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Valerie Futch

Valerie Futch

Dr. Valerie Futch is a postdoctoral fellow at Youth-Nex studying adolescent identity development, youth-adult relationships in out-of-school programs, and emerging adulthood. She received her B.S. in Psychology from Stetson University in 2002. Prior to joining Youth-Nex, Valerie was a student in Social-Personality Psychology at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. Her dissertation documented the developmental impact of participation in a peer-education teen-theatre program called The SOURCE, located in Sarasota, Florida. While at CUNY she was also an Instructional Technology Fellow, a Writing in the Disciplines Fellow, and a Graduate Teaching Fellow. She is currently involved in the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues and an active member of the Public Science Project.

Primary Interests:

  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Close Relationships
  • Group Processes
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Personality, Individual Differences
  • Research Methods, Assessment
  • Self and Identity
  • Sexuality, Sexual Orientation

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Other Publications:

  • Futch, V. A., & Jaffe-Walter, R. (in press). "Everybody has an accent here”: Cultivating small schools that work for immigrant youth in New York City. In William Pink (Ed.), Schools and marginalized youth: An international perspective. Creekskill, NJ: Hampton Press.

Courses Taught:

  • Lifespan Human Development
  • Social Psychology
  • Theories of Personality

Valerie Futch
405 Emmet Street South
Box #400281
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
United States

  • Phone: (347) 559-4634

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