Benjamin Brown

Dr. Benjamin Brown

Associate Professor of Psychology

  • Office C-1324
  • Office Phone
  • Cell Phone 678.682.5502
  • Email Address bbrown6@ggc.edu
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Biography

Dr. Benjamin Brown grew up in Albuquerque, Las Cruces and Roswell, N.M. before moving to Memphis, Tenn. for his high school years. In 2001, he graduated from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque with a bachelor's degree in psychology. In 2002, he enrolled in a combined M.S. and Ph.D. program in developmental psychology at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C. In 2007, he graduated with a Ph.D. in developmental psychology. Prior to joining the GGC faculty in 2010, Brown was an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. He is a member of the Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science (SIPS), the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), the Association for Psychological Science (APS), and the CLEP Human Growth and Development Examination Test Development Committee. At GGC, he serves as the chapter advisor for its chapter of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology.  His research interests include the replicability of findings in psychological research, the development of autobiographical memory in special populations (such as children with autism spectrum disorder and deaf individuals) and the causes of children’s susceptibility to suggestion.

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)

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