Clifford Brown, Ph.D.

Clifford Brown Professor Emeritus of Psychology
Social Psychology, Statistics

Clifford Brown has presented numerous papers at professional meetings on wide-ranging topics such as the effects of the gender of business associates on attributions of competence and social skills, cockpit resource management, individual differences in social motivation, experimenter bias in taste tests, and visual behavior in mixed-sex dyads. In addition, he has contributed to articles in such journals as Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Basic and Applied Social Psychology, Psychology and Marketing, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Psychological Reports, and Journal of Social Psychology.

He has worked with colleagues studying domestic violence and has twice been a National Research Council Senior Research Associate at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, where he conducted problem-solving research at the Armstrong Laboratory. Designer of a topics course, "Cruelty and Kindness," he regularly teaches in the areas of nonverbal behavior, social psychology, statistics, and group problem-solving. Brown has introduced sophisticated video-recording equipment into the psychology laboratory and course work.

Former Chair of the Department, he received his B.A. from Bard College and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Delaware. He joined the Wittenberg faculty in 1977.


  • McNeese, M. D., Bains, P., Brewer, I., Brown, C. E., Connors, E. S., Jefferson, Jr., T., Jones, R. E. T., Terrell, I. (2005).The NeoCITIES simulation: Understanding the design and experimental methodology used to develop a team emergency management simulation.Proceedings of the 49th Annual Convention of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 1, 591-594, Santa Monica, CA: Human Factors Society.
  • Ottati, W. L., Whitaker, R. D., & Brown, C. E. (2003).  Analyitic issues in collaborative performance assessment. In W. W Smari and W. McQuay (eds.) Simulation Series, 35(1), pp. 30-36. Proceedings of the 2003 International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems. Society for Modeling and Simulation International, San Diego, CA.
  • Brown, C. E. (1996).  False Consensus bias and gender: The case of Judge Clarence Thomas. Psychological Reports,78, 144-146.


  • Brown, C. E., & McNutt, C. Memory, emotion, and intentional forgetting. Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois, April 29 - May 1, 2010. 
  • Brown, C. E., & Neike, K.B. Beauty and brains: When attractiveness rubs off. Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois, April 30 - May 2, 2009. 
  • Brookings, J. B., Brown, C. E., & Asta, E. L An item factor analysis of seven racism scales. Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois, May 1-3, 2008. 
  • Smith, S., Uhlmann, R., & Vukasovich, N. (Faculty Sponsor: Clifford E. Brown). The effect of human emotion on memory.  22nd Annual Ohio Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference, Cedarville University, April 19, 2008.
  • Brown, C. E., Brehm, L. M., & Hartwig, L. E. Examining college women's body image using the Body Figure Scale. Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois, May 3-5, 2007. 
  • Brookings, J. B., Brown, C. E., & Asta, E. L An interpersonal circumplex, five-factor analysis of seven racism scales. Association for Psychological Science, New York, New York, May 25-28, 2006.
  • Brown, C. E., & Asta, E. L. False consensus and presumed gender differences: The 2004 presidential election. Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois, May 4-6, 2006. 
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