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Lynch School of Education

V. Paul Poteat

assistant professor
counseling, developmental, and educational psychology department

V. Paul Poteat

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Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Campion Hall
Room 307

617.552.4234

EDUCATION
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
B.S., Florida State University

EXPERTISE/INTERESTS

Homophobic and other forms of bias-based bullying; mental health and resilience of LGBT youth; peer group social networks and socialization processes; developmental trajectories of diversity attitudes and behaviors; social norms and ideology beliefs connected to homophobic attitudes and behaviors.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Poteat, V.P., Sinclair, K.O., DiGiovanni, C.D., Koenig, B.W., & Russell, S.T. (2013). Gay-Straight Alliances are associated with student health:  A multi-school comparison of LGBTQ and heterosexual youth.  Journal of Research on Adolescence, 23, 319-330.

Poteat, V.P., DiGiovanni, C.D, & Scheer, J.R. (2013). Predicting homophobic behavior among heterosexual youth:  Domain general and sexual orientation-specific factors at the individual and contextual level.  Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 42, 351-362.

Poteat, V.P., O'Dwyer, L.M., & Mereish, E.H. (2012). Changes in how students use and are called homophobic epithets over time:  Patterns predicted by gender, bullying and vicitmization status.  Journal of Educational Psychology, 104, 393-406.

Russell, S.T., Sinclair, K.O., Poteat, V.P., & Koenig, B.W. (2012). Adolescent health and harassment based on discriminatory bias.  American Journal of Public Health, 102, 493-495.

Poteat, V. P., Mereish, E.H., DiGiovanni, C.D., & Koenig, B.W. (2011).  The effects of general and homophobic victimization on adolescents' psychosocial and educational concerns:  The importance of intersecting identities and parent support.  Journal of Counseling Psychology, 58, 597-609.

Poteat, V.P., & Spanierman, L.B. (2010). Do the ideological beliefs of peers predict the prejudiced attitudes of other individuals in the group?  Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 13, 495-514.

Poteat, V. P., Aragon, S. R., Espelage, D. L., & Koenig, B. W. (2009). Psychosocial concerns of sexual minority youth: Complexity and caution in group differences. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 77, 196-201.

Poteat, V. P. (2007). Peer group socialization of homophobic attitudes and behavior during adolescence. Child Development, 78, 1830-1842.

Poteat, V. P., Espelage, D. L., & Green, H. D., Jr. (2007). The socialization of dominance: Peer group contextual effects on homophobic and dominance attitudes. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 92, 1040-1050.

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