lately my research has been converging on using data-driven methods to measure collective and idiosyncratic understandings or schemas of contemporary topics within race, sexuality, and migration discourse.

representation of social others

this project combines insights from computational methods and memory & evaluation processes to study individual (cognitive) and collective (social) representations of others. specific focus on the flexible or rigid representation of identities (e.g., across time, learning, context, institutions, political projects, groups) and how these representations may motivate social change or justify social oppression (e.g., anti-immigrant discourse, racism, stereotyping).

martinez, j.e., oh, d., todorov, a. (in prep). immigrant face-ism: documentation statuses evoke racialized cognitive representations.

martinez, j.e., oh, d., todorov, a. (in prep). cognitive representations of immigrants encode racialized expectations of social positions

martinez, j.e., todorov, a. (in prep). mapping shared cognitive representations of illegalized immigrants.

verosky, s., tyack., l., martinez, j.e. (in review). the group extremity effect: group ratings of negatively and positively evaluated groups of faces are more extreme than average ratings of their members.

martinez, j.e., feldman, l.a., feldman, m.j., cikara, m. (in press). narratives shape cognitive representations of immigrants and policy preferences. psychological science.

verosky, s.c., porter, j., martinez, j.e., todorov, a. (2018). robust effects of affective person learning on evaluation of faces.journal of personality and social psychology, 114(4), 516-528. doi: 10.1037/pspa0000109

martinez, j.e. (2017). social-cognitive representational spaces: ontology and consequences. master thesis.

martinez, j.e., feldman, l.a., cikara, m. (2017). showcasing immigrant excellence. scientific american.

(2017)a harvard psychologist started #immigrantexcellence to combat myth that immigrants and refugees are dangerous. vox.

martinez j.e., mack m.l., gelman b.d., preston a.r. (2016). knowledge of social affiliations biases economic decisions. plos one, 11(7): e0159918. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0159918


(inter)subjectivity & meaning-making

important to this project is the development of statistical methods to quantify the idiosyncrasy or sharedness of judgments (e.g., “dangerous”, “racist”) across rater demographics (group membership), stimuli (faces, objects, social groups, and discourse), and political/conflict contexts as a way to map shared understanding and steer it in anti-oppressive directions.

martinez, j.e., labbree, b., todorov, a., kahneman, d. (in prep). meaningful “noise”: comparative judgments contain stable idiosyncratic contributions

martinez, j.e., paluck, e.l. (in review). quantifying shared and idiosyncratic judgments of racism in social discourse.

martinez, j.e., funk, f, todorov, a. (2020). quantifying idiosyncratic and shared contributions to judgmentbehavior research methods. 52, 1428–1444. doi: 10.3758/s13428-019-01323-0

gantman, a., gomila, r., martinez, j.e., matias, j.n., paluck, e.l., starck, j., wu, s., yaffe, n. (2018). a pragmatist philosophy of psychological science and its implications for replication. behavioral and brain sciences. 41, e127. doi: 10.1017/S0140525X18000626


queer health

this project focuses on identifying social barriers or facilitators to PrEP uptake (aka truvada, a daily pre-exposure prophylaxis pill for h.i.v. prevention). specific focus on mapping socio-moral judgments of men who take PrEP with varying sexual lives (e.g., “promiscuity” or monogamy) and how different socio-medical understandings of PrEP might promote or prevent collective regulation of sexual health .

martinez, j.e., jonas, k.j. (in prep). framing hiv pre-exposure prophylaxis as a private or public matter: correlates and prospects

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

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

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

martinez, j.e., jonas, k.j. (2020). social judgments of sexual behavior and use of hiv pre-exposure prophylaxis. social cognition, 38(1), 1-20. doi: 10.1521/soco.2020.38.1.01

martinez, j.e., jonas, k.j. (2019). pre-exposure prophylaxis sorting among men who have sex with men. aids care, 31(3), 388-396. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2018.1533229.

(2018). PrEP sorting: HIV-negative gay men prefer sexual partners who are using PrEP. aidsmap


other areas of interest

society: critical theories: {race, class, queer, feminism}, immigrants, citizenship, social movements, identitarian politics, social discourse, child development.
philosophy: subjectivity, phenomenology, social constructionism, ontology, postmodernism.
statistics:
 mixed effect modeling, variance decomposition, measurement
(see “resources” menu for various resources I’ve gathered to learn about these topics).

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). control engagement during sentence and inhibition fMRI tasks in children with reading difficulties. cerebral cortex. bhy170. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhy170

martinez, j.e., mack, m.l., bauer, j-r., roe, m.a., 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. 44(10), 1603-1618. doi: 10.1037/xhp0000552.

bauer, j-r.*, martinez, j.e.*, roe, m.a., church, j.a. (2017). consistent performance differences despite manipulation of cue switching variables in children and adults. frontiers in psychology. 8:1304. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01304