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Dr Genavee Brown


Department: Psychology

I study the benefits and risks of technology for relationships from a social psychology persepctive. I am interested in examining the types of relationships that people maintain online and how they use tools, like social media, to help them communicate with friends and family. More specifically, I have looked at how mobile phones can distract from friendship interactions. I have also examined how university students use Facebook to maintain and develop friendships during the transition to university. 

I am currently working on projects related to Instagram and emoticon usage in different cultures, LGBT relationships online, and the effects of social identity threat on cognitive processes. 

My future research projects will center on self-disclosure to large audiences and how this promotes feelings of power and anti-social behavior online. I will also continue my research on how cell phones can be so distracting during our face-to-face interactions and why we're so tempted to use them even when we know that they detract from our romantic and friendship interactions. 

Genavee Brown

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  • Do it for others! The role of family and national group social belongingness in engaging with COVID-19 preventive health behaviors, Marinthe, G., Brown, G., Jaubert, T., Chekroun, P. 1 Jan 2022, In: Journal of Experimental Social Psychology
  • Phoning It in: Social Anxiety, Intolerance of Uncertainty, and Anxiety Reduction Motivations Predict Phone Use in Social Situations, Brown, G., Medcalf-Bell, R. 11 Jun 2022, In: Human Behavior and Emerging Technologies
  • “The Chinese virus”: How COVID-19’s transmission context and fear affect negative attitudes toward Chinese people., Brown, G., Marinthe, G. 1 May 2022, In: Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology
  • A meta-analysis of the reliability of the Sexual Self-Esteem Inventory in Women (SSEI-W) measure, Lloyd, A., Brown, G., Pollet, T. 4 Oct 2021, In: Psychology and Sexuality
  • Revisiting the Effects of Gender Diversity in Small Groups on Divergent Thinking: A Large-Scale Study Using Synchronous Electronic Brainstorming, Peter, L., Michinov, N., Besançon, M., Michinov, E., Juhel, J., Brown, G., Jamet, E., Cherbonnier, A. 11 Oct 2021, In: Frontiers in Psychology
  • Shifts in ecology, behavior, values, and relationships during the coronavirus pandemic: Survival threat, subsistence activities, conservation of resources, and interdependent families, Greenfield, P., Brown, G., Du, H. 12 Aug 2021, In: Current Research in Ecological and Social Psychology
  • Socio-Emotional Competencies and School Performance in Adolescence: What Role for School Adjustment?, Mella, N., Pansu, P., Batruch, A., Bressan, M., Bressoux, P., Brown, G., Butera, F., Cherbonnier, A., Darnon, C., Demolliens, M., De Place, A., Huguet, P., Jamet, E., Martinez, R., Mazenod, V., Michinov, E., Michinov, N., Poletti, C., Régner, I., Riant, M., Robert, A., Rudmann, O., Sanrey, C., Stanczak, A., Visintin, E., Vives, E., Desrichard, O. 7 Sep 2021, In: Frontiers in Psychology
  • Staying connected during stay‐at‐home: Communication with family and friends and its association with well‐being, Brown, G., Greenfield, P. Jan 2021, In: Human Behavior and Emerging Technologies
  • Adolescents’ daily face-to-face and computer-mediated communication: Associations with autonomy and closeness to parents and friends, Manago, A., Brown, G., Lawley, K., Anderson, G. Jan 2020, In: Developmental Psychology
  • Cultural Diversity in Couples and Collective Performance: Using a Culture-Based Memory Game to Measure Transactive Memory, Delamarre-Allaoui, H., Michinov, N., Brown, G. 1 Aug 2020, In: Psychological Reports

  • Psychology PhD June 04 2018
  • Psychology MRes July 01 2014
  • Psychology BA (Hons) May 10 2010

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