PhD, University of British Columbia, 2014
I have been teaching psychology courses since 2014. I have been fortunate to have taught students at several universities, including ones in Canada and Europe. For several years, I was a lecturer (assistant professor) in psychology in England before moving back to Canada in the summer of 2019.
Research interests broadly include culture, meaning, and emotions.
Martens, J. P. (2019). Scenarios where increased population size can enhance cumulative cultural evolution are likely common. PNAS, 116, 17160.
Randles, D., Benjamin, R. F., Martens, J. P., Heine, S. J. (2018). Searching for answers in an uncertain world: Meaning threats lead to increased working memory capacity. PLoS ONE, 13, e0204640.
Schmader, T., Martens, J. P., Lawrence, J. (2017). Show your pride? The surprising effect of race on how people perceive a pride display. Self and Identity, 16, 313-334.