I am a fourth-year student in Emory University's sociology PhD program. I conduct research on mental health and psychological well-being.
I have a bachelors degree in psychology from Davidson College, a masters degree in human -computer interaction from Georgia Tech, and a masters degree in experimental psychology from the College of William and Mary.
See my Goodreads page.
I spent my early childhood in Saudi Arabia, and then attending middle and high school in India,
in my father's hometown, Pune. At 18, I moved to the U.S. to study psychology and music at
Davidson College. After spending a decade in the field of web usability and human-computer interaction,
I decided I was more interested in conducting basic social research, so I began to study psychology
and sociology, which brings me to my current location, Emory University's sociology department.
In my spare time, I play classical piano, watch popular and independent films, attend lectures, take walks in local parks, and read literary fiction and social-science oriented non-fiction.
I live in Decatur, GA, arguably one of the best neighborhoods in the Atlanta area.
Davidson College (1995-1999) B.A. cum laude in Psychology with Music Minor
Georgia Institute of Technology (1999-2000) M.S. in Human-Computer Interaction
College of William & Mary (2010-2012) M.A. in Experimental Psychology
Emory University (2012-) Ph.D. in Sociology
Keyes, C. L. M., & Martin, C. C. (in press). The Complete State Model of Mental Health. In M. Slade, I. Oades, & A. Jarden (Eds.), Wellbeing, Recovery, and Mental Health. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
Martin, C. C. & Keyes, C. L. M. (2015). Investigating the Goldilocks Hypothesis: The Non-Linear Impact of Positive Trait Change on Well-Being. PLOS ONE, 10(7). doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0131316
Martin, C. C. (2015). How Ideology Has Hindered Sociological Insight. The American Sociologist. doi: 10.1007/s12108-015-9263-z
Martin, C. C. & Webster, G. D. (2014). No Support for Declining Effect Sizes over Time: Evidence from Three Meta-Meta-Analyses. Presentation at the 36th Annual Meeting of the Society of Southeastern Social Psychologists, Athens, GA. doi: 10.13140/2.1.4824.3204
Martin, C. C. & Nezlek, J. B. (2014). The White Ceiling Heuristic and the Underestimation of Asian-American Income. PLOS ONE, 9(9). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0108732
Keyes, C. L. M., Kendler, K., Myers, J., & Martin C. C. (2014). The Genetic Overlap and Distinctiveness of Flourishing and the Big Five Personality Traits. Journal of Happiness Studies. Published online before print. doi:10.1007/s10902-014-9527-2
My graduate advisor at the College of William and Mary,
Todd Thrash, researches several aspects of personality and
creativity. I also worked with John Nezlek, an expert in HLM and daily diary studies,
and Joanna Schug, a cultural