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Dr. Michael Marks

Associate Professor
New Mexico State University


 Education Degrees: Ph.D., Social Psychology (2007), University of IL, Urbana-Champaign M.S., Social Psychology (2004), University of IL, Chicago B.A., Psychology (2001), University of CA, Davis  Area of Research: Social Psychology  Dr. Marks’ interests broadly concern relationships and sexuality. One of Dr. Marks’ research programs concerns the mechanisms that generate and sustain the sexual double standard, which is the idea that men and women are treated differently for engaging in sexual behavior. He is also interested in the dynamics of adult attachment relationships with close others. Finally, Dr. Marks is interested in statistics and methods, including the debate concerning statistical significance testing.

Research Interest

Social Psychology debate concerning statistical significance testing.


  • Busche, L., Marks, M., & Oates, K. (2013). The effect of recent sexual activity on partner desirability: An evolutionary perspective. Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology, 7, 51-65. [PDF version]

  • An, S., Ji L., Marks M. J., and Zhang, Z. (2017). Two Sides of Emotion: Exploring Positivity and Negativity in Six Basic Emotions across Cultures. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 610. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00610

  • Haydon, K. C., Roisman, G. I., Marks, M. J., Fraley, R. C. (2011). An empirically derived approach to the latent structure of the adult attachment interview: Additional convergent and discriminant validity evidence. Attachment and Human Development, 13, 503-524. [PDF version]

  • Fraley, R. C., & Marks, M. J. (2011). Pushing mom away: Embodied cognition and avoidant attachment. Journal of Research in Personality, 45, 243-246. [PDF version]

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