Barton, Jennifer

Jennifer M Barton

Graduate Research Assistant
Human Dev & Family Sci

Office Location
SEA 1.432A

Postal Address
The University of Texas at Austin
Human Dev and Family Sci, College of Natural Sciences
108 E. Dean Keeton St. A2702
SEA 1.142A
Austin, TX 78712

M.S., University of North Florida, Psychology

B.S., University of North Florida, Psychology (concentration in Child Psychology)

My research interests lie at the intersection of developmental science and social/health psychology. I am interested in how parents create and regulate healthy environments for their children, specifically examining factors that facilitate or undermine parents from engaging in health behaviors. Another line of my research focuses on psychometric evaluation and measurement of self-related traits and processes. 

Nicholson, J.S., Truelove, H.B., Barton, J.M., & Moulder, R.G. (2017). Measuring college students’ community service attitudes validly and efficiently: Development of a short version of the community service attitudes scale. Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education, 8(4).

Allen, A.B., Barton, J., Stevenson, O. (2015). Presenting a self-compassionate image after an interpersonal transgression. Self and Identity, 14, 33-50. DOI:

Most Recent Presentations:

Simons, A., Barton, J., & Nicholson, J.S. (2017, April). Does Knowledge Predict Behavior?: Implications of a Preschool Nutrition Curriculum. Poster presented at the 38th Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, TX.

Barton, J., Allen, A.B., & Hoyle, R.H. (2017, January). Determining the Best-Fitting Factor Structure of the Self-Compassion Scale. Poster presented at the 18th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychologists, San Antonio, TX.

Barton, J., Nicholson, J.S., Simons, A., & Claxton, T. (2016, March). Parental predictors of nutrition biomarkers and implications for child functioning in a low-income Head Start sample. Talk presented during the Ameliorating Child Outcomes in Low-income Samples symposium at the 20th Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Human Development, Denver, CO.