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Dr Genavee Brown

Lecturer

Department: Psychology

Qualifications

  • Psychology PhD September 01 2014
  • Psychology MRes July 01 2014
  • Psychology BA (Hons) May 10 2010

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • 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. 31 Oct 2019, In: Developmental Psychology
  • Cultural Diversity in Couples and Collective Performance, Delamarre-Allaoui, H., Michinov, N., Brown, G. 20 Mar 2019, In: Psychological Reports
  • Intellectual functioning in Silver-Russel syndrome: First study in adults, Burgevin, M., Lacroix, A., Brown, G., Mikaty, M., Coutinho, V., Netchine, I., Odent, S. 8 Aug 2019, In: Applied neuropsychology. Adult
  • Measuring latent ties on Facebook, Brown, G., Michinov, N. Nov 2019, In: Technology in Society
  • Cultural differences in garnering social capital on Facebook: French people prefer close ties and Americans prefer distant ties, Brown, G., Michinov, N. 2 Nov 2017, In: Journal of Intercultural Communication Research
  • Private message me s’il vous plait: Preferences for personal and masspersonal communications on Facebook among American and French students, Brown, G., Michinov, N., Manago, A. 1 May 2017, In: Computers in Human Behavior
  • Tempted to text: College students’ mobile phone use during a face-to-face interaction with a close friend, Brown, G., Manago, A., Trimble, J. 1 Dec 2016, In: Emerging Adulthood

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

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 and the effects of social identity threat on cognitive processes. 

My future research projects will center on self-disclosure to large audiences and learning more about why cell phones can be so distracting during our face-to-face interactions. 


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