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Loren Martin, Ph.D.

Professor and Research Director, Department of Graduate Psychology
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 6483
Loren Martin, Ph.D., is a professor and research director for the Department of Graduate Psychology. His research emphases are on the neuropathology of developmental disorders and the genetic and neurobiological bases of social behavior. His current studies include exploration of the role of the GTF2I gene in the social phenotypes of Williams-Beuren syndrome and autism spectrum disorders. Additional areas of ongoing research include studies on the social phenotype of SERT knockout mice, and the relationship between agenesis of the corpus callosum (AgCC) and executive functioning. He is also involved in research on how birth order and birth interval impact autism severity, how facial expressions and body posture influence affect, and how perspectives on human life extension are influenced by personal beliefs and experiences.


  • Ph.D., University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  • B.S., Olivet Nazarene University


School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences

  • Department of Graduate Psychology


  • Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Developmental Disorders
  • Mouse Operant Conditioning Paradigms
  • Neurobiology of Social Behavior

Courses Taught

  • PPSY 730 – Cognition
  • PPSY 731 – Quantitative Dissertation Development
  • PPSY 739 – Psychobiology