Hedy Dexter

Core Faculty
College of Psychology and Community Services
School of Psychology
Ph.D. Psychology

Hedy received a BA in English from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Her MA and PhD in Psychology were from The College of William and Mary and the University of Florida at Miami, respectively. Hedy has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals (e.g., Law and Human Behavior and Journal of Applied Social Psychology) and has presented her research at over 40 professional conferences (e.g., APA, American Psychology and Law Society, and Popular Culture Association). Her research has focused on psychology and law (e.g., eyewitness identification, expert testimony, and jury deliberation) and media effects (e.g., the impact of violent media consumption on attitudes toward women).

Courses Taught

PSYC 8238 - Cognitive/Affective Bases of Behavior

PSYC 8216 - Dynamics in Contemporary, International, & Virtual Organization

PSYC 8004 - Foundation in Graduate Study

PSYC 8115 - Writing a Quality Prospectus

PSYC 8247 - Social Psychology

PSYC 8203 - Attitudes/Attitude Change

PSYC 8116 - Understanding Forensic Psychology Research

PSYC 8706 - Advanced Social Psychology

PSYC 8204 - Intergroup Relations

PSYC 8211 - Contemporary Issues in Psychology

PSYC 6825 - Psychology of Gender

PSYC 6830 - Psychology of Sexuality


BA, University of North Carolina

MA, The College of William and Mary

PhD, Florida International University


Dexter, H. (1999). Attributing responsibility to female victims after exposure to sexually violent films: The effects of victim-observer similarity, situational relevance and mass media induced emotional arousal.. Journal of Applied Social Psychology