Kelly Marin

Department Chairperson

Associate Professor, Psychology


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

Courses Taught

  • PSYC 205           Statistics
  • PSYC 315           Research Methods
  • PSYC 320           Adulthood & Aging
  • PSYC 330           Special Topics: Psychology of the Story
  • PSYC 333           Motivation & Emotion
  • PSYC 342           Psychology of Family Relationships
  • PSYC 346           Psychology of Adolescence
  • PSYC 375/475    Internship
  • PSYC 429/430    Research in Psychology


  • Research

    Interests: Autobiographical memory development, identity and self-understanding, adolescence and emerging adulthood

    My research focuses on the role of autobiographical narratives in social cognition and identity development during late adolescence and emerging adulthood with a particular emphasis on familial contexts. By examining autobiographical narratives, I gain insight into how adolescents and emerging adults understand their personal experiences, as well as who they are as both an individual and as a member of a family. 

  • Publications and Scholarly Activities

    Fivush, R., & Marin, K.A. (in press). The development of a gendered narrative identity. In C.B. Travis & J.W. White (Eds.). Handbook of the Psychology of Women. New York: American Psychological Association. 

    Marin, K. A., & Rotondo, E.K. (2015). Rumination and self-reflection in stress narratives and relations to psychological functioning. Memory, 1 – 13. 

    Fivush, R., Merrill, N., & Marin, K.A. (2014). Voice and power: Constructing moral agency through personal and intergenerational narratives. In C. Wainryb & H.E. Recchia (Eds.) Talking about Right and Wrong: Parent-Child Conversations as Contexts for Moral Development. Cambridge University Press.

    Waters, T., Bohanek, J.G., Marin, K.A., & Fivush, R. (2013). Null’s the word: A comparison of memory quality for intensely negative and positive events. Memory, 8, 1 – 13.

    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 & M. Pasupathi (Eds.) Narrative Development in Adolescence: Creating the storied self. New York: Springer Science (pp. 45 – 62). 

    Fivush, R., Bohanek, J.G., Marin, K.A., & Sales, J.M. (2009). Emotional memory and memory for emotions. A. Curci, M. Conway, & O. Luminent (Eds.). Flashbulb Memories: New Issues and Perspectives. New York: Psychology Press (pp. 163 – 184).

    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.

    Marin, K.A., Bohanek, J.G., & Fivush, R. (2008). Positive effects of talking about the negative: Family narratives of negative experiences and preadolescents’ perceived competence. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 18, 573-593. 

    Bohanek, J.G., Marin, K.A., & Fivush, R. (2008). Family narratives and the development of self-understanding in early adolescence. The Journal of Early Adolescence, 28, 153-176. 

    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. 

    Fivush, R., & Marin, K.A. (2007). Place and power: A feminist perspective on self-event connections. Human Development, 50(2-3), 111-118. 


  • Professional Experience and Memberships


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