Mark, Melvin M.

(b. 1953, Grand Island, Nebraska). Ph.D., M. A. Social Psychology, Northwestern University; B.A. Psychology, University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

Mark is Professor of Psychology and Senior Scientist at the Institute for Policy Research and Evaluation, Pennsylvania State University.

Mark's current work focuses on the theory, methods, and practice of evaluation and the appropriate use of social science research in social policy, particularly in the context of program evaluation, and includes several areas of the intersection and interaction between affect, cognition, and motivation in psychological processes. He has conducted federally funded evaluations in the areas of prevention programs for at-risk youth, federal personnel policies, and industrial modernization and has also been involved in evaluations of state and local programs. Mark is a coauthor (with Gary Henry and George Julnes) ...

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