Psychology

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

All Faculty

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  • Susan Bachus

    Susan Bachus

    Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience

  • Carryl Baldwin

    Carryl Baldwin

    Associate Professor

    Human Factors/Applied Cognition: Transportation and Auditory research

  • Hideko Hamada Bassett

    Hideko Hamada Bassett

    Assistant Professor

    Applied Developmental Psychology

  • Marjorie Battaglia

    Marjorie Battaglia

    Associate Professor

    Applied Developmental Psychology: Adult and elderly development

  • Nicole Beadles

    Nicole Beadles

    Director, School Psychology Program

    School Psychology

  • Avrama Kim  Blackwell

    Avrama Kim Blackwell

    Professor,
    Director of the PhD Program, Neuroscience Program

    Department of Molecular Neuroscience: Computational and experimental approaches to the biophysical and biochemical mechanisms of long term memory storage, understanding the cellular and molecular events underlying the discrimination of spatio-temporal patterns by neurons

  • Deborah A. Boehm-Davis

    Deborah A. Boehm-Davis

    University Professor
    Dean

    How human performance is helped or hindered by the design of tools that help us accomplish everyday tasks.

  • Louis C Buffardi

    Louis C Buffardi

    Associate Professor

    Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Work and family issues, human error, individual differences.

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  • Lauren B Cattaneo

    Lauren B Cattaneo

    Associate Professor

    Intimate partner violence, client-centered services, empowerment

  • Tara  Chaplin

    Tara Chaplin

    Assistant Professor

    Clinical Psychology: Emotion regulation and the development of psychopathology and substance use in adolescence; Parent-focused interventions; Bio-psycho-social models of emotion

  • Linda Doss Chrosniak

    Linda Doss Chrosniak

    Associate Professor

    Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience: learning and memory processes in both humans and animals

  • Dean Cisler

    Dean Cisler

    Adjunct Faculty

    Human Factors/Applied Cognition

  • Jose M Cortina

    Jose M Cortina

    Professor

    Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Meta-analysis, structural equation modeling, and significance testing, as well as predictors and outcomes of emotions in the workplace.

  • Timothy W Curby

    Timothy W Curby

    Associate Professor

    Applied Developmental Psychology: Classrooms as a context for student learning and development; Teacher-student interactions; Classroom quality and variability; Social-emotional teaching, Fine motor skills; Quantitative Methods.

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  • Reeshad S Dalal

    Reeshad S Dalal

    Associate Professor, Department
    Chair

    Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Examining individual differences in decision-making competence, dynamic performance appraisal (e.g., the impact of instability, such as peaks and troughs, in an employee's job performance), and the impact of situational "strength" on motivational constructs such as goals, implementation intentions, and mood.

  • Doris Bitler Davis

    Doris Bitler Davis

    Associate Professor

    Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience: Animal learning and behavior, comparative cognition, the teaching of psychology

  • Sarah D'Elia

    Sarah D'Elia

    Adjunct Faculty
  • Susanne A Denham

    Susanne A Denham

    University Professor

    Applied Developmental Psychology: Social and emotional development of children

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  • Christianne Lee Esposito-Smythers

    Christianne Lee Esposito-Smythers

    Associate Professor

    Clinical Psychology: adolescent suicide, adolescent depression, adolescent substance abuse, development of cognitive behavioral prevention and intervention programs for adolescent mental health problems

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  • Sarah Fischer

    Sarah Fischer

    Assistant Professor

    Clinical Psychology: personality traits and psychosocial factors influencing the co-morbidity and maintenance of addictive behavior patterns

  • Jane M Flinn

    Jane M Flinn

    Associate Professor

    Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience: The role of metals in learning, including fear conditioning and Alzheimer's disease.

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  • Katy "Marinka" Gadzichowski

    Katy "Marinka" Gadzichowski

    Assistant Professor
  • Caren Goldberg

    Caren Goldberg

    Assistant Professor
  • Pamela M. Greenwood

    Pamela M. Greenwood

    Associate Professor

    Human Factors/Applied Cognition: The genetic modulation of cognitive and brain change across the adult lifespan by measuring effects of neurotransmission and neurotrophic SNPs, including the Alzheimer susceptibility gene APOE. This also includes the role of cognitive training to heighten everyday functioning.

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  • Mark E. Hastings

    Mark E. Hastings

    Research Instructor

    Clinical Psychology: Forensic psychology, forensic evaluation, assessment and treatment of sexual offenders, psychopathy, risk assessment, etiology of criminal behavior and associated disorders.

  • Kristin Hockensmith

    Kristin Hockensmith

    Adjunct Faculty
  • Stella Hongola

    Stella Hongola

    Adjunct Faculty
  • Michael E Hurley

    Michael E Hurley

    Associate Professor
    Undergraduate Academic Advisor
  • Marilou Hyson

    Marilou Hyson

    Adjunct Faculty

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  • Seth Kaplan

    Seth Kaplan

    Associate Professor

    Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Employee well-being; Emotions at work; Job attitudes; personality; Individual and team performance in crises and extreme environments; flexible work arrangements; telework; metaperceptions; measurement and statistical issues

  • Todd B. Kashdan

    Todd B. Kashdan

    Professor

    Clinical Psychology: Anxiety, positive emotions, purpose in life, how personal strengths operate in everyday life, social relationships, and how to foster and sustain happiness and meaning in life.

  • William Kennedy

    William Kennedy

    Assistant Professor
  • Eden B King

    Eden B King

    Associate Professor

    Dealing with and preventing discrimination in the workplace.

  • Frank Krueger

    Frank Krueger

    Assistant Professor | Co-Director, Center for the Study of Neuroeconomics | Chief, Social Cognition and Interaction Laboratory

    Molecular Neuroscience Department/ Department of Psychology: Social Cognition, Social Cognitive Neuroscience, Neuroeconomics

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  • Sandra Llera

    Sandra Llera

    Adjunct Faculty

    The emotional sequelae of chronic worry in generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)

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  • James E Maddux

    James E Maddux

    Emeritus Faculty

    Clinical Psychology: My major scholarly interest is the interface of social, clinical, and health psychology, which is concerned with the ways that theory and research from social psychology can help us understand psychological adjustment, psychological disorders, and health-related behavior. I am retired from my fulltime teaching position at George Mason University and therefore will no longer be accepting new doctoral students.

  • Craig McDonald

    Craig McDonald

    Associate Professor

    Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience: Executive functioning, feature-based attention and reflexive attentional orienting.

  • Patrick E McKnight

    Patrick E McKnight

    Associate Professor

    Human Factors/Applied Cognition: Research methods and data analysis with a particular interest in measurement.

  • Robyn Mehlenbeck

    Robyn Mehlenbeck

    Director- GMU Center for Psychological Services

    Clinical Psychology

  • Erin Q Murdoch

    Erin Q Murdoch

    Assistant Professor

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  • James L Olds

    James L Olds

    Director and Chief Academic Unit Officer, Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study; Chair, Department of Molecular Neuroscience; The Shelley Krasnow University Professor of Molecular Neuroscience

    Role of signal transduction in memory storage

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  • Raja Parasuraman

    Raja Parasuraman

    University Professor
    Director, Center of Excellence in Neuroergonomics, Technology, and Cognition
    Director of the PhD Program, Human Factors and Applied Cognition

    Human Factors/Applied Cognition: Neuroergonomics, Human-Automation interaction, and Molecular genetics of cognition

  • Fariba Parsa

    Fariba Parsa

    Assistant Professor
  • Robert Pasnak

    Robert Pasnak

    Professor

    Applied Developmental Psychology: Children and life span development- particularly helping children who lag in cognitive development catch up to their peers.

  • Matthew S. Peterson

    Matthew S. Peterson

    Associate Professor
    Director of the MA Program, Human Factors and Applied Cognition

    Human Factors/Applied Cognition: Visual attention, eye movements, working memory, attentional control, aging, brain plasticity, and cognitive training

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  • Keith D Renshaw

    Keith D Renshaw

    Associate Professor

    Clinical Psychology: Anxiety, stress/trauma reactions, and interpersonal relationships, with a particular focus on romantic relationships in which one partner has experienced a traumatic event.

  • John H Riskind

    John H Riskind

    Professor

    Clinical Psychology: Cognitive-behavioral research, treatment, and theory of anxiety, mood, and related disorders.

  • Johannes Rojahn

    Johannes Rojahn

    Professor

    Applied Developmental Psychology: Intellectual and developmental disabilities, especially [1] challenging behaviors and other forms of psychopathology (epidemiology, assessment, applied behavior analysis) and [2] socio-emotional development and social adaptation.

  • Ellen Rowe

    Ellen Rowe

    Associate Professor

    School Psychology: Areas of assessment and measurement with children.

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  • Alexei V Samsonovich

    Alexei V Samsonovich

    Assistant Professor
  • James F Sanford

    James F Sanford

    Associate Professor

    Human Factors/Applied Cognition

  • Mary Schumann

    Mary Schumann

    Adjunct Faculty
  • Brett E Scofield

    Brett E Scofield

    Adjunct Faculty

    Substance abuse in college students, treatment approaches that address depression, anxiety, and substance abuse, and the effectiveness of services offered at university-based counseling centers.

  • Tyler H. Shaw

    Tyler H. Shaw

    Assistant Professor

    Human Factors/Applied Cognition: Vigilance or sustained attention, and automation and team performance.

  • Eric B Shiraev

    Eric B Shiraev

    Adjunct Faculty
  • Jerome Short

    Jerome Short

    Associate Professor

    Clinical Psychology: developing and evaluating mental health promotion programs for college students and older adults; social support; substance abuse prevention; and mental health policy

  • Robert F Smith

    Robert F Smith

    Professor

    Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience: The effects of adolescent drug consumption, especially nicotine.

  • Julie A Steinke

    Julie A Steinke

    Postdoctoral Fellows
  • Maren Strenziok

    Maren Strenziok

    Postdoctoral Fellows

    Human Factors/Applied Cognition: Neuroanatomical changes associated with video game training in older adults

  • Jeffrey B Stuewig

    Jeffrey B Stuewig

    Associate Professor

    Clinical Psychology: Developmental psychopathology, the moral emotions of shame and guilt, family violence, evaluation, and more generally centering around the topic of risk and antisocial behavior.

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  • June P Tangney

    June P Tangney

    University Professor

    Clinical Psychology: * Moral emotions (e.g., shame, guilt, empathy) * Values and virtues (e.g., humility, forgiveness, self-compassion) * Self control generally, and emotion regulation specifically * Borderline Personality Disorder * Brief interventions for jail inmates * Motivational Interviewing * Mindfulness-based Interventions * Values Affirmations * Restorative Justice-themed Interventions * Reducing Substance Misuse * Reducing HIV risk behavior

  • Lois E Tetrick

    Lois E Tetrick

    University Professor

    Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Occupational health psychology including stress, work-family, and safety; the employee-organization relationship including psychological contracts, social exchange theory, and the norm of reciprocity; organizational climate and culture; innovation and creativity; positive aging and retirement transitions; cross-cultural aspects of industrial organizational psychology.

  • Dawna M Thompson

    Dawna M Thompson

    Assistant Professor

    School Psychology

  • James C Thompson

    James C Thompson

    Associate Professor

    Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience: Examining how we recognize human movement and make sense of other peoples' actions and how this can be applied in specialized settings such as surveillance and in conditions in which human movement recognition may be impaired.

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  • Kari J Visconti

    Kari J Visconti

    Assistant Professor

    Applied Developmental Psychology: Peer relationships and social cognition in childhood

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  • Patricia B Wanschura

    Patricia B Wanschura

    Associate Professor

    human development and statistics, with a particular  interest in children's thinking and memory strategies

  • Eva  Wiese

    Eva Wiese

    Assistant Professor

    Human Factors/Applied Cognition: Social Robotics and Embodied cognition in HCI

  • Adam Winsler

    Adam Winsler

    Professor

    Applied Developmental Psychology: Children's transition to school, development of self-regulation, private speech, Vygotskian sociocultural theory, bilingualism and early schooling for English-language learners

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  • Stephen Zaccaro

    Stephen Zaccaro

    Professor

    Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Steve has directed funded research projects in the areas of team performance, shared mental models, leader-team interfaces, leadership training and development, leader adaptability, and executive coaching.