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Steven S. Valenti

Senior Associate Dean for Student Academic Affairs, Professor of Psychology


Degrees

PHD, 1983, Univ Connecticut; MA, 1981, Univ Connecticut; BS, 1978, Georgetown Univ


Bio

Stavros Valenti, Senior Associate Dean of Student Academic Affairs and Professor of Psychology at Hofstra University, completed his graduate studies in Developmental Psychology at the University of Connecticut in 1983. He teaches a graduate course on human development, and undergraduate courses on children's development, and research methods, and introductory 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. A recent line of research is the development of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) career interest in high school and college.


Teaching Interests

Child & 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

Course Title Level
PSY 001 INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY Undergraduate
PSY 153 CHILD DEVELOPMENT Undergraduate
PSY 212 HUMAN DEVELOPMENT Graduate
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