Julia Martinez - Psychology Professor

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Julia Martinez

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Psychology, Olin Hall
p 315-228-6717
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PhD (Clinical Psychology), University of Missouri-Columbia
     Minor: Quantitative Methods
     Clinical Internship: Medical University of South Carolina

BA (Psychology), Dartmouth College

Teaching Experience


Psyc 262, Psychopathology 
Psyc 341, Psychological Criminology
Psyc 309, Quantitative Methods in Psychology 
Psyc 498, Senior Research Theses
Core 175, The Science of Drinking: Approaches to Alcohol Research 

Note on a particular teaching interest:
College can be an exciting challenge--and sometimes simply a challenge--to those of us who were the first in our family to seek a university degree.  Even if you are not enrolled in my courses, I'm always happy to talk about this important topic!


  • Alcohol use disorders: Antecedents, development, course, correlates and consequences, and related public health and intervention issues.
  • College drinking
  • Drug use


Journal Articles

Dale, C.F.*, Fontana, V.C.* & Martinez, J.A. (in press). What’s your “vice?:” A combined approach to drugs and other addictive substances and activities. Addiction Research & Theory.  (note: each student author contributed equally)

Martinez, J.A., Dale, C.F.*, Fontana, V.C.*, and Collier, S.L.* (2015). The impact of standard nutrition labels on alcoholic beverages. Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 59(2), 43-63.

Martinez, J.A., Roth, M.G.*, Johnson, D.N. & Jones, J.A. (2015). How robustly does cannabis use associate to college grades?: Findings from two cohorts. Journal of Drug Education, 45, 56-67. PMID: 26224748.

Martinez, J.A., Johnson, D.N. & Jones, J.A. (2015). A cocktail of extracurricular activities (ECAs): Different ECA combinations and their association with heavy drinking in two college cohorts. Journal of College Student Development, 56, 392-396.

Martinez, J.A., Sher, K.J. & Wood, P.K. (2014). Drinking consequences and subsequent drinking in college students over 4 years. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 28, 1240-1245. PMID: 25528051.

Winograd, R.P., Littlefield, A.K., Martinez, J.A. & Sher, K.J. (2012). The drunken self: The five-factor model as an organizational framework for characterizing perceptions of one's own drunkenness.  Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 36,1787-1793. PMID: 22458428


Martinez, J.A., Steinley, D.A., & Sher, K.J. (2010). Deliberate induction of alcohol tolerance: Empirical introduction to a novel health risk. Addiction, 105,1767-1770. PMID: 20840199


Martinez, J.A. & Sher, K.J. (2010). Methods of “Fake ID” Obtainment and use in underage college students. Addictive Behaviors, 35, 738-740. PMID: 20359829


Muñoz, M.A., Martinez, J.A., Fernandez-Santaella, M.C., Vila, J. & Cepeda-Benito, A. (2010). Two scales to evaluate cocaine craving. Substance Use & Misuse, 45, 1303–1318.


Martinez, J.A., Muñoz, M.A. & Sher, K.J. (2009). A new minimum legal drinking age (MLDA)?: Some findings to inform the debate. Addictive Behaviors, 34, 407-410. PMID: 19135311


Martinez, J.A., Sher, K.J., Krull, J.L. & Wood, P.K. (2009). Blue-collar scholars?: Mediators and moderators of university attrition in first-generation college students. Journal of College Student Development, 50, 87-103.


Martinez, J.A., Sher, K.J., & Wood, P.K. (2008). Is heavy drinking really associated with attrition from college?: The alcohol-attrition paradox. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 22, 450-456. PMID: 18778140


Muñoz, M.A., Martinez, J.A., Tejero, A. & Cepeda-Benito, A. (2008). Development of the brief Spanish cocaine craving questionnaire-general. Psicothema, 20, 545-550.


Martinez, J.A., Sher, K.J., & Rutledge, P.C. (2007). “Fake ID" ownership and heavy drinking in underage college students: Prospective findings. Psychology of Addictive Behavior, 21, 226-232. PMID: 17563142


*Indicates a student author.


Book Chapters:

Sher, K.J., Martinez, J.A. & Littlefield, A.K. (2011). Alcohol use and alcohol use disorders). In D. Barlow, (Ed.). Oxford handbook of clinical psychology, pp. 405-445.  New York: Oxford.


Sher, K.J., Littlefield, A.K., Martinez, J.A. & Talley, A.E. (2011). Alcohol use disorders and health. In H. Friedman, (Ed.), Oxford handbook of health psychology, pp. 686-737. New York: Oxford.


Sher, K.J., & Martinez, J.A. (2009). The future of treatment for substance use: A View from 2009. In L. Cohen, F. L. Collins, A. M. Young, D. E. McChargue, & T. R. Leffingwell (Eds.), The pharmacology and treatment of substance abuse: An evidence-based approach (pp. 635-652). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.


Sher, K.J., Wolf, S.T., & Martinez, J.A. (2009). How can etiological research inform the distinction between normal drinking and disordered drinking? In L. M. Scheier (Ed.), Handbook of drug use etiology (pp. 225-246). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.