Steven Brown
Professor, Loyola University Chicago
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Steven Brown is a Professor and the Chair of the Counseling Psychology Program at Loyola University Chicago. His research interests include Vocational Psychology and Applied Psychological Measurement. Brown’s research is primarily aimed at a primary goal of promoting occupational and educational choices among diverse persons. He developed (along with Robert W. Lent and Gail Hackett) Social Cognitive Career Theory—a theory developed to explain and predict how people develop educational and occupational interests, make educational and occupational choices, and achieve success and satisfaction in school and the work-place. Much of Brown’s current research is devoted to continued research on this theory, especially as it pertains to explaining interest, entry into, and success in STEM careers and to promoting vocational hope among adolescents. He is also interested in international applications of vocational psychology and has worked collaboratively with scholars from Italy, Iceland, France, and Switzerland to study whether measures of career indecision have the same meaning and measure the same constructs in diverse international cultures. Brown earned his Ph.D. at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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