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Martin Lynch

Martin Lynch

Associate Professor
Counseling & Human Development
LeChase Hall 483
(585) 273-3408

Website: UR Research Page
PhD, University of Rochester (clinical psychology)
MA, Franciscan University (counseling)
MA, University of Rochester (clinical psychology)
M Div, Regis College-University of Toronto (theology)
BA, University of Rochester (psychology)

Martin Lynch, a clinical psychologist, joined the Warner School faculty in 2008, teaching in the counseling and counselor education programs. His research focuses on the effects of social context on human motivation, personality development, and well being. His current research interests include cross-cultural issues in the role of autonomy support; the sources of within-person variability in trait self-concept, well-being, and life satisfaction; motivation for emigration; and adjustment of international students. He is also involved in applied motivational research in the domains of health care, education, work, and psychotherapy. Additionally, Lynch is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in New York State.

Lynch returned to the University of Rochester after teaching at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee for four years. A former Scandling Scholar at the Warner School, Lynch completed his graduate work at the University in clinical psychology.

Lynch, who is fluent in Russian and has lived and worked in Russia, brings a unique perspective to cross-cultural studies and the understanding of intercultural relations and experiences. He publishes in both western and Russian journals.

In the News

EDE422 Motivation in Human Development
EDE423 Spirituality, Religion, and Healing in Counseling
EDU473 Problem Identification and Intervention in Counseling II
ED505 Advanced Quantitative Research Methods
EDU554 Advanced Theory, Research, and Practice in Group Work
EDU557 Selected Theories of Human Development
EDE565 Social and Emotional Development

Application of the scenario questionnaire of horizontal and vertical individualism and collectivism to the assessment of cultural distance and cultural fit.
Attachment, autonomy, and emotional reliance: A multilevel model.
Autonomy as process and outcome: Revisiting cultural and practical issues in motivation for counseling.
Computer-assisted intervention improves patient-centered diabetes care by increasing autonomy support.
Do reasons for attending college affect academic outcomes? A test of a motivational model from a self-determination theory perspective.
Motivation and autonomy in counseling, psychotherapy, and behavior change: A look at theory and practice.
On being yourself in different cultures: Ideal and actual self-concept, autonomy support, and well-being in China, Russia, and the United States.
Psychological needs and threat to safety: Implications for staff and patients in a psychiatric hospital for youth.
Publishing Action Research in Counseling Journals
The antecedents and consequences of autonomous self-regulation for college: A self-determination theory perspective on socialization.
The dilemma of international counselor education: Attending to cultural and professional fits and misfits.
The ideal self at play: The appeal of videogames that let you be all you can be.
The role of self-determined motivation and goals for study abroad in the adaptation of international students.
Using multilevel modeling in counseling research. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development.
Validation of the important other climate questionnaire: Assessing autonomy support for health related change.

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