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Back-to-School Anxiety: Coping With Uncertainty

Back-to-School Anxiety: Coping With Uncertainty

Parents are struggling to work and oversee their children at the same time. Teachers are being asked to do the near-impossible by maintaining online and in-person teaching concurrently while preserving their own health and that of their families.

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Dalal & Kaplan studying adaptive interventions for emotion regulation in the workplace

Dalal & Kaplan studying adaptive interventions for emotion regulation in the workplace

Reeshad Dalal, Professor, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and Seth Kaplan, Professor, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, are conducting two studies in which participants will repeatedly be randomly (re-)assigned to different cognitively focused emotion reappraisal interventions or to no intervention (control condition) over the course of several work weeks.

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COVID-19’s impact felt by researchers

COVID-19’s impact felt by researchers

“Despite [finding out that I was] pregnant before the lockdowns, I had planned to begin data collection for my new study involving eye-tracking, requiring in-person sessions,” says Candice Stanfield-Wiswell, MA, a doctoral student at George Mason University.

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These Are the Fights It’s 100% OK to Let Your Kids Win

These Are the Fights It’s 100% OK to Let Your Kids Win

“Parents should remember that it is not about exerting control over your children but helping them grow and learn,” says Dr. Robyn Mehlenbeck, a child and adolescent psychologist and director of the George Mason University Center for Psychological Services. “Children need rules, boundaries, and appropriate consequences. Allowing children to make choices is critical to healthy development, and parents can help by providing options.”

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Hiring the visually-impaired brings more diversity to the workplace

Hiring the visually-impaired brings more diversity to the workplace

“Companies with a wider pool of talent and an inclusive culture can reap the rewards of authentic employees sharing broader perspectives," says Dr. Afra Ahmad, director of the master of professional studies in applied industrial and organizational psychology program at George Mason University. “That can lead to greater innovation and better decision making for products and services.”

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