Joan M. Martin

Joan M. Martin
Assistant Professor

On leave

Office: MacLaurin A468

BA (NNU), MA, PhD (Notre Dame)

Area of expertise

Educational Psychology (Learning, Development, and Instructional Sciences)

  • Child and adolescent development
  • Achievement motivation
  • Emotion and cognition
  • Developmental psychopathology

Dr. Martin conducts research on emotional regulation and motivation, particularly emotional regulation during difficult learning or testing situations, failure resiliency in the context of learning, and rumination. She has also researched depression in children and its relation to perceived competence, which is an area is merging with her research on emotional regulation and motivation. Her joint-research project on pectus excavatum, which examines the impact of surgical repair on the psychosocial development of youth, combines medical and psychological expertise.