Donna Marion

  • Senior Instructor
  • Psychology
  • 954-236-1007
  • Davie - ES BC-52, Room 240



Ph.D., Experimental Psychology, FAU 2011


Teaching Experience (2007 to Present)

Experimental Design and Statistical Inference

Experimental Design and Statistical Inference Lab II

History of Psychology

Human Development Lab

Intermediate Statistics Lab 

Psychology of Human Development

Psychology of Women 

Psychology of Women DISTANCE LEARNING  

Social Behavior Lab

Social Psychology 



Research Interests

Child and adolescent development

Parent-child relationships 

Peer relationships

Peer influence


Research Description

Dr. Marion is a Developmental Social Psychologist, whose research centers on effects of parent and peer relationships on adolescent development.


Publications (most recent listed first)

Dixon, D. J., Marion, D., & Laursen, B. (in press 2018). Externalizing Symptoms Anticipate Declining Support and Increasing Negativity Between Adolescent Friends. Journal of Infant and Child Development.

Marion, D., Laursen, B., Salmela-Aro, K., Kiuru, N., & Nurmi, J.-E. (2014). Maternal affection moderates friend influence on schoolwork engagement. Developmental Psychology, 50 (3), 766-771. doi: 10.1037/a0034295

Marion, D., Laursen, B., Bergman, L. R., & Zettergren, P. (2013).   Predicting life satisfaction during middle adulthood from peer relationships during mid-adolescence. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 42 (8), 1299-1307.   doi: 10.1007/s10964-013-9969-6

Laursen, B., Bukowski, W. M., Nurmi, J. –E., Marion, D., Salmela-Aro, K., & Kiuru, N. (2010).   Opposites detract:   Middle school peer group antipathies. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 106 (4) , 240-256. doi: 10.1007/s10964-013-9969-6

Laursen, B., & Marion, D. R., (2006, August 2).  Wanted—A good theory [Review of the book Engaging theories in family communication: Multiple perspectives]. PsycCRITIQUES—Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 51 (9), Article 8.


Scholarly Activities

Managing Editor, International Journal of Behavioral Development (2014-present)

Editorial Board, Journal of Youth and Adolescence (2014-present)


Other Professional Experience

Over twenty years of experience as an Executive Officer in tax-leverage leasing, and mergers and acquisitions, in both the private and public business sectors.