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Maintaining Peace on Earth (and at Home)

Maintaining Peace on Earth (and at Home)

Returning to normalcy as often as possible can preserve a family’s well being during the holiday season, suggests Jerome Short, Ph.D., professor of psychology at George Mason University. “Maintain household routines leading up to holiday events, such as regular meal, play, and bed times for children,” he said. “Plenty of sleep, including naps, helps children with their attention spans, mood regulation, and self-control of their behaviors,”

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When Thankfulness Can Hurt Us

When Thankfulness Can Hurt Us

In his 11 years of research on gratitude, Kashdan and others have found overwhelming support for its benefits. Among them are findings that gratitude boosts happiness, reduces anxiety and depression, and makes us healthier by strengthening the immune system and encouraging better self-care. It’s even been shown to improve sleep and strengthen relationships.

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New grant to investigate an Alternative Licensure Program

New grant to investigate an Alternative Licensure Program

Tim Curby, Applied Developmental Psychology associate professor, is part of a team of researchers and teacher preparation professionals (PI: Main) who secured five years of funding from the US Department of Education to implement and evaluate an Alternative Licensure Program.

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Dr. Keith Renshaw wins the David W. Rossell Quill Award

Dr. Keith Renshaw wins the David W. Rossell Quill Award

This award recognizes individuals whose efforts exemplify the leadership and dedication of David W. Rossell, who retired from George Mason University in 2007 with over 20 years of loyal service. His devotion to the Mason community focused on leadership, teaching and fulfilling Mason’s mission.

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HFAC Alum's Ted Talk: The Brain Benefits of Deep Sleep and How to Get More

HFAC Alum's Ted Talk: The Brain Benefits of Deep Sleep and How to Get More

Dr. Daniel Gartenberg, HFAC alum is working on tech that stimulates deep sleep, the most regenerative stage which (among other wonderful things) might help us consolidate our memories and form our personalities. Find out more about how playing sounds that mirror brain waves during this stage might lead to deeper sleep -- and its potential benefits on our health, memory and ability to learn.

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