Rice’s Randi Martin voted president-elect of Association for Psychological Science

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Randi Martin, the Elma Schneider Professor of Psychological Sciences in Rice University’s School of Social Sciences and director of the T.L.L. Temple Foundation Neuroplasticity Lab , has been voted president-elect of the Association for Psychological Science (APS). Her term will begin in June.

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Randi Martin

“It is a great honor to be selected,” she said. “I am thrilled to be taking on this role in this outstanding organization, which leads the way in developing initiatives to advance psychological science,” she said.

Martin has been at Rice since 1982. Her research has addressed issues related to working memory and its role in speaking and understanding language. Recently, her work has examined social and cultural influences on cognition, focusing on the impact of immigration-related stress on working memory and understanding language. A prolific researcher, her work has been supported and acknowledged by organizations including the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and the T.L.L. Temple Foundation.

Martin has been active in numerous professional organizations in her discipline. Her past leadership roles include the following:

  • Member of the executive committee of the Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology;

  • Member of the governing board of the Psychonomic Society;

  • Chair of the governing board of the Academy of Aphasia;

  • Steering committee member of the psychology section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS);

  • Chair of the Linguistics and Language Section of AAAS;

  • Editor of the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition;

  • Associate editor of Psychonomic Bulletin and Review;

  • Associate editor of Cognitive Neuropsychology;

  • Senior editor of Cognition;

  • Member of the external advisory board of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics.

Martin hopes to further APS’s efforts to bring together important work from different areas for the benefit of psychological science in the U.S. and throughout the world. She especially hopes to shine a light on international work in order to expand research and training opportunities for individuals in her field.

More information on Martin and her research and a full listing of her career achievements is available here: https://profiles.rice.edu/faculty/randi-martin.

APS is the scientific home of thousands of leading psychological science researchers, practitioners, teachers and students from around the world. More information on APS is available here: https://www.psychologicalscience.org/about.