Concentration: Sport Psychology
- Ph.D., Michigan State University
- M.S., Miami University
- B.A., Pennsylvania State University
323 Sport in a Diverse Society, 324 Sport and Exercise Psychology, 390 Sport Ethics, 111 Introduction to Exercise and Health Science
Dr. Wright’s research interests seek to enhance children’s developmental experiences in sport through the study of family interactions and relationships. More specifically, Dr. Wright’s research focuses on parents and how their attitudes and behaviors shape children’s outcomes in sport and how the sport context impacts family dynamics.
In addition to accommodating teaching and research, Dr. Wright provides psychological skills training (PST) to athletes (ranging from the youth to collegiate level) to develop and enhance their mental game in various areas such as anxiety management, focus, confidence, resilience, energy management, etc.
- Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP)
- North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA)
- American Psychological Association Division 47 (APA)
- Certificate in Online Teaching & Learning – Michigan State University
- CPR, First Aid, and AED Certified
Dr. Wright advises students interested in sport and exercise psychology graduate programs.