Senior Associate Dean for Student Academic Affairs, Professor of Psychology
Heger Hall 220A
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DegreesPHD, 1983, Univ Connecticut; MA, 1981, Univ Connecticut; BS, 1978, Georgetown Univ
Stavros Valenti, Professor of Psychology at Hofstra University, completed his graduate studies in Developmental Psychology at the University of Connecticut in 1983. He teaches graduate courses on human development and on ethics of professional psychology, and undergraduate courses on children's development, research methods in psychology, and a research seminar in developmental psychology. His principle research interest is Ecological Psychology, the study of human-environment informational transactions which support perception, cognition, and face-to-face interaction between persons of all ages.
Dr. Valenti's published work includes experimental studies of children's selective learning and attention, social perception of children and adults, rapport and movement synchrony, and the perception of human movement in still photography. A recent line of research is on self-disclosure in face-to-face conversations, telecommunication, and computer-mediated conversations. His articles have been published in developmental and in experimental psychology journals including Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, Ecological Psychology, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, and Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance.
Teaching InterestsChild & Adolescent Development; Emerging Adulthood, Ecological Psychology; Ethics & Professional Psychology; Human Evolution and Development; Intelligence (Artificial and Natural); Learning and Adaptive Behavior; Research Design and Analysis; Social Perception and Interaction; Theories of Development; Statistics.
Research Interests• Development of career interest and science education • Social behavioral development. • Social perception and interaction. • Ecological social psychology. • Perception of action in photographs.
Recent Courses Taught
|PSY 001||INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY||Undergraduate|
|PSY 053||CHILD DEVELOPMENT||Undergraduate|
|PSY 196||RES SEM: DEVELOPMENTAL PSY||Undergraduate|
|PSY 212||HUMAN DEVELOPMENT||Graduate|