Dr. Christina Brown

Dr. Christina Brown 2014

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Dr. Christina Brown is a social-personality psychologist. Her research explores how aspects of the self and our social and emotional experiences influence behavior. For example, she studies how self-concept structure moderates a number of basic psychological processes, such as memory and self-regulation. She also adopts an evolutionary psychology approach in her research on how people respond to social acceptance and rejection.

Representative Publications and Presentations

  • Welp, L. R., & Brown, C. M. (2014). Self-compassion, empathy, and helping intentions. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 9, 54-65.
  • Garczynski, A. M., & Brown, C. M. (2013). Active self-aspects as a basis for encoding specificity effects in memory. Self and Identity, 12, 370-381.
  • McConnell, A. R., Brown, C. M., & Shoda, T. M. (2013). The self. In D. E. Carlston (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of social cognition (pp. 497-516). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
  • Brown, C. M., Park, S. W., & Folger, S. F. (2012). Growth motivation as a moderator of behavioral self-handicapping in women. The Journal of Social Psychology, 152, 136-146.
  • McConnell, A. R., Brown, C. M., Shoda, T. M., Stayton, L. E., & Martin, C. E. (2011). Friends with benefits: On the positive consequences of pet ownership. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 101, 1239-1252.
  • Brown, C. M., Diekman, A. B., Tennial, R. E., & Solomon, E. D. (2011). Alone and happy: Personality moderates the effect of happy mood on social approach. Journal of Research in Personality, 45, 702-705.
  • Brown, C. M., & McConnell, A. R. (2011). Discrepancy-based and anticipated emotions in behavioral self-regulation. Emotion, 11, 1091-1095.
  • Sacco, D. F., Brown, C. M., Young, S. G., Bernstein, M. J., & Hugenberg, K. (2011). Social inclusion facilitates risky mating behavior in men. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 37, 985-998.
  • Brown, C. M., & McConnell, A. R. (2009b). Effort or escape: Self-concept structure determines self-regulatory behavior. Self and Identity, 8, 365-377.
  • Brown, C. M., Young, S. G., & McConnell, A. R. (2009). Seeing close others as we see ourselves: One’s own self-complexity is reflected in perceptions of meaningful others. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45, 515-523.
  • Brown, C. M., & McConnell, A. R. (2009a). When chronic isn’t chronic: The moderating role of active self-aspects. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 35, 3-15.
  • Brown, C. M., Young, S. G., Sacco, D. F., Bernstein, M. J., & Claypool, H. M. (2009). Social inclusion facilitates interest in mating. Evolutionary Psychology, 7, 11-27.

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