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William Michael Brown

William Michael Brown

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William Brown founded the Centre for Culture and Evolutionary Psychology at Brunel University in 2006. In 2009 he moved to Queen Mary University of London and the University of East London. In August 2011 Dr Brown joined the University of Bedfordshire. Dr Brown's research interests include exercise epigenetics, the evolution of cooperation, evolutionary maintenance of cheater strategies (e.g., psychopathy), developmental instability, intragenomic conflict and genomic imprinting. He also has research and teaching expertise in developmental processes and health psychological outcomes. The latter is being explored in part using epigenetic methodologies (e.g., DNA methylation analyses and 3D scanning of health-associated epigenetic phenotypes) in the context of exercise and physical activity. Lately, Dr Brown has been developing structural equation models to investigate evolutionary psychological hypotheses regarding reputation, ecological constraints and weapon tolerance.

Past Awards: British Academy Grant; European Office of Aerospace Research and Development Grant; Heinz Wolff Fellowship; NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship; Killam Scholar

Primary Interests:

  • Aggression, Conflict, Peace
  • Communication, Language
  • Culture and Ethnicity
  • Emotion, Mood, Affect
  • Evolution and Genetics
  • Health Psychology
  • Helping, Prosocial Behavior
  • Neuroscience, Psychophysiology
  • Nonverbal Behavior
  • Person Perception
  • Research Methods, Assessment
  • Social Cognition

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Courses Taught:

  • Evolutionary Psychology
  • Foundations to Psychology
  • Genomic Imprinting
  • Infant and Child Development Psychology
  • Lifespan Human Development for Nursing Students
  • Motivation and Emotion
  • Motor Performance and Learning
  • Principles of Biology
  • Research Methods
  • Statistics for the Behavioural Sciences

William Michael Brown
School of Psychology
Faculty of Creative Arts, Technologies & Science
University of Bedfordshire
Luton LU1 3JU
United Kingdom

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