Leslie Martin
Leslie Martin, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology

Education: 

  • PhD, University of California, Riverside. 1996.
  • MA, University of California, Riverside. 1993.
  • BA, California State University, San Bernardino. 1990.

Principal Research Interests

My primary research interests are twofold: (1) personality and psychosocial predictors of health and mortality risk; and (2) clinician-patient interactions and their associations with satisfaction, adherence, and health outcomes.


Research Areas: 

  • Health psychology
  • Social psychology
  • Personality

E-mail: lmartin@lasierra.edu
Phone: 951-785-2454 


Awards

 

  •  Advisor of the Year Award, La Sierra University. 1998.
  • NACADA National Merit Advising Award. 1999.
  • Distinguished Researcher Award, La Sierra University. 2000.
  • GT Anderson Award-Excellence in Teaching, La Sierra University. 2004.
  • Service Learning Faculty of the Year Award, La Sierra University. 2006.
  • Service Learning Faculty of the Year Award, La Sierra University. 2012.
  • Iris M. Landa Advising Award, La Sierra University. 2013.
  • Elected Fellow of the Western Psychological Association. 2013. 

 


Representative Publications

  1. Friedman, H.S., Tucker, J.S., & Martin, L.R. (1994). If you want to be studied by health psychology, don't die in New York City. The Health Psychologist, 16, 13/20.
  2. Friedman, H.S., Tucker, J.S., Martin, L.R., Tomlinson-Keasey, C., Schwartz, J.E., Wingard, D.L., & Criqui, M.H. (1994). Do non-scientists really live longer? The Lancet, 343, 296.
  3. Martin, L.R., Friedman, H.S., Tucker, J.S., Schwartz, J.E., Criqui, M.H., Wingard, D.L., & Tomlinson-Keasey, C. (1995). An archival prospective study of mental health and longevity. Health Psychology, 14, 381-387.
  4. Lepper, H.S., Martin, L.R., & DiMatteo, M.R. (1995). A model of nonverbal exchange in physician-patient expectations for patient involvement. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 19, 207-222.
  5. Friedman, H.S., Tucker, J.S., Schwartz, J.E., Martin, L.R., Tomlinson-Keasey, C., Wingard, D.L., & Criqui, M.H. (1995). Childhood conscientiousness and longevity: Health behaviors and cause of death. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 68, 696-703.
  6. 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.
  7. Tucker, J.S., Friedman, H.S., Tsai, C.M., & Martin, L.R. (1995). Playing with pets and longevity among the elderly. Psychology and Aging, 10, 3-7.
  8. Tucker, J.S., Friedman, H.S., Tomlinson-Keasey, C., Schwartz, J.E., Wingard, D.L., Criqui, M.H., & Martin, L.R. (1995). Childhood psychosocial predictors of adulthood smoking, alcohol consumption, and physical activity. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 25, 1884-1899.
  9. Tucker, J.S., Friedman, H.S., Schwartz, J.E., Criqui, M.H., Tomlinson-Keasey, C., Wingard, D.L., & Martin, L.R. (1997). Parental divorce: Effects on individual behavior and longevity. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 73, 381-391.
  10. Peterson, C., Seligman, M.E.P., Yurko, K.H., Martin, L.R., & Friedman, H.S. (1998). Catastrophizing and untimely death. Psychological Science, 9, 49-52.
  11. Martin, L.R., Friedman, H.S., & Schustack, M.H. (1999). Instructor’s manual and test bank for “Personality: Classic Theory and Modern Research.” Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.
  12. Clark, K.M., Friedman, H.S., & Martin, L.R. (1999). A longitudinal study of religiosity and mortality risk. Journal of Health Psychology, 4, 381-391.
  13. Martin, L.R. & Friedman, H.S. (2000). Comparing personality scales across time: An illustrative study of validity and consistency in a large archival data set. Journal of Personality, 68, 85-110.
  14. Lippa, R.A., Martin, L.R., & Friedman, H.S. (2000). Gender-related individual differences and mortality in the Terman longitudinal study: Is masculinity hazardous to your health? Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 26, 1560-1570.
  15. Martin, L.R. & Friedman, H.S. (2001). Assessing personality to explore relations with health. In A.J.J.M. Vingerhoets (Ed.) Advances in behavioral medicine assessment (pp. 195-214). New York, NY: Taylor & Francis.
  16. Martin, L.R., DiMatteo, M.R., & Lepper, H.S. (2001). Facilitation of patient involvement in care: Development and validation of a scale. Behavioral Medicine, 27, 111-120.
  17. DiMatteo, M.R. & Martin, L.R. (2002). Health Psychology. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.
  18. Martin, L.R. (2002). Instructor’s manual and test bank for “Health Psychology.” Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.
  19. Seldin, D.R., Friedman, H.S., & Martin, L.R. (2002). Sexual activity as a predictor of life-span mortality risk. Personality and Individual Differences, 33, 409-425.
  20. 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 relationship to mortality risk. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 28, 1155-1165.
  21. Martin, L.R. (2003). Personality and psychosocial predictors of lifespan mortality risk. In T. Sivik, D. Byrne, D.R. Lipsitt, C.N. Christodoulou, & H. Dienstfrey (Eds.) Psycho- Neuro- Endocrino-Immunology (PNEI), A common language for the whole human body. Oxford: Elsevier.
  22. Martin, L.R., Jahng, K.H., Golin, C.E., & DiMatteo, M.R. (2003). Physician facilitation of patient involvement in care: Correspondence between patient and observer reports. Behavioral Medicine, 28, 159-164.
  23. Martin, L.R., & Friedman, H.S. (2005). Nonverbal communication and health care. In R.E. Riggio & R.S. Feldman (Eds.) Applications of nonverbal communications. New York, NY: Erlbaum.
  24. Jahng, K.H., Martin, L.R., Golin, C.E., & DiMatteo, M.R. (2005). Patient-physician matching and its associations with patient outcomes: A focus on preferences for medical collaboration. Patient Education and Counseling, 57, 308-314.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. Friedman, H.S., & Martin, L.R. (2007). A life-span approach to personality and longevity: The case of conscientiousness. In Aldwin, Park, & Sprio (Eds) Handbook of Health Psychology and Aging. Guilford Press.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. Martin, L.R., O’Donnell, S.M., DiMatteo, M.R., Goldstein, M., & White, M.K. (2008). Physicians’ communications with their older vs. younger female and male patients. In H.T. Benninghouse & A.G. Rosset (Eds.) Women and Aging: New Research. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
  31. Elder, G.H., Clipp, E.C., Brown, J.S., Martin, L.R., & Friedman, H.S. (2009). The life-long mortality risks of World War II experiences. Research on Aging, 31, 391-412.
  32. Taga, K.A., Friedman, H.S., & Martin, LR. (2009). Early personality traits as predictors of mortality risk following conjugal bereavement. Journal of Personality, 77, 669-690.
  33. Kern, M.L., Friedman, H.S., Martin, L.R., Reynolds, C.A., & Luong, G. (2009). Personality, career success, and longevity: A lifespan analysis. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 37, 154-163.
  34. Haskard, K.B., DiMatteo, M.R., Mondala, M.M., Zhang, Z., Martin, L.R., & Messiha, A.H. (2009). Development and validation of the Physician-Patient Humor Rating Scale. Journal of Health Psychology, 14, 1163-1173.
  35. 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.
  36. Martin, L.R., Haskard-Zolnierek, K.B., & DiMatteo, M.R. (2010). Health Behavior Change and Treatment Adherence: Evidence-based Guidelines for Improving Healthcare. Oxford University Press.
  37. 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. [released in paperback March 2012]
  38. DiMatteo, M.R., Haskard-Zolnierek, K.B., & Martin, L.R. (2012). Improving patient adherence: A three-factor model to guide practice. Health Psychology Review, 6, 74-91.
  39. Martin, L.R., & DiMatteo, M.R. (2013). Clinical interactions. In J.A. Hall & M. Knapp (Eds.) Handbook of Communication Science: Nonverbal Communication (pp. 833-858). Mouton de Gruyter.
  40. Martin, L.R., & DiMatteo, M.R. (Eds.) (2013). The Oxford Handbook of Health Communication, Behavior Change, and Treatment Adherence. New York: Oxford University Press.
  41. Martin, L.R. & DiMatteo, M.R. (2013). From communication to healthy behavior and adherence. In L.R. Martin & M.R. DiMatteo (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Health Communication, Behavior Change, and Treatment Adherence (pp. 1-6). New York: Oxford University Press.
  42. Martin, L.R. (2013). Barriers and keys to treatment adherence and health behavior change. In L.R. Martin & M.R. DiMatteo (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Health Communication, Behavior Change, and Treatment Adherence (pp. 9-20). New York: Oxford University Press.
  43. Martin, L.R. (2013). Social and environmental barriers to adherence and healthy behavior. In L.R. Martin & M.R. DiMatteo (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Health Communication, Behavior Change, and Treatment Adherence (pp. 339-350). New York: Oxford University Press.
  44. DiMatteo, M.R., Miller, T., & Martin, L.R. (2013). The importance of effective measurement for fostering change. In L.R. Martin & M.R. DiMatteo (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Health Communication, Behavior Change, and Treatment Adherence (pp. 370-384). New York: Oxford University Press.
  45. Martin, L.R., & DiMatteo, M.R. (2013). Health communication: Implications for reform and public policy. In L.R. Martin & M.R. DiMatteo (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Health Communication, Behavior Change, and Treatment Adherence (pp. 490-494). New York: Oxford University Press.