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Knight, Erik Assistant Professor


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research overview

  • My research broadly focuses on sex hormones, stress, and health outcomes within social hierarchies. I also examine biological determinants of status-seeking social behavior with a particular focus on causal mechanisms linking biology to behavior. This research aims to uncover psychosocial and biological determinants of resilience to social disparities in stress and health.


  • testosterone, cortisol, psychoneuroimmunology, social status, stress, health,


selected publications


courses taught

  • PSYC 2606 - Social Psychology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    Covers general psychological principles underlying social behavior. Analyzes major social psychological theories, methods, and topics, including attitudes, conformity, aggression, attraction, social perception, helping behavior, and group relations.


International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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