My primary research interests focus on two areas. The first involves personality and psychosocial factors as predictors of health and mortality risk, as well as the pathways that they take. The second addresses clinician-patient relationships-- partnering, health communication, and so on; and their associations with medical outcomes such as adherence, satisfaction, and physical health indicators. In particular I am interested in determining ways to tailor interventions to optimize patients' success as they make health-behavior changes and work toward health-related goals.
- Communication, Language
- Emotion, Mood, Affect
- Gender Psychology
- Health Psychology
- Nonverbal Behavior
- Personality, Individual Differences
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- DiMatteo, M. R., & Martin, L. R. (2002). Health psychology. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.
- Friedman, H. S., & Martin, L. R. (2011). The longevity project: Surprising discoveries for health and long life from the landmark eight-decade study. NY: Hudson Street Press.
- Martin, L. R., Haskard-Zolnierek, K. B., & DiMatteo, M. R. (2010). Health behavior change and treatment adherence: Evidence-based guidelines for improving healthcare. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
- Elder, G. H., Clipp, E. C., Brown, J. S., Martin, L. R., & Friedman, H. S. (2009). The lifelong mortality risks of World War II experiences. Research on Aging, 31, 391-412.
- Friedman, H. S., Martin, L. R., Tucker, J. S., Criqui, M. H., Kern, M. L., & Reynolds, C. (2008). Stability of physical activity across the lifespan. Journal of Health Psychology, 13, 966-978.
- Friedman, H. S., Tucker, J. S., Schwartz, J. E., Tomlinson-Keasey, C., Martin, L. R., Wingard, D. L., & Criqui, M. H. (1995). Psychosocial and behavioral predictors of longevity: The aging and death of the "Termites." American Psychologist, 50, 69-78.
- Jahng, K. H., Martin, L. R., Golin, C. E., & DiMatteo, M. R. (2005). Preferences for medical collaboration: Patient-physician congruence and patient outcomes. Patient Education and Counseling, 57, 308-314.
- Kern, M. L., Friedman, H. S., Martin, L. R., Reynolds, C. A., & Luong, G. (2009). Conscientiousness, career success, and longevity: A lifespan analysis. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 37, 154-163.
- Martin, L. R., & Friedman, H. S. (2000). Comparing personality scales across time: An illustrative study of validity and consistency in life-span archival data. Journal of Personality, 68, 85-110.
- Martin, L. R., Friedman, H. S., Clark, K. M., & Tucker, J. S. (2005). Longevity following the experience of parental divorce. Social Science and Medicine, 61, 2177-2189.
- Martin, L. R., Friedman, H. S., & Schwartz, J. E. (2007). Personality and mortality risk across the lifespan: The importance of conscientiousness as a biopsychosocial attribute. Health Psychology, 26, 428-436.
- Martin, L. R., Friedman, H. S., Tucker, J. S., Tomlinson-Keasey, C., Criqui, M. H., & Schwartz, J. E. (2002). A life course perspective on childhood cheerfulness and its relation to mortality risk. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 28, 1155-1165.
- Martin, L. R., Williams, S. L., Haskard, K. B., & DiMatteo, M. R. (2005). The challenge of patient adherence. Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management, 1, 189-199.
- McCullough, M. E., Friedman, H. S., Enders, C. K., & Martin, L. R. (2009). Does devoutness delay death? Psychological investment in religion and its association with longevity in the Terman sample. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 97, 866-882.
- Taga, K. T., Friedman, H. S., & Martin, L. R. (2009). Early personality traits as predictors of mortality risk following conjugal bereavement. Journal of Personality, 77, 669-690.
- Eating Disorders
- Introduction to Health Psychology
- Physician-Patient Communication
- Physiology of Behavior
- Social Psychology
- Sport Psychology
Leslie R. Martin
Department of Psychology
La Sierra University
4500 Riverwalk Parkway
Riverside, California 92515
- Phone: (951) 785-2454