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Valerian Derlega, Ph.D.

  • Valerian Derlega, Ph.D.
  • Professor
  • Department of Psychology
  • 346d Mills Godwin Bldg
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-3118
  • vderlega@odu.edu
  • Education

    University Of Maryland, 1971
    Major: Psychology
    Degree: Ph. D.
    University of Maryland, 1969
    Major: Psychology
    Degree: M.A.
    City College of New York, 1966
    Major: Psychology
    Degree: B.A.
  • Research Interests

    Personal relationships, expectancies, self disclosure; interpersonal communications; social psychology and personality; personal adjustment; gender roles; applications of personality and social psychology; psychosocial coping with HIV/AIDS; health psychology.
  • 2000: Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of invaluable service, Virginia Association of Black Psychologists
  • 1993: Commendation for Outstanding Service as Advisor for the Psi Chi Honorary Fraternity , Psi Chi, Old Dominion University
  • 1991: Commendation for Outstanding Service as Advisor for the Psi Chi Honorary Fraternity , Psi Chi, Old Dominion University
  • 1986: Gene W. Hirschfeld Faculty Excellence Award, School of Sciences and Health Professions, Old Dominion University
  • 1986: Who's Who in the South and Southwest , Who's Who
  • 1985: Fellow, Society for Personality and Social Psychology (Division 8 of the American Psychological Association)
  • 1984: Fellow, American Psychological Association
  • 1984: Fellow, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (Division 9 of the American Psychological Association)
  • 1984: International Who's Who in Education, Who's Who
  • 1984: Who's Who in the South and Southwest , Who's Who
  • 1981: Outstanding Volunteer Service Award, Lee's Friends/Oncology Patients Organization
  • 1977: Outstanding Research Award, Virginia State Board of Education
  • 1976: National Academy of Sciences Visiting Scientist at the University of Warsaw, National Academy of Sciences
  • 1970: Woodrow Wilson Foundation Dissertation Fellowship , Woodrow Wilson Foundation
  • 1968: National Science Foundation Research Trainee, National Science Foundation
  • 1962: New York State Regents Scholarship
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Unwanted Pursuit and Stalking among Same-sex Former Partners
    Sponsoring Organization: Placek Grant, American Psychological Foundation
    Date: 2008 - 2009
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Winstead, B.; Derlega, V. J.; Lewis, R. J.; Dutton, L.
    Community based study of mobility, drug use and AIDS in China
    Sponsoring Organization: National Institute on Drug Abuse
    Date: 2000 - 2005
    Awarding Organization: Other
    Investigators:Derlega, V. J.; Yang, X.
    Expressive writing and coping with stress among lesbians
    Sponsoring Organization: American Psychological Foundation
    Date: 2002 - 2004
    Awarding Organization: Other
    Investigators:Derlega, V. J.; Lewis, R. J.
    Stressors for gay men and lesbians
    Sponsoring Organization: Wayne F. Placek Small Grant Award, American Psychological Association
    Date: 1999 - 1999
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Derlega, V. J.; Lewis, R. J.
    Same Sex Friendships and Coping with Stress
    Sponsoring Organization: Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Heallth Administration
    Date: September, 1987 - May, 1989
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Winstead, B.; Derlega, V. J.; Lewis, R. J.; Sanchez-Hucles, J.
    Cooperation and helping behavior
    Sponsoring Organization: International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX)
    Date: July, 1980 - August, 1980
    Awarding Organization: Other
    Investigators:Derlega, V. J.
    Effects of teachers' nonverbal behavior on student performance
    Sponsoring Organization: Phi Delta Kappa
    Date: 1977 - 1978
    Awarding Organization: Other
    Investigators:Derlega, V. J.; Reavis, C.
    Interdependence and cooperation
    Sponsoring Organization: International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX)
    Date: September, 1978 - October, 1978
    Awarding Organization: Other
    Investigators:Derlega, V. J.
    Cross cultural studies of self disclosure
    Sponsoring Organization: National Academy of Sciences
    Date: 1976 - 1976
    Awarding Organization: Other
    Investigators:Derlega, V. J.
    Test of a contingency model of teacher effectiveness
    Sponsoring Organization: Old Dominion University Research Foundation
    Date: 1974 - 1974
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Derlega, V. J.; Reavis, C.
    Nonverbal mediators of teacher expectancy effects
    Sponsoring Organization: Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues
    Date: 1973 - 1974
    Awarding Organization: Other
    Investigators:Derlega, V. J.; Chaikin, A. L.
    Effects of topic intimacy and friendship on nonverbal behavior
    Sponsoring Organization: Old Dominion University Research Foundation
    Date: 1972 - 1973
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Derlega, V. J.