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About Valerie G. Starratt

Valerie G. Starratt, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at NSU's College of Psychology. She is an evolutionary psychologist with broad interest in the biological bases of behavior. Some specific interests include the experimental activation of evolved psychological mechanisms, the interaction between limbic and PFC functioning and how that influences ultimate behavior, and the moderative effects of individual differences in physiology and life history. One of her most productive lines of research to date involves the application of evolutionary theory to the study of intimate relationships and sexual conflict, including issues related to infidelity, intimate partner violence, and rape.
In addition to her research, Dr. Starratt teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Quantitative Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, and Human Sexuality. She also routinely accepts undergraduate student RAs who are dedicated to getting experience in a variety of research methodologies, and serves as major advisor for students in the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience’s Master’s in Experimental Psychology program.

Positions

2014 - Present Associate Professor, Nova Southeastern University College of Psychology
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2010 - 2014 Assistant Professor, Nova Southeastern University College of Psychology
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2016 - Present Member, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Department of Psychology & Neuroscience
Present Associate Editor, Frontiers in Psychology: Evolutionary Psychology
Present Ad-Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Social and Personal Relationships
Present Ad-Hoc Reviewer, SAGE
2018 Chair, College of Psychology Merit Pay Committee
2018 Member, Search Committee (Social Psychology) Department of Psychology & Neuroscience
2015 - 2016 Member, Committee for Collaborative Research College of Psychology
2016 Chair, Enrollment Committee Department of Psychology & Neuroscience
2014 - 2015 Member, Curriculum Committee Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences
2011 - 2015 Member, Academic Integrity Committee Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences
Ad-Hoc Reviewer, Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences
Ad-Hoc Reviewer, Evolutionary Psychology
Ad-Hoc Reviewer, Human Nature
Ad-Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Family Violence
Ad-Hoc Reviewer, Oxford University Press
Ad-Hoc Reviewer, Peace and Conflict Studies
Ad-Hoc Reviewer, Personal Relationships
Ad-Hoc Reviewer, Personality and Individual Differences
Ad-Hoc Reviewer, Psychoneuroendocrinology
Section Editor, T. K. Shackelford and V. Weekes-Shackelford (Eds.)
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Education

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2008 Ph.D., Evolutionary Psychology, Florida Atlantic University
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2006 M.A., Evolutionary Psychology, Florida Atlantic University
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2003 B.S., Psychology, University of Florida
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Contact Information

(954) 262-7674

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Articles (17)

Journal articles written or co-written by Dr. Valerie Starratt

Books and Book Contributions (2)

Presentations (16)

Conference presentations, proceedings, lectures, and symposia given by Dr. Valerie Starratt