Benjamin Brown

Dr. Benjamin Brown

Associate Professor of Psychology

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Biography

Dr. Benjamin Brown grew up in Albuquerque, Las Cruces and Roswell, New Mexico before moving to Memphis, Tennessee for his high school years. In 2001, he graduated from the University of New Mexico with a bachelor's degree in psychology. In 2007, he graduated with a Ph.D. in developmental psychology from North Carolina State University. Prior to joining the GGC faculty in 2010, Brown was an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

Brown's research interests include the replicability of psychological research, the development of autobiographical memory in special populations (such as children with autism spectrum disorder and deaf individuals) and children’s susceptibility to suggestion. 

Brown serves as:

  • An executive committee member for the Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science (SIPS)
  • Chair of the PsyArXiv Steering Committee
  • Developmental psychology senior editor at Collabra: Psychology
  • Chair of the CLEP Human Growth and Development Examination Test Development Committee

Education

  • Doctorate – developmental psychology – North Carolina State University
  • Master's – developmental psychology – North Carolina State University
  • Bachelor's – psychology – University of New Mexico

Academic Interests

  • Replications of psychological research
  • The development of autobiographical memory
  • Children's suggestibility

Distinctions

  • 2011-12 RSO Advisor of the Year (as chapter advisor for Psi Chi)

Professional Affiliations

  • Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science (SIPS)
  • Psi Chi, the International Honor Society for Psychology