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Donald Brown

Professor of Psychology, Emeritus


BA: Kent State University
MA: social psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

PhD: social psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison


The concept of motivation and factors affecting motivation in particular categories of individuals including college students, children, and individuals with diabetes


Donald Brown is a professor emeritus of psychology at Centre College, where he began teaching in 1973. In 1987, Brown was chosen as Centre's Hewlett-Melon Faculty Lecturer, and he delivered a series of three lectures evaluating traditional methods of motivation.


Brown involves his students in collaborative research efforts and recently supervised a John C. Young Scholars honors project by Chris Shofner ’97, which evaluated the degree to which role models have an impact on self-confidence and success. Brown also collaborated with Kari Selby ’98 on research focusing on cognition and motivation.

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