Deon Brown

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Doctoral Student

Home department:
VCU Department of Psychology

Doctoral program:
Developmental Psychology

Faculty adviser:
Fantasy Lozada, Ph.D.


I earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from Virginia Tech in 2016 and joined the developmental psychology doctoral program at VCU in 2017. I am interested in parenting and children’s emotional development, particularly in African American families, and the role race, culture, and gender may play in the process of emotion socialization. I also have interests in masculinity development and emotion expression in Black boys.