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GabrielaA. Martorell

Gabriela A. Martorell (Gabi)

Professor of Psychology

Degrees Held

B.S., University of California, Davis
M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara

Office Location: 105 Allen Commons, Allen Village
Phone: 757-455-8844
- Psychology

Gabriela Alicia Martorell was born in Seattle, Washington, but moved as a toddler to Guatemala. At eight, she moved back to the United States and lived in Northern California until leaving for her undergraduate training at University of California, Davis. After obtaining her B.S. in Psychology, she earned her Ph.D. in Developmental and Evolutionary Psychology at University of California, Santa Barbara. Gabi has taught courses in introductory psychology, research methods, lifespan human development, infant development, child development, adolescent development, adulthood and aging, cultural issues in psychology, evolutionary psychology, and original research project


Bugental, D. B., Olster, D. H. & Martorell, G. A. (2003). A developmental neuroscience perspective on the dynamics of parenting. In L. Kuczynski (Ed.), Handbook of Dynamics in Parent-Child Relationships. Thousand Oaks: Sage.


Myrick, S. E. & Martorell, G. A. (2010). Sticks and stones may break my bones: Protective factors against perceived discrimination on social competence in adolescence, Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 18, 487-501.
Martorell, S. & Martorell, G. A. (2006). Bridging uncharted waters in Georgia: Down syndrome association of Atlanta outreach to Latino/a families. American Journal of Community Psychology, 37, 1827-1833.
Martorell, G. A., Bugental, D. B. (2006). Maternal variations in stress reactivity: Implications for harsh parenting practices with very young children. Journal of Family Psychology, 20(4), 641-647.
Bugental, D. B., Martorell, G. A. & Barraza, V (2003). The hormonal costs of subtle forms of infant maltreatment. Hormones and Behavior, 43, 237-244.
Lin, E. K., Bugental. D. B., Turek, V., Martorell, G. A. & Olster, D. H. (2002). Children?s vocal properties as mobilizers of stress-related physiological responses in adults. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 28, 346-357.
Bugental, D. B. & Martorell, G. (1999). Competition between friends: The joint influence of perceived power of self, friends and parents. Journal of Family Psychology, 13, 1-14.


Martorell, G. A. (in press). Child 3E. New York: McGraw-Hill. 
Martorell, G. A. (2021). Life 2E. New York: McGraw-Hill. 
Papalia, D. & Martorell, G. A. (2020). Experience Human Development 14E, New York: McGraw-Hill
Martorell, G. A. (2019). Child 2E, New York; McGraw-Hill.
Martorell, G. A. (2019). Life, McGraw-Hill.
Papalia, D. & Martorell, G. A. (2015). Experience Human Development 13E. New York: McGraw-Hill.
Martorell, G. A., Papalia, D. & Feldman, R (2014). A Child's World 13E. New York: McGraw-Hill.
Martorell, G. A. (2013). Child. New York: McGraw-Hill


Associate Producer, McGraw-Hill, Study Smart. Short films describing concepts in developmental psychology, 2013.
Associate Producer, AKLearning, Milestones of Development. Short films illustrating concepts in developmental psychology, 2007-2012.
Educational consultant, Dark Blue Morning Productions, Discovering Psychology. Short films illustrating concepts in psychology, 2008.
Educational consultant, Dark Blue Morning Productions, World of Psychology. Cross-cultural examination of themes in psychology, 2008.
Associate producer, McGraw-Hill. Faces of Abnormal Psychology, volume 2. Clinical profiles of 11 individuals suffering from psychopathology, 2003.

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