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Melvin M. Mark
Department Head
Professor of Psychology

Ph. D., Northwestern University, 1979

 

Mailing Address

Department of Psychology
The Pennsylvania State University
140C Moore Bldg
University Park, PA 16802-3106

Phone

814 865-9515

Fax

814 863-7002


Research Interests

Mel Mark's current interests include: (1) application of recent models of affect to prevention and to risk-taking behaviors; (2) the appropriate use of social science research in social policy, particularly in the context of program evaluation; and (3) a revision and extension of terror management theory.

Recent Publications

Mark, M. M., G. T., & Julnes, G. (2000). Evaluation: An Integrated Framework for Understanding, Guiding, and Improving Policies and Programs. San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

Mark, M. M. (2000). Validity, realism, and the experimenting society. In L. Bickman (Ed.), Validity and Social Experimentation: Donald Campbell’s Legacy, (Vol.1, pp. 141-166) Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Mark, M. M., Reichardt, C. S., & Sanna, L. J. (2000). Time series designs and analyses. In H. E. A. Tinsley & S. R. Brown (Eds.), Handbook of Applied Multivariate Statistics and Mathematical Modeling (pp. 353-389). New York: Academic Press.

Mark, M. M., Eyssell, K. M., & Campbell, B. J. (1999). The ethics of data collection and analysis. In J. L. Fitzpatrick & M. Morris (Eds.), Ethical Issues in Program Evaluation (pp. 47-56). San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

Mark, M. M., Henry, G. T. & Julnes, G. (1999). Toward an integrative framework for evaluation practice. American Journal of Evalution,20 (2), pp.177-198.

Mark, M. M., (1999). Social science evidence in the courtroom: Daubert and beyond? Psychology, Public Policy, and the Law, 5 (1), pp. 1-19.

Henry, G., Julnes, G. J., & Mark (Eds.) (1998). Realist evaluation. San Francisco: Jossey Bass

Reichardt, C. S. & Mark, M. M. (1998). Quasi-experimentation. In L. Bickman & D. Rog (Eds.), Handbook of Applied Social Research (pp. 193-228), Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

Sinclair, R. C., Soldat, A. S., & Mark, M. M. (1998). Affective cues and processing strategy: Color coded examination forms influence performance. Teaching of Psychology.

Glasmeier, A. K., Feller, I., Fuellhart, K., & Mark, M. M. (1998). The relevance of firm learning theories to the design and evaluation of manufacturing modernization programs. Economic Development Quarterly, 12, 107-124.

Julnes, G., Mark, M. M. & Henry, G. T. (1998). Promoting realism in evaluation: Realistic evaluation and the broader context. Evaluation, 4, 483-504.

Mellor, S. and Mark. M. M. (1998). A quasi-experimental design for studies on the impact of administrative decisions: Applications and extensions of the regression-discontinuity design. Organizational Research Methods, 1, 315-333.

Mark, M. M., Henry, G. T. & Julnes, G., (1998). A realist theory of evaluation practice. In Henry, G., Julnes, G. W., & Mark, M. M. (Eds.), Realist evaluation: An emerging theory in support of practice (pp. 3-22). San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

Julnes, G. J., & Mark, M. M. (1998). Evaluation as sensemaking: Knowledge construction in a realist world. In Henry, G., Julnes, G. W., Mark, M. M. (Eds.), Realist evaluation: An Emerging Theory in Support of Practice (pp.73-88). San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

Mark, M. M., & Henry, G. (1998). Social programming and policymaking: A realist perspective. In Henry, G., Julnes, G. W., & Mark, M. M. (Eds.), Realist Evaluation: An Emerging Theory in Support of Practice (pp.73-88). San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

Mark, M. M., (1998). The philosophy of science (and of life) of Donald T. Campbell. American Journal of Evaluation, 19, 399-402.

St. Pierre, T. L., Mark, M. M., Kaltreider, D. L., & Aiken, K. J. (1997) Involving parents of high-risk youth in drug prevention: A three-year longitudinal study in Boys &Girls Clubs. Journal of Early Adolescence, 17 (1), 21-50.

Soldat, A. S., Sinclair, R. C., & Mark, M. M. (1997). Color as an environmental processing cue: External affective cues can directly affect processing strategy without affecting mood. Social Cognition, 15, 55-71.

Mark, M. M., Feller, I., & Button, S. (1997). Integrating qualitative methods in a predominantly quantitative evaluation: A case study and some reflections. In J. Greene and V. Caracelli, (Eds.) Advances in Mixed-Method Evaluation, (pp. 47-49). New Directions in Evaluation. San Francisco, CA: Jossey Bass.