Jonathon D. Brown, Ph.D.

JDBJonathon D. Brown is a social psychologist at the University of Washington. Since receiving his Ph.D. from UCLA in 1986, he has written three books, authored numerous journal articles and chapters, received a Presidential Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation, and been recognized as one of social psychology's most frequently-cited authors. Among his many pet peeves are self-promoting autobiographical statements written in the third person.


Brown, J. D. (2012). Understanding the "Better than Average" Effect: Motives (still) matter. Pesonality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38, 209-219. Brown (2010)

Brown, J. D. & Han, A. (2012). My better half: Partner enhancement as self-enhancement. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 3, 479-486. Brown (2010)