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Rebecca Martin

Rebecca Martin


Interim Department Head and Associate Professor of Psychology

Office Building

Hansen Hall



Mailing Address

Hansen Hall 029A
Psychology-Box 670A
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007


Rebecca M. Martin is an associate professor of psychology. Her research examines gender and emotion and how both influence individuals’ responses to a variety of topics, including the media, competition, and coping. She also examines parental and media influences on young children’s understanding of gender and emotion. Her work involves participants from the preschool years through early adulthood. Her recent work has been published in Personality and Individual Differences, Early Child Development and Care, and Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media.


Ph.D. Developmental Psychology

Academic Interests/Expertise

Child Psychology, Psychological Gender Issues

Committee Activities

Teacher Education Faculty Committee
Women's Studies Committee

Specialty Area

  • Child Development
  • Gender Issues

Professional Memberships

American Psychological Association
Association of Psychological Science
Society of Research in Child Development

Area(s) of Research

Preschoolers emotional development; gender issues in both children and adults particularly relating to emotion.