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 examine the effects of media on consumers, reduce negative effects of media while maximizing the benefits, reduce stereotypical portrayals in media, reduce the effects of media on prejudice, promote media literacy, and increase academic achievement among immigrant populations and (2) to promote, encourage, and enhance undergraduate research opportunities among students majoring in psychology at UCF. Research in the lab has historically centered on topics related to media effects.

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 undergraduate 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.

Qualifications for undergraduate research assistants and the application can be found here.

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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