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Martha Wadsworth

Professor, Psychology

141 Moore Building


Martha is interested in basic and applied research on the role of stress and coping processes in developmental psychopathology. In particular, she focuses on children at elevated risk for problems resulting from family adversity, especially poverty. Martha’s research involves the search for malleable protective factors that can be harnessed in prevention and treatment with children and families in poverty. Her research involves multiple levels of analysis and multiple methods, including physiologic, experimental, observational, and multi-informant methods to measure the effects of different types of coping with poverty-related stress in lab studies and intervention trials.

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