Dr. Jessica Siebenbruner

Professor

Education

  • PhD Child Psychology and Applied Developmental Psychology Certificate University of Minnesota, 2005
  • MA Child Psychology University of Minnesota, 2003
  • BA Psychology and Child Psychology Minor University of Minnesota, 1999

Dr. Siebenbruner’s interests include adolescent and emerging adult development, adolescent risk behavior, emerging adult romantic relationships and human-animal relations.

She teaches the following courses:

  • PSY 210 Introduction to Psychological Science
  • PSY 250 Developmental Psychology
  • PSY 310 Child Development
  • PSY 311 Careers in Psychology
  • PSY 315 Adolescent Development
  • PSY 423 Psychopathology of Childhood

Supervised Student Research

Students are welcome to inquire about possible research opportunities available with Dr. Siebenbruner throughout the year. They are also welcome to present their own research ideas for consideration for independent research projects.

Selected Publications

Siebenbruner, J. (2019). Friendship: Adolescence. In J. J. Ponzetti Jr., M. Blankemeyer, S. M. Horan, H. Lyons, & A. Shigeto (Eds.), Macmillan encyclopedia of families, marriages, and intimate relationships (1st ed., pp 389-394). Macmillan Reference USA.

Siebenbruner, J. (2019). Companion animals in childhood and emerging adulthood: The relation to emerging adult development. Society & Animals, 27, 235-253.

Siebenbruner, J. (2015). From dating to hooking up: The relation to the emotional and behavioral health of female college students. College Student Affairs Journal, 33, 27-46.

Englund, M. M, Siebenbruner, J., Oliva, E., Egeland, B., Chung, A., & Long, J. (2013). The developmental significance of adolescent substance use for early adult functioning. Developmental Psychology, 49, 1554-1564.

Siebenbruner, J. (2013). Are college students replacing dating and romantic relationships with hooking-up? Journal of College Student Development, 54, 433-438.

Englund, M. M, Siebenbruner, J., Oliva, E., Egeland, B., Chung, A., & Long, J. (2012). The developmental significance of adolescent substance use for early adult functioning. Developmental Psychology.

Englund, M. M., & Siebenbruner, J. (2012). Developmental pathways of behavior problems and academic competence predicting to adolescent substance use. Journal of Adolescence, 35, 1123-1140.

Siebenbruner, J., Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J., & Egeland, B. (2007). Sexual partners and contraceptive use: A 16-year prospective study predicting abstinence and risk behavior. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 17(1), 179-206.

Siebenbruner, J., Englund, M., Egeland, B., & Hudson, K. (2006). Developmental antecedents of late adolescence substance use patterns. Development and Psychopathology, 18, 551-571.