Sacha Brown

Real name: 
PhD Graduate Student
Office: 
Psy 115
Office Hours: 
by appointment
Research Interests: 

Psychopathology from an evolutionary perspective Treatment and forensic intervention efficacy Taxonomic approaches to psychopathology Mating preferences and how mate choices are made; the relationship between preference for, perception of, and possession of cognitive abilities in potential and actual social partners. Program evaluation and methodology, statistics Relationships between cognition, behavior, physiology, and emotion.

Is a fifth year graduate student in the Clinical and Ethology and Evolutionary Psychology programs. She is interested in studying efficacy of forensic interventions, psychopathology from an evolutionary perspective, clinical treatment efficacy, taxonomic approaches to psychopathology, and examining and evaluating how research is conducted in general, independent of content. She holds a B.A. in English with honors from Pennsylvania State University, a B.S. in Psychology with honors from the University of Arizona, and an M.A. in Psychology from the University of Arizona. Her master's project, completed fall 2011, examined the relationship between creative performance, creative preference, and creative perception using evolutionary theory.

Selected Publications: 

Brown, S.D., Furrow, D., Hill, D.F., Gable, J.C., Porter, L.P., & Jacobs, W.J. (2014). A duty to disclose: better the devil you know than the one you don’t. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 9(6), 626-640. doi: 10.1177/1745691614551749   http://pps.sagepub.com/content/9/6/626.full      Figueredo, A.J., Woodley, M.A., Brown, S.D., & Ross, K.C. (2013). Multiple successful tests of the strategic          differentiation-integration effort (SD-IE) hypothesis. Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology,        7(4), 361-383.      Woodley, M.A., Figueredo, A.J. , Brown, S.D., & Ross, K.C. (2013). Four successful tests of the cognitive              differentiation-integration effort hypothesis. Intelligence, 41(6), 832-842.

Courses Taught: 

Psy 297: Research Methods Lab, Spring '12 Psy 290: Research Methods, Summer 1 '12, Summer 1 '13 Psy 306: Evolutionary Psychology, Summer '11 Psy 364: Human Sexuality, Winter '11-12, Winter '12-13, Fall '13 UA South, Fall '14 UA South  Psy 381: Abnormal Psychology (co-instructor), Spring '13 UA South Psy 381: Abnormal Psychology, Winter '13, Spring '14 UA South Psy 510: Introduction to Graduate Statistics (co-instructor), Fall '13