Loyola University Maryland


Marianna E. Carlucci, Ph.D.

Carlucci HeadshotAssociate Professor of Psychology
Moderator, Psi Chi
Co-Moderator, LOFO (Loyola Forensic Organization)
Co-Moderator, PURSUE (Psychological Understanding of Research Studies & Undergraduate Experimentation)

Office: Beatty Hall, Room 208
Telephone: 410-617-5282
Email: MECarlucci@loyola.edu


  • B.A. (Psychology), Florida International University
  • M.S. (Psychology), Florida International University
  • Ph.D. (Psychology), Florida International University

Scholarly Interests:

Generally, I am interested in the intersection of psychology and the law. Using principles from social and cognitive psychology, I have several lines of research: social eyewitness memory, jury decisions, deception detection, and interrogations. I am also interested in how minorities (gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation) are treated within the legal system. I am currently working with students on projects regarding the juvenile justice system, meditation and micro-expressions and juror perceptions of gender and crime details.


Carlucci, M. E., & Golom,  F. G. (2016). Juror perceptions of female-female sexual harassment: Do sexual orientation and type of harassment matter? Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research, 8, 1-9.

DiDonato, T. E., McIllwee, L. J., Carlucci, M. E. (2015). The Fallout of Forgiveness: How Forgiveness Affects Third-Party Perceptions of the Forgiver and the Forgiver’s Relationships. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 32, 417-440. 

Carol, R. N., Carlucci, M. E., Eaton, A. A., Wright, D. B. (2013). The power of a co-witness: When more power leads to more conformity. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 27, 344-351.

Carlucci, M. E., Schreiber Compo, N., Zimmerman, L. (2013). Deception detection during high-stakes truths and lies. Legal and Criminological Psychology, 18, 314-323.  

Carlucci, M. E., & Wright. D.B. (2012). Descriptive statistics. In G. M. Breakwell, D. B., Wright, J. A., Smith (Eds.). Research Methods in Psychology (4th Edition). London: SAGE Publications.   

Carlucci, M. E., & D. B., Wright. (2012). Inferential statistics. In G. M. Breakwell, D. B., Wright, J. A., Smith (Eds.). Research Methods in Psychology (4th Edition). London: SAGE Publications.   

Carlucci, M. E., Kieckhaefer, J. M., Schwartz, S.L., Villalba, D. K. & Wright, D. B. (2011). The south beach study: Bystanders’ memories are more malleable. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 25, 562-566. 

Wright, D.B., Carlucci, M. E. (2011). The response order effect: People believe the first person who remembers an event. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 18, 805-812.

Charman, S. D., Carlucci, M. E., Vallano, J., & Hyman Gregory, A. R. (2010). The selective cue integration framework: A theory of witness confidence assessment following post-identification feedback. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 16, 204-218.

Wright, D.B., Carlucci, M., Evans, J., & Compo, N.S. (2010). Turning a blind eye to double blind line-ups. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 24, 849-867.

Charman, S. D., Hyman Gregory, A., & Carlucci, M. E. (2009). The diagnostic utility of facial composites: Beliefs of guilt can bias perceived similarity between composite and suspect. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 15, 76-90.

Course Offerings:

PY101: Introductory Psychology
PY291: Research Methods I
PY292: Research Methods II
PY256: Psychology of Gender
PY421: Forensic Psychology
PY658: Applied Techniques in Psychology and Law
PY746: Research Methods in Psychology I
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