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Laura Duval

Professorial Lecturer Department of Psychology

Dr. Duval earned her bachelor's degree from Bowdoin College and her MS and PhD in Social Psychology from Tulane University. She arrived at American University in 2015. As the spouse of an active duty military member, she has had 12 addresses in the past 20 years and taught at 9 different universities. Her mobile lifestyle has resulted in an appreciation for many different types of students and a passion for teaching psychology to all of them. In the classroom, she emphasizes research methodology and the real world application of psychological theories. Her research interests include stereotyping and prejudice, media violence and other applications of social cognitive constructs.


Ph.D. Social Psychology, Tulane University M.S., Social Psychology, Tulane University B.A., Psychology, Bowdoin College

CAS - Psychology
Asbury - 317B
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(202) 885-1726

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  • Fall 2017

    • GNED-140 General Education Area 4 Topic: Why Are People Prejudiced
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  • Spring 2018

    • PSYC-497 Topics in Psychology: Stereotyping and Prejudice
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