Title

Assistant Professor in Psychology

Degree

Ph.D., University of Iowa

Field of Specialty

The intersection between clinical psychology, depression, gender, development, emotion regulation. Specifically: gender and developmental differences in and risks for depression; Risk, resiliency and depression prevention; emotion regulation, self-focused attention, rumination and reflection; coping, and development;
psychosomatic obstetrics and gynecology and affective disorders (i.e., postpartum depression and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder)

Contact Information

Brown Social Science Center 128
781-736-2809
ejwright@brandeis.edu

Ellen J Wright

Professor Wright is currently working on predictors of different forms of self-focused attention, particularly rumination, and reflection, and in distraction, and how those forms of emotion regulation are related to depression and anxiety. This research is undertaken from a developmental framework

Publications

Wright, Ellen J, & Alchanati, R.. "Inter and intrapersonal predictors of emotion regulation: Hanging on, pondering, looking away.." Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, Canada. March 30, 2011.

Wright, Ellen J., & Alchanati, R.. "Rumination and reflection: A cross-cultural examination of self-focused attention.." (2011).

Wright, Ellen J. "Trapped in negative self-focus: The implications of emerging self-focused emotion regulation and increased depression risk following pubertal onset in females.." Society for Research in Adolescence, Philadelphia, PA. March, 2010.

Beardslee, William R., Wright, Ellen J., Gladstone, Tracy R.G., & Forbes, Peter. "Long-term effects from a randomized trial of two public health preventive interventions for parental depression.." Journal of Family Psychology 21. (2009): 703-713.

Yang, Jiong, & Wright, Ellen J. "Relationships among gender-related traits, loneliness and self-esteem." Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO. April 2009.

Beardslee, William R., Wright, Ellen J., Gladstone, Tracy R.G., & Forbes, Peter. "Long-term effects from a randomized trial of two public health preventive interventions for parental depression.." Journal of Family Psychology 21. 4 (2007): 703-713.

Beardslee, William R., Gladstone, Tracy R.G., Wright, Ellen J., & Cooper, Andy B.. "A family-based approach to the prevention of depressive symptoms in children at risk: Evidence of parental and child change." Pediatrics 112. (2003): 119-131.

Beardslee, William R., Versage, Eve, Salt, Patricia, & Wright, Ellen J. "The development and evaluation of two preventive intervention strategies for children of depressed parents." Rochester Symposium on developmental psychopathology, Volume IX. Developmental approaches to prevention and intervention. vol. IX Ed. D. Cicchetti & S. L. Toth. Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 1999

Beardslee, William R., Wright, Ellen J., Salt, Patricia, Drezner, Karen, Gladstone, Tracy G., Versage, Eve, & Rothberg, Phyllis C.. "Examination of children’s responses to two preventive intervention strategies over time.." Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 36. (1997): 196-204.

Courses Taught

PSYC 2a Psychological and Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Health
PSYC 10a Introduction to Psychology
PSYC 31a Personality
PSYC 32a Abnormal Psychology
PSYC 36b Adolescence and the Transition to Maturity
PSYC 52a Research Methods and Laboratory in Psychology
PSYC 160b Seminar on Sex Differences