Brown publishes in ‘The Journal of Positive Psychology’ and the ‘Journal of Applied Social Psychology’

By Purnell T. Cropper | May 29, 2014

Dr. Christina Brown, assistant professor of psychology, published two papers: “Self compassion, empathy, and helping intentions” in The Journal of Positive Psychology, and “Different perceptions of self-handicapping across college and work contexts” in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology.

The first paper focuses on two studies that show a link between self-compassion and wanting to help others, while the second offers research on how college students and adult workers evaluate people who sabotage their own performance to create an excuse for failure.

In addition to these papers, Dr. Brown and her students presented six posters and one talk— touching on topics such as social rejection, jealousy in romantic relationships and perceptions of the personality of non-human animals—at the Eastern Psychological Association Conference in Boston in March 2014.