- Associate Lecturer/HIM Coordinator
- PSY 328 (Orlando)
Website: MM Lab
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Dr. Wright earned her Ph.D. (2010) in Developmental Psychology from Florida International University, her M.A. (2006) in Experimental Psychology and her B.S. (2003) in Psychology from Middle Tennessee State University. Dr. Wright’s areas of research interest center around media and technological influences on development and behavior (broadly defined). She is also interested in academic achievement and educational trajectories of immigrant and nontraditional students. Dr. Wright coordinates the Honors in the Major program for the psychology department and is the College of Science representative on the Honors Committee of the Faculty Senate. Outside of UCF, Dr. Wright is the Secretary of Division 46 (Society for Media Psychology & Technology) and the Membership and Governance Outreach Representative for the Committee on Early Career Psychologists of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Wright’s teaching interests include psychological research methodology as well as general, developmental, and social psychology.
Wright, C. L., & Centeno, B. (in press). Sexual content in music and its relation to sexual attitudes and behaviors among consumers: A meta-analytic review. Communication Quarterly.
Wright, C. L., & Silberman, K. (in press). Media influence on perception of driving risk and behaviors of adolescents and emerging adults. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour.
Wright, C. L., DeFrancesco, T., Hamilton, C., & Vashist, N. (2018). “Boy’s club”: Examining sexist humor on types of sexism and femininity ideology using two research approaches. HUMOR: International Journal of Humor Research, 31, 129-150.
Wright, C. L. & Rubin, M. (2017). “Get lucky!” The relationship between sexual content in music lyrics, videos, and social media and sexual cognitions and risk among emerging adults from the United States and Australia. Sex Education, 17, 41-56.
Rubin, M., & Wright, C. L. (2017). Time and money explain social class differences in students’ social integration at university. Studies in Higher Education, 42, 315-330.
Wright, C. L., & Mokbel, J. (2016). The media scapegoat and mom’s mouth: Influences on swearing. Sage OPEN, DOI: 1177/2158244016651911
Wright, C. L., Hopper, K. M., Carpentier, F. D., Knobloch-Westerwick, S., & Gregerson, M. (2016). The need for music literacy education. Amplifier.
Wright, C. L., & DeKemper, D. (2016). Music as a mediator between ethnicity and substance use among college students. Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, 15, 189-209.
Wright, C. L. & Brandt, J. (2015). Music’s dual influence on sexual behaviors. Marriage & Family Review, 51, 544-563.
Rubin, M., & Wright, C. L. (2015). Age differences explain social class differences in students’ friendship at university: Implications for transition and retention. Higher Education, 70, 427-239. doi: 10.1007/s10734-014-9844-8
Wright, C. L., & Qureshi, E. (2015). The relationship between sexual content in music and dating and sexual behaviors of emerging adults. The Howard Journal of Communications, 26, 227-253.
Wright, C. L., & Craske, M. (2015). Music’s influence on risky sexual behaviors: Examining the cultivation theory. Media Psychology Review. Vol. 9(1)
Wright, C. L. (2014). Sexual behaviors of Hispanic emerging adults: Examining the immigrant paradox. Marriage & Family Review, 50, 246-268.
Wright, C. L., & Levitt, M. J. (2014). Parental absence, academic competence, and expectations in Latino immigrant youth. Journal of Family Issues, 35, 1754-1779. DOI:10.1177/0192513X13482126
Wright, C. L. (2013). Family structure and music as a model of dyadic behavior. Marriage & Family Review, 49, 309-329. DOI: 10.1080/01494929.2012.762447
Wright, C. L. (2013). Dating behavior variations in Central American, Cuban, and South American college students. Revista Latino-Americana de Geografia e Gênero (Latin-American Journal of Geography and Gender), 4, 86-102.
Wright, C. L. (2011). The master jugglers: Ten tips for balancing graduate school and family life. Association for Psychological Science: Observer, 24, 57-59.
Wright, C. L. (2011). So many theories, so little time: An examination of theories on the intergenerational transmission of relationship instability. Marriage & Family Review, 47, 235-263.
Wright, C. L. (2011). Intimate relationship behaviors of Cuban male college students. Journal of Men, Masculinity, and Spirituality, 5, 97-113.
Wright, C. L. (2010). Family structure variations and intimate relationships in adult children. The New School Psychology Bulletin, 8, 16-29.
August, 2017: Dr. Wright receives the Early Career Achievement Award from the Committee on Early Career Psychologists of the American Psychological Association.
August, 2017: Dr. Wright receives the Distinguished Early Career Professional Contributions to Media Psychology & Technology Award from Division 46 (Society for Media Psychology & Technology) of the American Psychological Association.
May, 2017: Dr. Wright receives UCF’s Teaching Incentives Program award (TIP).
April, 2017: Dr. Wright receives the College of Sciences Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching award.
August, 2016: Dr. Wright receives a Presidential Citation from Division 46 (Society for Media Psychology & Technology) of the American Psychological Association for her work as Chair to the Entertainment Psychology Task Force’s Music & Media Committee.
September, 2013: Dr. Wright receives the Women of Distinction – Excellence in Mentoring Award from the Center for Success of Women Faculty at UCF.
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