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Jay C. Brown, Ph.D.

Jay Brown is a Professor of Psychology at Texas Wesleyan University

Jay C. Brown

Professor of Psychology, Director for the Minor in International Studies
Nenetta Burton Carter Building 110

Education

  • B.S. Psychology and Anthropology, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (1993)
  • M.S. Experimental Psychology, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (1995)
  • Ph.D. Experimental Psychology, State University of New York at Stony Brook (2000)

Research Interests/Scholastic Profile

Dr. Brown’s research interests focus on the processes of judgement and decision-making, especially in relation to self-controlled decision making.

This research takes many directions, including factors that affect self-controlled decision making, equations to describe facets of self-controlled decision-making, and the relationship between self-controlled and socially-cooperative decision-making.

Courses Taught at Texas Wesleyan

  • PSY1301 General Psychology
  • PSY2303 Foundations of Psychology
  • PSY2342 Psychology of Everyday Life
  • PSY2420 Statistics
  • PSY3303 Infant and Child Development
  • PSY3315 Social Psychology
  • PSY3362 Psychology of Learning
  • PSY3375 Cross Cultural Psychology
  • PSY4331 Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • PSY4351 Experimental Research Methods
  • PSY4362 History and Systems of Psychology
  • PSY4364 Psychology of Cognition and Memory
  • PSY4368 Biological Psychology
  • PSY4375 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY4376 Senior Capstone
  • PSY4382 Research Internship
  • PSY4395 Applications of Psychology
  • IST1301 Introduction to International Studies
  • IST2310 Contemporary Issues in International Studies: Social Differentiation and Inequality
  • WSP2211 Why We Do What We Do: The Interaction of Evolution with Faith, Learning, and Culture as an Explanation for Behavior
  • WSP2303 Inequality and Social Strife
  • ASE1111 Freshman Success Experience
Publications
  • Brown, J. & Rachlin, H. (1999). Self-control and social cooperation. Behavioural Processes, 47, 65-72.
  • Brown, J. C. (2006). The effects of behavioral and outcome feedback on prudent decision-making under conditions of present and future uncertainty. Judgment and Decision Making, 1(1), 76-85. 
  • Brown, J. C. (2008). Psychology into the 21st century. In S. F.  Davis & W. Buskist (Eds.), 21st Century Psychology: A Reference Book. Los Angeles: Sage.
  • Brown, J. C. (2011). Korean-American names and naming. In J. H. X. Lee & K. Nadeau (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Asian Pacific American Folklore and Folklife. Santa Barbara: Greenwood.
  • Brown, J. C. (2011). Korean-American social etiquette and customs. In J. H. X. Lee & K. Nadeau (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Asian Pacific American Folklore and Folklife. Santa Barbara: Greenwood.
  • Rachlin, H., Brown, J., & Baker, F. (2001). Reinforcement and punishment in the prisoner’s dilemma game. In D. L. Medin (Ed.), The Psychology of Learning and Motivation-Advances in Research and Theory: Vol. 40. New York: Academic Press.
  • Rachlin, H., Brown, J., & Cross, D. (2000). Discounting in judgments of delay and probability. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making Special Issue: Time and Decision, 13, 145-159. [Lead article]
  • Silverstein, A., Cross, D., Brown, J., & Rachlin, H. (1998). Prior experience and patterning in a prisoner's dilemma game. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 11, 123-138.
Presentations
  • Alvarado, F., Gutierrez, S., Leos, A., & Brown, J. C. (2013). Demonstration of Probability Leads to Increased Levels of Self-Control. Paper Presented at the Southwest Psychological Association Conference, Fort Worth, TX.
  • Biggs, M. (Host), & Brown, J. C. (Guest). (2004). Why some gamblers become pathological gamblers. [Radio broadcast]. Making Democracy Work [Radio series]. Springfield, MO: KSMU.
  • Brown, J. C. (2005). The Effects of Behavioral and Cognitive Feedback on Self-Control with Future Uncertainty. Poster presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • Brown, J. C. (2005). Establishing the Reliability and Validity of a Game of Self-Control. Poster presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • Brown, J. C. (2005). The Effect of Present and Future Uncertainty on Self-Control. Oral Presentation at the Southwest Psychological Association Conference, Memphis, TN.
  • Brown, J. C. (2006). The Effect of False Feedback on Prudent Decision Making. Poster presented at the Society for Judgment and Decision Making Conference, Houston, TX.
  • Brown, J. C. (2011). “Why We Do What We Do”: An Integrative Capstone Course for the Psychology Major. Paper presentation at the Southwest Teachers of Psychology Conference, San Antonio, TX.
  • Brown, J. C. (2014). Why we do what we do: A capstone course in psychology. Oral Presentation at the Southwest Teachers of Psychology Conference, San Antonio, TX.
  • Brown, J. C. & Arens, M. (2006). The Effect of Statistical Feedback on Self-Control. Oral Presentation at the Southwest Psychological Association Conference, Austin, TX.
  • Brown, J. C., Authier, R., & Range, A. (2009). Examining the Relationship Between Self-Control and Religiosity. Oral Presentation at the Southwest Psychological Association Conference, San Antonio, TX.
  • Brown, J. C., Authier, R., & Range, A. (2009). Does a Person’s Religiosity Predict Their Ability to Exhibit Self-Control. Oral Presentation at University College Day, Texas Wesleyan University.
  • Brown, J. C., Bazaldua, M., & Taylor, W. (2008). Enhancing Self-Control. Oral Presentation at University College Day, Texas Wesleyan University.
  • Brown, J. C., Boisvert, M., Chen, T., & Authier, R. (2009). International Studies: “Why Should I Care About the Rest of the World?” Oral Presentation at University College Day, Texas Wesleyan University.
  • Brown, J. C., Brown, E. J., & Robinson, K. D. (2008). Cross Cultural Factors that Interfere with Learning. Roundtable Discussion at the Southwest Teachers of Psychology Conference.
  • Brown, J. C. & Brown, K. (2015). Stress and fatigue cause decrements in both self-controlled and socially cooperative behaviors. Oral Presentation at the Southwest Psychological Association Conference, Wichita, KS.
  • Brown, J. C., Gonzales, J., Moser, K., & Rodriguez, D. (2012). Social Cooperation and Morality are Related in Complex Ways. Poster Presentation at the Southwest Psychological Association Conference, Oklahoma City, OK.
  • Brown, J. C., Leos, A., Gutierrez, S., & Alvarado, F. (2013). Are Self-Control and Social-Cooperation Essentially the Same Constructs. Paper Presented at the Southwest Psychological Association Conference, Fort Worth, TX.
  • Brown, J. C. & Lovett, M. C. (2001). The Effects of Reducing Information on a Modified Prisoner’s Dilemma Game. Paper presented at the 23rd Annual Cognitive Science Society Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K.
  • Brown, J. C. & Martinez-Torres, D. (2011). Enhancement of memory leads to increased levels of self-control. Paper presented at the Southwest Psychological Conference, San Antonio, TX.
  • Brown, J. C., Recio, R., Rojas, M., & Smith, K. (2014). Ego-strength predicts self-control and social-cooperation thoughts and behaviors. Poster presented at the Southwest Psychological Association’s Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.
  • Tuttle, S. & Brown, J. C. (2007). Testing the Temporal Validity of William James’ Self-Esteem Formulation. Oral Presentation at the Southwest Psychological Association’s Annual Conference, Fort Worth, TX.
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