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Whitney Brown

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Bailey 113

Research Interests


  • Emotion and emotion dysregulation
  • Patterns of and problems associated with cannabis use and alcohol use
  • The interplay between emotion and substance use

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Missouri, 2014

  • B.A., Psychology & English, Colgate University, 2007

Selected Publications

  • Prince, M. A., Jenzer, T., Brown, W. C., Hetelekides, E. M., Mumm, R. A., & Collins, R. L. (2019). Examining cannabis protective behavioral strategy use using multiple methods. Drugs and Alcohol Today, 19, 295-305.

  • Testa, M., Derrick, J.L., Wang, W., Brown, W. C., & Collins, R. L., (2019). Does morning affect contribute to daily cannabis use? Addictive Behaviors, 95, 64-69.

  • Brown, W. C., Wang, W., & Testa, M. (2018). Alcohol and marijuana use in undergraduate males: Between-and within-person associations with interpersonal conflict. Cannabis, 1, 48-59.

  • Bradizza, C., Brown, W.C., Ruszczyk, M., Dermen, K., & Stasiewicz, P.R. (2017). Difficulties in emotion regulation in treatment-seeking alcoholics with and without co-occurring mood and anxiety disorders. Addictive Behaviors, 80, 6 -13.


  • PSYC 260: Abnormal Psychology

    This course offers a framework for understanding maladaptive behavior focused on the symptoms, causes, and treatment of a range of psychopathology, including anxiety, personality, mood, psychophysiologic, schizophrenic, and substance abuse disorders. Each disorder is considered through a comparison of biological, psychological, and sociocultural viewpoints on the causes and treatment of abnormal behavior. Current research issues as well as legal and ethical issues related to the assessment and treatment of abnormal behavior are discussed.

  • PSYC 365: Clinical Psychology

    A general introduction to the field. Examines clinical assessment procedures, psychotherapeutic interventions, and salient issues in clinical research.

  • PSYC 395: Dansville Elementary School Co

    This internship offers practical field experience in selected agencies and firms related to a career in psychology, including school counseling, mental health counseling, health education, conflict mediation, human resources, and research. The required academic component includes a weekly, one-hour seminar involving presentations and discussions of relevant ethical and organizational issues. A term paper including a critical review of the literature in an approved area is required. Prerequisites: Psychology major, proficiency in Basic Requirements, junior or senior standing, GPA of 3.0 in psychology courses, 2.75 GPA overall, and permission of instructor. Students may enroll for community internships only after acceptance through a formal application procedure completed during the semester prior to enrollment. 3-12 credits (as arranged) NOTE: College policy states that student may apply no more than 15 hours of internship credit toward the baccalaureate degree. Offered by individual arrangement