Loyola University Maryland


Marianna E. Carlucci, Ph.D.

Carlucci HeadshotAssociate Professor of Psychology

Equity & Inclusion Faculty Fellow

Moderator, Psi Chi

Co-Moderator, LOFO (Loyola Forensic Organization)
Co-Moderator, PURSUE (Psychological Understanding of Research Studies & Undergraduate Experimentation)

Office: Jenkins Hall, 120 & FC 209
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, and sex and sexuality. Using principles from social and cognitive psychology, I have several lines of research in these areas: jury decisions, deception detection, interrogations, experiences of LGBTQ people in and outside of the legal system, and sexuality. I am currently working with graduate students on projects regarding the juvenile justice system, juror perceptions of nonconsensual pornography, how media changes perceptions of policies in the legal system, and friendships between lesbians and straight women. In the past my students have investigated the lived experiences of youth incarcerated with adults, variables that leave some vulnerable to sex trafficking, sexual assault victims’ satisfaction with legal professionals, and juror decisions in same-sex sexual harassment cases.


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
Independent Study

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