Kelly Marin, PHD

Kelly Marin, PHD

Associate Professor

Department : Psychology

Email : kelly.marin@manhattan.edu

Phone : 718-862-3860

Office : DLS 309

Education

PHD, Emory University
MA, Emory University
BS, Southwest Texas State U.

Research

Interests: Autobiographical memory development  and identity development in emerging adulthood.

A major challenge of development is to organize and create meaning from personally significant experiences. I explain this process from a social constructionist perspective, arguing that the ways in which individuals organize and create meaning is through the construction of autobiographical narratives. My work investigates individual differences in both the structure and content of such narratives. By examining autobiographical narratives I gain insight into how and adolescents and emerging adults understand who they are and how they make sense of personal events.
 
My initial research focused on the relation between co-constructed family narratives and children’s emerging self as both an individual and a member of a unified family. More recently, my colleagues and I have begun to expand upon our earlier research on family narratives and self-understanding. Whereas the earlier research focused on middle childhood, my current research focuses on the fascinating and complex period of adolescence and emerging adulthood.
 
 

Publications & Professional Activities

  • Fivush, R., Bohanek, J.G., Marin, K.A. (2010). Patterns of family narrative co-construction in relation to adolescent identity and well-being. In K.C. McLean and M. Pasupathi (Eds.) Narrative Development in Adolescence: Creating the storied self. New York: Springer Science.
  • Fivush, R., Marin, K.A., McWilliams, K., & Bohanek, J.G. (2009). Family reminiscing style: Parent gender and emotional focus in relation to child well-being. Journal of Cognition and Development, 10 (3), 210-235.
  • Fivush, R., Bohanek, J.G., Marin, K.A., & Sales, J. M. (2009) Emotional memory and memory for emotions. In O. Luminet & A. Curci (Eds.) Flashbulb memories: New     issues and new perspectives. New York:   Psychology Press.
  • Marin, K.A., Bohanek, J.G., Fivush, R. (2008). Positive effects of talking about the negative: Family narratives of negative experiences and preadolescents’ perceived competencies. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 18 (3), 573-593.
  • Bohanek, J.G., Marin, K.A., Fivush, R. (2008). Family narratives, self, and gender in early adolescence. The Journal of Early Adolescence, 28 (1), 153-176. 
  • Fivush, R., & Marin, K.A. (2007). Place and power: A feminist perspective on self-event connections. Human Development, 50, 2-3. 
  • Fivush, R., Marin, K.A., Crawford, M., Reynolds, M., & Brewin, C.R. (2007). Children’s Narratives and Well-being. Cognition and Emotion, 21 (7), 1414-1434.
  • Bohanek, J.G., Marin, K.A., Fivush, R., & Duke, M.P. (2006). Family Narrative  Interaction and Children’s Self-Understanding. Family Processes, 45(1), 39-54. 

Conference Papers:

  • Marin, K.A., Autera, J., & Monaco, K. (March, 2010). Emotional Resolution in Late Adolescents’ Identity Distress Narratives. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Brooklyn, NY.
  • Marin, K.A. & Autera, J. (March, 2011). Identity Distress Narratives and Identity Statuses in Emerging Adulthood. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development. Montreal, Canada.
  • Marin, K.A., Castillo De Molina, C., Castillo De Molina, I., & Young, S. (March, 2011). Counterfactual Thinking in Family Narratives During Emerging Adulthood. Poster  to be presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association,  Cambridge, MA.  
  • Marin, K.A., Autera, J., & Monaco, K. (March, 2010). Emotional Resolution in Late Adolescents’ Identity Distress Narratives. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Research on Identity Formation, Philadelphia, PA.  
  • Marin, K.A., Gambolati, L., Marino, L., Pugliese, V., & Russo, L. (March, 2010). Late Adolescents’ Perceived Family Resemblances- and Differences. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Brooklyn, NY.  
  • Autera, J., Marin, K.A., & Monaco, K. (March, 2010). Relations between Narrative Structure and the Functions of Identity Scale. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Brooklyn, NY.

Professional Memberships

  • Society of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition
  • Society for Research on Adolescence
  • Society for Research in Child Development
  • Society for Teaching of Psychology

Courses Taught/Teaching

PSYC 205      Statistics
PSYC 315      Research Methods I
PSYC 342      Psychology of Family Relationships
PSYC 375      Internship
PSYC 429      Research in Psychology
PSYC 430      Research in Psychology
PSYC 475      Internship