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Martha Tamara Schuch Mednick
School of Nursing

Martha Tamara Schuch Mednick, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology in Nursing

B.S., City College of New York, 1950; M.Sc., Northwestern University, 1952; Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1955

Research Associate, University of Michigan Research Institute, 1959-1960; Research Associate, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, 1960-1964; Associate Professor of Psychology in Nursing, University of Michigan School of Nursing, 1964-1968; Howard University, 1968-1995.

Mednick became interested in the women’s movement while at Howard University and was instrumental in developing the psychology of women. Her research has focused on the influence of gender, class, and race on achievement motivation. In her retirement she remains active in professional organizations such as Psychologists for Social Responsibility.

Sources: (1) University of Michigan Official Publications (2) Profile of Martha Mednick. In A. Rutherford (Ed.), Psychology’s Feminist Voices Multimedia Internet Archive. Retrieved from