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my research explores:

how data-driven methods help us measure collective and idiosyncratic understandings of contemporary topics in race, sexuality, and migration discourse 

how analytic methods and philosophical commitments shape knowledge-building in psychology 


representation of social others

this project combines insights from computational methods and memory & evaluation processes to study individual and collective representations of others. specific focus on the flexible or rigid representation of categories (e.g., across time, learning, context, institutions, political projects, groupings), their origins, and how these representations may reflect and justify social oppression or motivate social change.

publications

2021

narratives shape cognitive representations of immigrants and policy preferences
psychological science
martinez, j.e., feldman, l.a., feldman, m.j., cikara, m.
| preregistration | preprint | data |

2018

robust effects of affective person learning on evaluation of faces
.journal of personality and social psychology
verosky, s.c., porter, j., martinez, j.e., todorov, a.

2016

knowledge of social affiliations biases economic decisions
plos one
martinez j.e., mack m.l., gelman b.d., preston a.r.

works in progress

legality is not enough: narratives about documentation status shape immigrant representations and policy preferences
williams, g., martinez, j.e., cikara, m.

deviance and stereotype updating: a social structure learning account
martinez, j.e., krasner, r., rosero, l., gershman, s., cikara, m.


(inter)subjectivity & theory-making

important to this project is the development of methods to better quantify disagreements or shared understandings of controversial issues across contexts and steer them in anti-oppressive directions & to understand how these methods, in turn, should inform psychological theorizing.

publications

pre
print

2023

facecraft: reification of race in psychological research with faces
perspectives on psychological science
martinez, j.e.

2022

moving beyond social categories by incorporating context more deeply in social psychological theory
nature reviews psychology
cikara, m., martinez, j.e., lewis, n. jr.

2020

quantifying idiosyncratic and shared contributions to judgment
behavior research methods
martinez, j.e., funk, f, todorov, a.
| preprint | data | rating simulator |

2018

a pragmatist philosophy of psychological science and its implications for replication
behavioral and brain sciences
gantman, a., gomila, r., martinez, j.e., matias, j.n., paluck, e.l., starck, j., wu, s., yaffe, n.

works in progress

stable judge x case interactions contribute greatly to sentencing disparities
martinez, j.e., uddenberg, s., gandhi, l., labbree, b., todorov, a., kahneman, d.

meaningful “noise”: comparative judgments contain stable idiosyncratic contributions
martinez, j.e., labbree, b., uddenberg, s., todorov, a.


queer sexual health

this project focuses on identifying social barriers or facilitators to PrEP uptake (a daily pre-exposure prophylaxis pill for hiv prevention). specific focus on mapping stereotypes of men who take PrEP and how different socio-medical understandings of PrEP might promote or prevent collective regulation of sexual health .

publications

pre
print

2021

bridging the sero-divide: attitudes of PrEP users towards sex partners living with hiv
aids care
van dijk, m., de wit, j.b.f., guadamuz, t., martinez, j.e., jonas, k.j.
| preprint|

2021

quality of sex life and perceived sexual pleasure of informal PrEP users in the netherlands
journal of sex research
van dijk, m., de wit, j.b.f., guadamuz, t., martinez, j.e., jonas, k.j.
| preprint |

2021

slow uptake of PrEP: behavioral predictors and the influence of price on PrEP uptake among msm with a high interest in PrEP
aids & behavior
van dijk, m., de wit, j.b.f., guadamuz, t., martinez, j.e., jonas, k.j.
| preprint |

2020

socio-sexual experiences of early PrEP adopters outside formal healthcare in the netherlands
aids & behavior
van dijk, m., kamps, r., de wit, j.b.f., guadamuz, t., martinez, j.e., jonas, k.j.

2019

works in progress

harnessing social psychological insights for the advancement of hiv pre-exposure prophylaxis
martinez, j.e., jonas, k.j. 


other areas of interest

through my prior experience as a lab manager, i was able to study visual and executive cognition across development.

publications

2018

control engagement during sentence and inhibition fMRI tasks in children with reading difficulties
cerebral cortex
roe, m.a., martinez, j.e., mumford, j.a., taylor w.p., cirino, p.t., fletcher, j.m., juranek, j.j., church, j.a.

2018

perceptual biases during cued task switching relate to decision process differences between children and adults
journal of experimental psychology: human perception and performance
martinez, j.e., mack, m.l., bauer, j-r., roe, m.a., church, j.a.
| preprint | data |

2017

consistent performance differences despite manipulation of cue switching variables in children and adults
frontiers in psychology
bauer, j-r.*, martinez, j.e.*, roe, m.a., church, j.a.
* equal authors
| data |