  •  Research grant from Grainne Fitzsimons at Duke University $10,000 (2016)

  •  Rumble Fellowship (2015)

Selected Publications

 Stanton, S., Zilioli, S., Briskin, J., Imami, L., Tobin, E., Wildman, D., Luca, F., Mair-Meijers, H., Kane, H., & Slatcher, R. (2016). Mothers’ attachment is linked to their children's anti-inflammatory gene expression via maternal warmth. Social Psychological and Personality Science

Currently Teaching

  •  PSY8170 (Structural Equation Modeling), 3 credit hours, Winter 2017

Courses taught

  PSY8150 (Multivariate Statistics), 3 credit hours, Fall 2016