Julie Albright

  • Lecturer, MAPP - Masters in Applied Psychology, USC Dornsife College
Office: (213) 740-4729

Expertise Summary

Expert in popular culture, infidelity, relationship issues and online dating


  • Digital transformation
  • Technology and society
  • Digital addiction
  • Social media
  • Online dating
  • Online relationships
  • Dating apps
  • Catphishing
  • Blockchain
  • Men, women and communication, flirting
  • Sexuality and the Internet
  • Smoking as depicted on the Internet
  • Anti-pornography screening software
  • Moods and emotions
  • Body image issues and plastic surgery
  • Marriage, family and relationship issues
  • Infidelity, unwed pregnancy, divorce, multiple partners
  • Research methods
  • Social psychology

Additional Information

  • Her book “Left to Their Own Devices: How Digital Natives Are Reshaping the American Dream” comes out from Random House – Prometheus Books Fall 2018.
  • Dr. Albright has appeared on many television programs including multiple appearances on the Today Show, CNN Headline News, NBC Nightly News, CBS 2 News, NBC News, E! True Hollywood Story, and radio programs including NPR and Austrian National Radio.
  • She has also been extensively quoted in the print media, including front page quotes in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post and Los Angeles Times, as well as articles in magazines including Time, Newsweek, Men”s Health, Los Angeles and Glamour, as well as on many popular web news sites including USA Today, MSNBC.com, CNN.com, the Huffington Report and others.
  • Licensed marriage and family therapist
  • Eharmony research associate
  • Recipient, USC Parent’s Association Teaching and Mentoring Award, 2004
  • Professor of the Year, Gamma Sigma Alpha National Greek Honor Society, Alpha Chapter, 2003-2004
  • Department of Sociology Professor of the Year, 2000-2001