Christina Brown is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Arcadia University. Her work explores how the self plays a critical role in social behavior. Within this theme, she studies the consequences of self-concept organization, emotions, expectations, and inclusion status on social behavior. For example, her work explores the consequences of possessing multiple self-aspects (e.g., Brown & McConnell, 2009; Garczynski & Brown, 2013). She also studies how the need to belong is satisfied by pets and parasocial relationships (e.g., Brown, Shilling, Young, & Berrong, 2015; McConnell, Brown, Shoda, & Stayton, 2011). She adopts an evolutionary perspective in her work on mating (e.g., Brown, Daniels, Lustgraaf, & Sacco, 2014; Brown & Olkhov, 2015) and social rejection and acceptance (e.g., Brown, Young, Sacco, Bernstein, & Claypool, 2009). She is also interested in cross-cultural psychology (e.g., Brown, Park, & Shilling, 2017) and speaks Japanese at intermediate level.
- Emotion, Mood, Affect
- Evolution and Genetics
- Motivation, Goal Setting
- Self and Identity
- Brown, C. M., Bailey, V. S., Stoll, H. M., & McConnell, A. R. (2016). Between two selves: Comparing global and local predictors of speed of switching between self-aspects. Self and Identity, 15, 72-89
- Brown, C. M., Daniels, E. R., Lustgraaf, C. J. N., & Sacco, D. F. (2014). Verbal compliments as a differential source of mate poaching threat for men and women. Evolutionary Psychology, 12, 736-756.
- 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., Hengy, S. M., & McConnell, A. R. (2016). Thinking about cats and dogs provides relief from social rejection. Anthrozoös, 29, 47-58.
- Brown, C. M., & Kimble, C. E. (2009). Personal, interpersonal, and situational influences on behavioral self-handicapping. The Journal of Social Psychology, 149, 609-626.
- Brown, C. M., & McConnell, A. R. (2011). Discrepancy-based and anticipated emotions in behavioral self-regulation. Emotion, 11, 1091-1095.
- Brown, C. M., & McConnell, A. R. (2009). Effort or escape: Self-concept structure determines self-regulatory behavior. Self and Identity, 8, 365-377.
- Brown, C. M., & McConnell, A. R. (2009). When chronic isn’t chronic: The moderating role of active self-aspects. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 35, 3-15.
- Brown, C. M., & McLean, J. L. (2015). Anthropomorphizing dogs: Projecting one's own personality and consequences for supporting animal rights. Anthrozoös, 28, 73-86.
- Brown, C. M., & Olkhov, Y. M. (2015). Functional flexibility in women’s commitment-skepticism bias. Evolutionary Psychology, 13, 283-298.
- Brown, C. M., Park, S. W., & Folger, S. F. (2012). Growth motivation as a moderator of behavioral self-handicapping in women. Journal of Social Psychology, 152, 136-146.
- Brown, C. M., Park, S. W., & Shilling, A. A. (2017). A comparison of self-complexity in the United States and South Korea. Self and Identity, 16, 16-36.
- Brown, C. M., Shilling, A. A., Young, S. G., & Berrong, L. E. (2015). Acceptance and rejection of pets and parasocial others cause corresponding changes in the self’s perceived relational value. Self and Identity, 14, 233-251.
- 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., Young, S. G., Sacco, D. F., Bernstein, M. J., & Claypool, H. M. (2009). Social inclusion facilitates interest in mating. Evolutionary Psychology, 7, 11-27.
- 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., 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.
- Park, S. W., & Brown, C. M. (2014). Different perceptions of self-handicapping across college and work contexts. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 44, 124-132.
- 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.
- Shilling, A. A., & Brown, C. M. (2016). Goal-driven resource redistribution: An adaptive response to social exclusion. Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences, 10, 149-167.
- Advanced Social Psychology (graduate)
- Evolutionary Psychology
- Introduction to Psychology
- Social Behavior and Evolution
- Social Psychology
- The Self (graduate)
Department of Psychology
Arcadia University, Boyer Hall
450 S. Easton Road
Glenside, Pennsylvania 19038