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Department: Psychology

Greta ValentiRichard Rector

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Office:

Harbert 313

Contact Information:

Box 549037
Birmingham-Southern College
900 Arkadelphia Rd
Birmingham, AL 35254
Office Phone: (205) 226-4803
Office Fax: (205) 226-4847
E-mail: gvalenti@bsc.edu

Brief Career Background:

Prior to attending graduate school I worked for a survey research company in New York City, coordinating projects for consumer products and pharmaceutical companies. After graduate school I spent a year as a lecturer in the psychology department at Ohio State University, before joining the faculty of BSC.

Educational Background:

PhD, Psychology, Ohio State University, 2012
MA, Psychology, Ohio State University, 2007
BA, Psychology, Georgetown University, 2001

Areas of Academic Interest:

  • Social cognition Judgment and decision making
  • Visual perspective in mental imagery
  • Counterfactual thinking Psychological distance

Courses Taught:

PY 101 Introduction to Psychology (1)
An introduction to the research, theory, and methods of psychological science.

PY 206 Special Topics in Psychology (1)
An in-depth exploration of theory and research in a sub-disciplinary area of psychology. Topics may vary.

PY 303 Social Psychology (1)
The study of the social phenomena that affect the behavior of individuals, including social perception, social cognition, and social influence. Topics may include stereotypes and prejudice, self‑perception, impression formation, persuasion and conformity, attitudes, group processes, aggression, prosocial behavior, and attraction. (Also listed as SO 303, this course may be counted for credit in either psychology or sociology.) Prerequisite: PY 101, SO 101, or SO 102.