Amber G Shriver

Amber G Shriver

Amber G Shriver

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Applied Developmental Psychology: Relationship between Executive Functioning and Weight Management in Early Childhood; Educational Trajectories of Children with Emotional Disability (ED)

My name is Amber Shriver and I am a fifth year PhD student in the Applied Developmental Psychology program at George Mason University.  I hold a Bachelors of the Sciences degree in Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park; a Master's degree in Special Education from George Mason University; and a Master's degree in Applied Developmental Psychology from George Mason University.  My research focuses on the relationships between executive functioning, socio-economic status, language, bilingualism, acculturation, parenting stress, and weight management; as well as the educational trajectories of students labeled as having an Emotional Disability (ED) in the public school system. I am also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

Selected Publications

  • Bock, A., Cartwright, K., Gonzalez, C., O'Brien, S., Robinson, M. F., Schmerold, K., Shriver, A., & Pasnak, R. (2015). The role of cognitive flexibility in pattern understanding. Journal of Education and Human Development.
  • Bowles, S. V., Pollock, L. D., Moore, M., Wadsworth, S. M., Cato, C., Dekle, J. W., Meyer, S. W., Shriver, A., et. al. (2015). Total force fitness: The military family fitness model. Military Medicine.

Courses Taught

  • Principles of Learning Laboratory (junior\senior level laboratory class)
  • Developmental Psychology (freshman\sophomore level lecture)
  • Research Methods laboratory (junior\senior level laboratory class)
  • Behavioral Disorders in Childhood (junior\senior level lecture)
  • Psychology of Aging (junior\senior level lecture)
  • Introduction to Psychology (freshman\sophomore level online lecture)
  • Behavior Modification (junior\senior level lecture)
  • Physiological Psychology (junior\senior level lecture)
  • Psychology of Gender (junior\senior level online lecture)
  • Physiological Psychology (junior\senior level online lecture)


BS in Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park, May 2013

MEd in Special Education, George Mason University, August 2015

MA in Applied Developmental Psychology, George Mason University, May 2016