J. Brown Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Division of Behavioral Sciences

Ph.D. Experimental Social Psychology, New Mexico State University
M.A. Psychology, New Mexico State University

Courses Taught
Evolutionary Psychology
Sensation & Perception
Statistics for Behavioral Science
Psychology of Terrorism
Case Studies in Espionage

Research Interests & Areas of Expertise
Social Cognition, Evolution, & the use of Team in Education

Publications and Presentations

Trafimow, D., Rice, S., Hunt, G., List, B., Nanez, B., Rector, N., Notah, J., & Brown, J. (2012). It’s irrelevant, but it matters: Using confluence theory to predict the influence of beliefs on evaluations, attributions and intentions. European Journal of Social Psychology, 42, 509-520.

Trafimow, D., Clayton, K., Sheeran, P., Darwish, A. E. & Brown, J. (2010). How do people form behavioral intentions when others have the power to determine social consequences? The Journal of General Psychology, 137, 287-309.

Brown, J., Trafimow, D. & Gregory, W.L. (2004). The generality of hierarchically restrictive behaviors. British Journal of Social Psychology, 43, 1-21.

Trafimow, D., Sheeran, P., Lombardo, B., Finlay, K.A., Brown, J. & Armitage, C. J. (2004). Affective and cognitive control of persons and behaviors. British Journal of Social Psychology, 43, 1-18.

Brown, J. & Trafimow, D. (2003). The generalization of the negativity effect to self attributions. Psychological Reports, 93, 638-640.

Brown, J., Thompson, L. A. & Trafimow, D. (2002). The father-daughter relationships rating scale. Psychological Reports, 90, 212-214.

Trafimow, D., Brown, J., Grace, K., Thompson, L. & Sheeran, P. (2002). The relative influence of attitudes and subjective norms from childhood to adolescence: Betweenp articipants and within-participants analyses. American Journal of Psychology, 115, 395-414.

Brown, J. (2012, April). Cool careers in Psychology. Panel presentation at the New Hampshire Psychological Association. Keene State College, 2012, Keene New Hampshire

Robinson, A., Bullock, E., Young, C., Giarolo, G., & Brown, J. (2011, April). Gender differences in mate poaching cognitions. Poster presentation at the New Hampshire Psychology Association. University of New Hampshire, April 2011, Durham, NH.

Brown, J., Fitzpatrick, K., & Gordy, L. (2010, November). Measuring up: Designing a pre-test and post-test assessment model with First Year and Senior Seminars in General Education at DWC. Panel presentation at the New England Educational Assessment Network. College of the Holy Cross, November 2010, Worcester, MA.

Fitzpatrick, K., Gordy, L. & Brown, J. (2009, November). Applying lessons learned from assessing social science classes in general education. Panel presentation at the New England Educational Assessment Network. College of the Holy Cross, November 2009, Worcester, MA. With Laurie Gordy and Kathleen Fitzpatrick.

Professional Memberships

  • American Psychological Association
  • American Psychological Society
  • Society for Personality and Social Psychology
  • Human Evolution and Behavior Society
  • Team Based Learning Collaborative
  • Psi Chi

Personal Interests
Running, gardening, and hiking.

J Brown