Joshua D. Wright, Ph.D.

Joshua D. Wright, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Psychology LI


Long Island

  • 631.687.2673
  • O'Connor Hall, Room E113


Ph.D., Social Psychology, University of Western Ontario, 2018

M.A., Psychology, Hunter College-CUNY, 2014

B.A., Psychology, Texas Tech University, 2012

B.S., Exercise and Sport Sciences, Texas Tech University, 2012

Scholarly & Professional Interests

My research focuses on religion, political attitudes, and political behavior.

Select Publications

Wright, J.D., Climenhage, L.J., Schmitt, M.T., & Branscombe, N.R. (2020). Perceptual harmony in judgments of group prototypicality and intragroup respect. PLoS ONE, 15(12): e0243821.

Wright, J.D., Schmitt, M.T., Mackay, C., & Neufeld, S. (2020). Imagining a sustainable world: Measuring cognitive alternatives to the environmental status quo. Journal of Environmental Psychology, Advance Online Publication.

Wright, J.D., Agterberg, S., & Esses, V.M. (2020). Aggression in response to  threatening individuals’ religious versus national identity in a live instant messaging paradigm. International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 30(4), 265-274.

Wright, J.D. & Khoo, Y. (2019). Empirical perspectives on religion and violence. Contemporary Voices: St Andrews Journal of International Relations, 1(3), 75-100.

Wright, J.D. & Esses, V.M. (2018). It’s security, stupid! Voters’ perceptions of immigrants as a security risk predicted support for Donald Trump in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 49(1), 36-49.

Wright, J.D. & Tomlinson, M.F. (2018). Personality profiles of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump: Fooled by your own politics. Personality and Individual Differences, 128, 21-24.

Wright, J.D. & Esses, V.M. (2017). Support for the Confederate battle flag in the Southern United States: Racism or Southern pride? Journal of Social and Political Psychology, 5(1), 224-243. doi: 10.5964/jspp.v5i1.687