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HEATHER BOUCHEY

Assistant Professor
Psychology
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Email Address:Heather.Bouchey@uvm.edu
Public Relations:Lee Ann Cox (802) 656-1107; leeann.cox@uvm.edu
Specialty:Adolescent development, achievement motivation, self-concept and identity; adolescent relationships; psychology
Biography:Bouchey is Assistant Professor of Psychology at UVM. Her research focuses on adolescent relationship processes and how they influence individual development and adjustment. She is particularly interested in achievement motivation during adolescence, including the role of significant others (parents, teachers, siblings, romantic partners) in adolescents' school performance, course choices, and educational plans. In addition, Bouchey explores the nature and function of romantic experiences, including adolescents' perceived competence in romantic relationships and links to their psychological adjustment. Recent publications include: Bouchey, H. A. (in press). Perceived romantic competence, importance of romantic domains, and psychosocial adjustment during late adolescence. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. Bouchey, H. A. (2004). Parents, teachers, and peers: Discrepant or complementary achievement socializers? In H. A. Bouchey & C. E. Winston (Eds.), Social and self-processes underlying math and science achievement. New Directions in Child and Adolescent Development, Vol. 106 (pp. 35-53). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. Bouchey, H. A., & Harter, S. (2005). Reflected appraisals, academic self-perceptions, and math/science performance during early adolescence. Journal of Educational Psychology, 97, 673-686.