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Frederick Brown

Frederick Brown

Associate Professor Emeritus

121 Moore Building
Office Phone: (814) 863-1716


  1. Ph. D., University of Virginia, 1971


Research Interests

Frederick Brown investigates the rhythms of human behavior, including daily (circadian, sleep/wake), monthly (lunar phase, reproductive), and seasonal (SAD syndrome) cycles. His reseach includes identifying and measuring the rhythmic aspects of alertness, motivation, performance, and napping; morning-versus evening-activity preferences and creative personality factors; daily cycles of behavioral disorders; and sleep-disruption factors, including night- and shift-work effects. His applied emphases is wellness psychology.  

Recent Publications

Brown, F. M. Adjustment and Wellbeing (in press) . New York: Prentice-Hall. Copyright date 2003.

Matchock, R. M. , & Brown, F. M. (under review Neuroscience Review). Mammalian circadian photoreception: Evidence for a redundant and broadly tuned system.

Hopkins, M. B., Brown, F. M., Borkovec, T. D. (2000). Are there diurnal rhythms of anxiety? Chronobiology International, 17 (2), 229- 31.

Brown, F. M., & LaJambe, C. M. (1997). Basic tenets for a "general resonancy theory" of life. Chronobiology International, 14, 24.

Fischer, F.M., Lieber, R. R., & Brown, F. M. (1995). Trabalho en Turnos [Shiftwork]. In Rene Mendes (Ed.)Patalogia do trabalho[Work Pathology]. ATHENEU: Sao Paulo.

Brown, F. M. (1993). Psychometric equivalence of an improved basic language morningness (BALM) scale using industrial population within comparisons, Ergonomics, 36 (1-3), 191-197.

Brown, F. M. (1988). Common 30 day multiple in gestation time of terrestrial placentals. Chronobiology International, 5 (3), 195-210.

Brown, F. M. (1982). Rhythmicity as an emerging variable for psychology. In Brown, F. J., & Graeber, R. C. (Eds.), Rhythmic aspects of behavior (pp. 1-38). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.

Brown, F. M., & Graeber, R. C. (Eds.) (1982). Rhythmic aspects of behavior. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.

Brown, F. M. (1974). 27 hour day effects on reproduction and circadian activity period in rats. In Scheving, L. E., Halberg, F., & Pauly, J. E. (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Society for the Study of Biological Rhythms, Little Rock (pp. 466 471). Tokyo: Igaku Shoin, Ltd.

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