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Peter Martin

Martin, Peter
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Iowa State University
1096 LeBaron Hall
626 Morrill Road, Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-2100

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Gerontology Graduate Programs - Instructor


Peter Martin is a university professor of gerontology in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Iowa State University. His research is concerned with longevity, personality, stress, coping, and well-being. Martin investigates the importance of a resilient or robust personality, the importance of proximal and distal life events and the influence of coping behaviors on psychological well-being among very old adults.

As an international scholar, Martin has worked as director of the German Center for Research on Aging at the University of Heidelberg (1998-2000) and as an endowed chair at the Maharaja Savajirao University of Baroda, India (2002 and 2009). In 2014, he was a Fulbright research scholar at the University of Osaka where he compared aspects of longevity in Japan and the United States of America.


Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies, Penn State
Ph.D. in Psychology, University of Bonn