Current Position

Associate Professor of Social Psychology and Health Psychology, Department of Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University


Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Clinical and Social Sciences in Psychology, University of Rochester

Doctor of Philosophy, Social and Personality Psychology, McGill University
Dissertation: Emotional body, physical mind: An exploration of the psychosomatic system through the lens of day-to-day experience.

Master of Science, Social and Personality Psychology, McGill University
Master's Thesis: Does unhappiness make you sick? The role of affect and neuroticism in the experience of common physical symptoms.

Bachelor of Science, Psychology, University of Toronto
Honors Thesis: Time course and control of emotion: Age differences in understanding and recognition.

Research Interests



The self

Social and affective neuroscience

Selected Honors and Awards

Fellow, Association for Psychological Science

Fellow, Society for Personality and Social Psychology

Visiting Professor, University of Paris

Visiting Professor, University of Rochester

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Dean's Honor List, McGill University

National Cancer Institute of Canada Pre-Doctoral Fellowship

McGill Major Pre-Doctoral Fellowship

Dean's Honor List, University of Toronto

Faculty Scholar, University of Toronto

I.M. Spigel Memorial Scholarship, University of Toronto

Current Teaching

Undergraduate Graduate


Department of Psychology | Virginia Commonwealth University
806 West Franklin St | Richmond, VA 23284
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kwbrown at vcu dot edu