My research is on the assessment and perception of personality and individual differences in childhood. Current work focuses on developmental psychopathology, stability and change in personality, and the effects of psychosocial interventions on at-risk youth. Laboratory studies examine how laypeople perceive personality and how their perceptions relate to standardized assessment methods that are widely used in research and clinical practice.
Jack Wright received his PhD in Psychology from Stanford University and his BA from Princeton University. He served as Chair of the Psychology Department at Brown from 1990-93, and since 1990 has been the Research Director of Wediko Children's Services in Boston, Massachusetts, a not-for-profit agency that provides residential and school-based consulting services for at-risk youth. His research interests include the assessment and perception of personality and individual differences in social behavior, with an emphasis on developmental psychopathology, espcecially aggression, withdrawal, and anti-social behavior in middle childhood.
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