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Dr Genavee Brown

Assistant Professor

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 strangers, 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 concerning online misogyny, emoticon usage in different cultures, LGBT relationships online, the experiences of gender diversee people, and the experience of power online. 

My future research projects will center on how we can preven online misogyny before it happens through using privacy controls and automated dictionnaries to find online misogyny. 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

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • How queer hook-up/people nearby application (PNA) users navigate hybrid digital and local space in rural and urban areas: results from a multi-region qualitative scoping study in the United Kingdom (UK), Rawlings, R., Brown, G., Thomas, L., Coventry, L. 19 Oct 2023, AoIR2023, Association of Internet Researchers
  • A meta-analysis of the reliability of the Sexual Self-Esteem Inventory in Women (SSEI-W) measure, Lloyd, A., Brown, G., Pollet, T. 2 Oct 2022, In: Psychology and Sexuality
  • 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
  • I dream of socializing, sports, and serenity: Imagining a positive future-vaccinated self is associated with better attitudes toward COVID-19 vaccination, Brown, G., de Place, A. 1 Oct 2022, In: Journal of Applied 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
  • Why Do Many Parents Expect More Help from their Children During COVID-19? A Qualitative Follow-up to Quantitative Survey Data, He, A., Greenfield, P., Akiba, A., Brown, G. 25 Oct 2022, In: Current Research in Ecological and Social Psychology
  • Intellectual functioning in Silver-Russell syndrome: First study in adults, Burgevin, M., Lacroix, A., Brown, G., Mikaty, M., Coutinho, V., Netchine, I., Odent, S. 4 Jul 2021, In: Applied neuropsychology. Adult
  • 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. Aug 2021, In: Current Research in Ecological and Social Psychology

  • Richard Rawlings Hook-up app usage as (dis)connection among rural men who have sex with men (MSM):Para-ethnographic zine-production as reciprocal ‘assemblage’. Start Date: 06/09/2022
  • Richard Rawlings Hook-up app usage as (dis)connection among rural men who have sex with men (MSM):Para-ethnographic zine-production as reciprocal ‘assemblage’. Start Date: 06/09/2022 End Date: 29/09/2023
  • Jordan Dawson Sexism Online: What is it and how do we stop it? Start Date: 01/10/2022

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


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