Welcome

Welcome to the Media & Migration (MM) Undergraduate Research Lab at the University of Central Florida. We are housed in the Department of Psychology.  The goals of the MM Lab are two-fold: (1) to contribute to the reduction of health compromising behaviors, reducing stereotypical portrayals in media, promote media literacy, provide tools for fighting fake news, and increase academic achievement among immigrant populations and (2) to promote, encourage, and enhance undergraduate research opportunities among students majoring in psychology at UCF. While research in the lab can center around media and technology (broadly defined) and immigration, the main research areas over the past few years have focused on combating the effects of fake news and potential influences of negative content in popular music.

One of the main focus points of the MM Lab is to promote undergraduate research in psychological science. Conducting research as an undergraduate student not only expands the student experience at UCF but also enhances student understanding and knowledge in psychology and clarifies student academic interests. Through the use of novel and innovative techniques, the MM Lab maintains a team composed strictly of undergraduate psychology majors to enhance their understanding of the research process, promote diversity in research, and enhance the opportunity of undergraduate students at UCF. Research Assistants from the lab conduct Honors Undergraduate Theses, win competitive scholarships for their work, win highly competitive grants to support their research, present their research locally, regionally, and nationally, and hopefully co-author peer-reviewed publications.

If you are an undergraduate student interested in joining the MM Lab, please view information on the qualifications needed to become a research assistant and then complete our online application.

photo 4 (2)Ledalis Zamora, Amanda Small, & Stephanie Rosales present their research at the 2014 Florida Undergraduate Research Conference in Miami, FL

Contact: You can contact the MM Lab by emailing Dr. Wright at chrysalis.wright@ucf.edu or calling 407-823-2027. We are located in the psychology building, room 328. Please call or email to make an appointment.

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