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Paul Wright, Ph.D.

About Paul Wright, Ph.D.

Professor and Unit Director for Communication Science at Indiana University Bloomington

BIO: Professor, The Media School, Indiana University. PhD, University of Arizona. Research and teaching interests center on media psychology, health communication, and audience analysis. Ranked by Communication Education as in the top 1% of research productivity worldwide.

JOURNAL ARTICLES: 50 plus journal articles spanning the fields of communication and psychology. Illustrative outlets include Journal of Communication, Human Communication Research, Communication Monographs, Communication Research, Communication Yearbook, Health Communication, Journal of Health Communication, Mass Communication & Society, Media Psychology, Psychology of Men and Masculinity, Psychology of Popular Media Culture, Psychology of Women Quarterly, Archives of Sexual Behavior, International Journal of Sexual Health, Sexuality & Culture, Journal of Sex Research.

CHAPTERS AND ENTRIES: Multiple invited chapters and entries. Illustrative venues include American Psychological Association Handbook of the Psychology of Men and Masculinities, Handbook of Children and Media, Encyclopedia of Health Communication, Encyclopedia of Media Violence.

EDITORIAL BOARDS: Human Communication Research, Health Communication, Archives of Sexual Behavior, International Journal of Sexual Health, Sexuality & Culture, Psychology of Men & Masculinity.

Research Interests

  • Media Psychology
  • Audience Analysis
  • Health Communication
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Paul Wright, Ph.D.
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

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