Brown Social Science Center, 128
DegreesUniversity of Iowa, Ph.D.
University of Iowa, M.A.
University of Colorado, B.A.
Adams State College, B.A.
ExpertiseThe 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; mindfulness, coping, and development; psychosomatic obstetrics and gynecology and affective disorders (i.e., postpartum depression and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder)
ProfileProfessor Wright is currently working on predictors of different forms of self-focused attention, particularly rumination, reflection, and mindfulness, and in distraction, and how those forms of emotion regulation are related to depression and anxiety. This research is undertaken using a developmental framework
|PSYC||2a||Psychological and Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Health|
|PSYC||10a||Introduction to Psychology|
|PSYC||36b||Adolescence and the Transition to Maturity|
|PSYC||52a||Research Methods and Laboratory in Psychology|
|PSYC||160b||Seminar on Sex Differences|
Awards and Honors
Professor of the Year - Simons College (2005)
Schmidt, J., & Wright, Ellen J. "Indirect and direct effects of perceived pubertal timing, gender, and pubertal status on depression during adolescence.." Society for Research in Adolescence. Baltimore, MD. April 2, 2016.
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.