Department of Psychology

Jessica Busler

Jessica Busler

Jessica Busler



2009, B.S. and B.A. Middle Tennessee State University

2013, M.S. Auburn University

2016, M.P.S. Auburn University

2016, Ph.D. Auburn University

About Jessica Busler
Postdoctoral Fellow

Jessica is originally from Knoxville, TN and received her bachelor’s degrees in Global Studies (B.A.) and Psychology (B.S.) from Middle Tennessee State University.  She continued on to graduate school at Auburn University in the Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences program housed in the Psychology Department and received a Masters and Ph.D. in Psychology.  During her graduate career at Auburn University she also received a Masters of Probability and Statistics (M.P.S) from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics in the College of Science and Mathematics.  As a postdoc, Jessica applies psychophysiological and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) methods to the study of affective processing and health related effects, in particular, physical manifestations of health disparities are of interest.  In her free time, Jessica loves watching the Olympics and SEC football as well as being outdoors and traveling. 

Representative Publications

Busler, J., & Robinson, J. (2016, March). The neural basis of cultural differences in emotion processing: A BrainMap meta-analysis.  Flashtalk presented at the annual Society for Affective Science Conference, Chicago, IL. 

Kirk, C., Busler, J., Keeley, J., & Buskist, W. (2015). Effective tools for assessing characteristics of excellent teaching: The Teacher Behavior Checklist as exemplar.  In R. S. Jhangiani, J. D. Troisi, B. Fleck, A. Legg, & H. Hussey (Eds). A compendium of scales for the use of scholarship of teaching and learning. Retrieved from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology web site:

Robinson, J. L., & Busler, J. (2014, April). Activation and deactivation of the social brain. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Social and Affective Neuroscience Society. Denver, CO.

Busler, J., Beins, B., & Buskist, W. (Eds.) (2014). Preparing the new psychology professoriate: Helping graduate students become competent teachers (2nd ed.). Retrieved from

Busler, J. (2014). The teaching program for psychology GTAs at Auburn University. In J. Busler, B. Beins, & W. Buskist (Eds.), Preparing the new psychology professoriate: Helping graduate students become competent teachers (2nd ed.). Retrieved from

Buskist, W., Zuckerman, C., & Busler, J. (2012). Globalization and the teaching of psychology: A call to action. Psychology Learning and Teaching, 11(3), 306–316.


Last Updated: August 22, 2016