Marion Blake, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Psychology

Before TAMUK

  • Instructor in Department of Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education,while a graduate student at Texas A&M University, Commerce, Texas (TAMUC)
  • Adjunct Instructor at Mona School of Business, University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica
  • Management and training consultant in Jamaica and wider Caribbean in self-employment
  • Financial management consultant employed by Price Waterhouse Coopers in Kingston, Jamaica

Teaching Interests

  • Developmental Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Organizational Psychology


  • Journal article in press - International Journal of Cyber Behavior, Psychology and Learning

 Research Interests

  • Test Anxiety and health implications
  • Math self-efficacy, math anxiety, and math performance
  • Service learning and pro-social attitudes and behaviors
  • Global citizenship identification and its influence on pro-social attitudes and behaviors
  • Health and Stress
  • Possible Selves – motivational influence of hoped-for and feared selves on behavior
  • Organizational Behavior

Courses Taught at TAMUK

  • Health Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Life Span Development: Theory and Techniques
  • Gender Relations in Psychology
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Survey of General Psychology

 Personal Information

  • International faculty who was born and bred in Jamaica, West Indies and enjoys vacationing in the Caribbean 
  • My research interests have included examination of test anxiety and its health implications, service learning and prosocial attitudes, motivational role of possible selves, link between global citizenship identification and pro-social attitudes and behaviors, and relationships between math self-efficacy, math anxiety, and math performance.

  • Hobbies include walking and other exercises, group singing, and solving word puzzles.

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Contact Information

Texas A&M University – Kingsville
700 University Blvd, MSC 177
Kingsville, TX 78363-8202
Manning 200
Voice: 361.593.2328

This page was last updated on: October 17, 2016