Dr. Chrysalis L. Wright joined the UCF psychology department in 2011 and is currently an Associate Lecturer in the department. Dr. Wright earned her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Florida International University and her dissertation research, which focused on parental absence and academic achievement in immigrant students, was awarded the Dissertation Year Fellowship Award. Dr. Wright is currently a Board Member for the Communications Coordination Committee for the United Nations, is Secretary of the APA’s Division 46 (Society for Media Psychology & Technology), and chairs the Division 46 Task Force on the Sexualization of Popular Music. Dr. Wright directs the Media & Migration Undergraduate Research lab, which examines media and technological influences on developmental processes, attitudes, and behavior Dr. Wright is the Honors Undergraduate Theses Liaison for the department of psychology and also serves as Director of our SONA System.
MM Lab website: https://sciences.ucf.edu/psychology/mmlab/
Psychology HUT Website: https://sciences.ucf.edu/psychology/him/
Awards & Honors
2022 Champion of Undergraduate Research Faculty Award, Office of Undergraduate Research, UCF
2021 Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Media Psychology & Technology, Division 46: Society for Media Psychology & Technology, American Psychological Association
2019 Women’s History Month Awardee, UCF Faculty Excellence, UCF
2018 Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion, Learning Institute for Elders, UCF
2017 Early Career Achievement Award, Committee on Early Career Psychologists, American Psychological Association
2017 Distinguished Early Career Professional Contributions to Media Psychology & Technology, Division 46: Society for Media Psychology & Technology, American Psychological Association
2017 Teaching Incentive Program Award recipient, UCF
2017 Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, College of Sciences, UCF
2016 Presidential Citation for Music and Media Committee under the 2016 Entertainment Psychology Presidential Task Force, Division 46 Society for Media Psychology & Technology, American Psychological Association
2013 Women of Distinction Award: Excellence in Mentoring, Center for Success of Women Faculty, UCF
Wright, C. L., Gatlin, K., & Rivera, R. (2022). College student’s distrust in hard news and exposure to fake news during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Media Research, 15 (1), 5-28.
Wright, C. L., Branch, R., Ey, L., Hopper, K. M., & Warburton, W. (2022). Music literacy: Effects of music and popular media on emerging adults. Journal of Media Literacy Education. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.uri.edu/jmle-preprints/35/
Wright, C. L., & Duong, H. (2021). COVID-19 fake news and attitudes toward Asian Americans. Journal of Media Research, 14 (1), 5-29, Doi: 10.24193/jmr.39.1
Wright, C. L., Brinklow-Vaughn, R., Johannes, K., & Rodriguez, F. (2020). Media portrayals of immigration and refugees in hard and fake news and their impact on consumer attitudes. The Howard Journal of Communications. Doi: 10.1080/10646175.2020.1810180
Wright, C. L., Ho, T., Raatma, E., & Tompkins, M. (2019). “Black Ish”: Disparagement comedy and consumer attitudes toward African Americans. Media Psychology Review, 13 (2).
Wright, C. L., Dillman Carpentier, F., Ey, L., Hall, C., Hopper, K. M., & Warburton, W. (2019). Popular-music media literacy: Recommendations for the education curriculum. Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 6, 186-193.
Wright, C. L., DeFrancesco, T., Hamilton, C., & Machado, L. (2019). The Influence of Media Portrayals of Immigration and Refugees on Consumer Attitudes: An Experimental Design. The Howard Journal of Communications.
Wright, C. L., & Rubin, M. (2019). Sexualized popular music and risky sexual behaviors among emerging adults from the United States and Australia. The Howard Journal of Communications.
Wright, C. L. Dillman Carpentier, F., Ey, L. A., Hall, C. Hopper, K. M. & Warburton, W. (2018). Report of the Division 46 Task Force on the Sexualization of Popular Music. Washington, DC: Division 46 (Society for Media Psychology & Technology) of the American Psychological Association.
Wright, C. L.; Toro Arenas, M., Martinez, P., McMullen, K., & Philip, R. (2018). “Love me!” Examining the effect of music censorship on sexual priming and sexual cognitions. Media Psychology Review, 12(1).
Wright, C. L., Ball, T., Kambour, K., Machado, L., DeFrancesco, T., Hamilton, C., Hyatt, J., & Dauk, J. (2018). Music and substance use: A meta-analytic review. Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, DOI: 10.1080/15332640.2018.1494657
Wright, C. L., & Scholl, B. (2018). Sexual Content in Music and its relation to Sexual Attitudes and Behaviors among Consumers: A Meta-Analytic Review. Communication Quarterly, 66, 423-443, DOI: 10.1080/01463373.2018.1437055.
Wright, C. L., & Silberman, K. (2018). Media Influence on Perception of Driving Risk and Behaviors of Adolescents and Emerging Adults. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 54, 290-298.
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.