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Dr. Sheila Brownlow

PSYCHOLOGY: sex differences (those in cognitive abilities); perceptions of others based on physical appearance

SPRAWL: Consequences of urban sprawl

SheilaBrownlow.jpgDr. Sheila Brownlow
Professor of Psychology and Chair of the Psychology Department

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Phone: (704) 637-4102  


Dr. SHEILA BROWNLOW, Professor and Chair of the Psychology Department, received her B.A. from the University of Massachusetts-Boston and her Ph.D. from Brandeis University. She joined the Catawba faculty in 1990 in order to work with students in a small, personal environment. A Social Psychologist, Dr. Brownlow maintains an active program of research, focusing primarily on how nonverbal behavior influences impressions of others. She and her students also study gender differences. Her research collaborations with students result in yearly conference presentations and have produced several scholarly publications, all of which include students as authors. Several of her students recently have received regional and national recognition for their work. Dr. Brownlow encourages students to pursue their interests through a variety of research practica and projects, thus extending their classroom activities. Dr. Brownlow teaches Interpersonal Relations, History of Psychology, Social Psychology, and Industrial Psychology. Outside of Catawba, Dr. Brownlow enjoys reading, travel, and is active with historic restoration projects in Salisbury.

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