Erica Frydenberg

Erica Frydenberg  has engaged in research with colleagues in areas that relate to coping, life skills, social emotional learning and wellbeing across multiple age settings in school communities, particularly in the early years. There has been a focus on program implementation and evaluation with parents and children.

Journal Articles (Recent - Fully Refereed)


DOWLING.N.A., FRANCIS, K.L., DIXON, R., MERKOURIS, S. S., THOMAS, S.A., FRYDENBERG, E. JACKSON, A.C. (2020). It Runs in Your Blood: Reflections from Treatment Seeking Gamblers on Their Family History of Gambling. Journal of Gambling Studies

WU M. Y., ALEXANDER, M. A., FRYDENBERG, E. & DEANS, J. (2020). Early childhood social-emotional learning based on the Cope-Resilience program: Impact of teacher experience. Issues in Educational Research, 30(2), 782-807.

PANG, D., FRYDENBERG, E., LIANG, R., SWNA, J., & LIYING, S. (2018). Improving coping skills and promoting social emotional competence in pre-schoolers: A pilot study of the COPE-R program. Journal of Early Childhood Education, Volume 7 (2).

JACKSON, A.C.,HIGGINS, R. O., FRYDENBERG, E., LIANG, R. P. & MURPHY, B. (2018). Parents perspectives on how they cope with the impact on their family of a child with heart disease. . Journal of Pediatric Nursing ,40, 9-17.

DOWLING, N., OLDENHOF, E., SHANDLEY, K., YOUSSEF, G.J., VASILIADIS, S., THOMAS, S.A., FRYDENBERG, E., JACKSON, A.C. (2018). The intergenerational transmission of problem gambling: The mediating role of offspring gambling expectancies and motives. Addictive Behaviours, 77, 18-20.

DEANS, J., KLARIN, S., LIANG, R., & FRYDENBERG, E. (2017). All children have the best start in life to create a better future for themselves and for the nation. Australian Journal of Early Childhood, 42(4).

FRYDENBERG, E., DEANS, J. & LIANG, R. (2017). Parents and Children’s Coping: Building Resilience and Wellbeing in the Early Years. Social Indicators Research.

DOWLING, N., A., SHANLEY, K., OLDENHOF, G.J., YOUSSEF, S. A., THOMAS, S. A. & FRYDENBERG, E. & JACKSON, (2016). The intergenerational transmission of problem gambling: The mediating role of parental psychopathology. Addictive Behaviors,

JACKSON AC, LIANG R ., FRYDENBERG E,, HIGGINS RO, MURPHY BM (2016). Parent education programmes for special health care needs children: a systematic review. Journal of Clinical Nursing, doi: 10.1111/jocn.13178

JACKSON AC, FRYDENBERG E, LIANG R, HIGGINS RO, MURPHY BM (2015). Familial impact and coping with child heart disease: A systematic review, Pediatric Cardiology


1. FRYDENBERG, E. (2020). My journey in coping research and practice: The impetus and the relevance. The Educational and Developmental Psychologist. DOI: 10.1017/edp.2020.9
2. KIERNAN N., FRYDENBERG E., DEANS, J., & LIANG, R. (2018). The Relationship between Parent-Reported Coping, Stress and Mental Health in a Preschool Population. The Educational and Developmental Psychologist. Vol 34(2). 124.141.
3. THOMSON, S., FRYDENBERG, E., DEANS, J., & LIANG, R. P. T. (2015). Increasing Wellbeing through a Parenting Program: Role of Gender and Partnered Attendance. Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 32(2), 120-141.
4. DEANS, J., LIANG, R. & FRYDENBERG, E. (2016). Giving voices and providing skills to families in culturally and linguistically diverse communities through a productive parenting program. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood. Volume 41 Number 1 March 2016 p13—1616
5. Gulliford, H., Deans, J., Frydenberg, E., & Liang, R. (2015). Teaching coping skills in the context of positive parenting within a preschool setting. Australian Psychologist(3), 219. doi: 10.1111/ap.12121
6. PANG, I., FRYDENBERG, E. & DEANS, E. (2015). The relationship between anxiety and coping in preschoolers. In Moore, K., Howard, S. & Buchenwald, P. Stress Anxiety: Applications to Schools, Well-Being and Internet Use. Berlin: Verlag 27-36.