Erin Quinlivan Murdoch

Erin Quinlivan Murdoch

Erin Quinlivan Murdoch

Associate Chair

Associate Professor

Social Psychology: self-views, social construction of the self

Dr. Murdoch received her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Penn State University. She joined the psychology department at George Mason in 2014, after seven years of teaching at the University of Central Florida. Dr. Murdoch’s primary focus at GMU is the teaching of undergraduate Statistics and Research Methods. She also currently serves as the Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies and is the faculty advisor for Psi Chi. Her research interests focus on the interplay between self-views and social factors. 

Selected Publications

  • Pinel, E. C., Long, A. E., Murdoch, E. Q., & Helm, P. (2017). A prisoner of one’s own mind: Identifying and understanding existential isolation. Personality and Individual Differences, 105, 54-63.
  • Swim, J. K., Eyssell, K. M., Murdoch, E. Q., & Ferguson, M. J. (2010). Self-silencing to sexism. Journal of Social Issues, 66, 493-507.
  • Leary, M. R., Twenge, J. M., & Quinlivan, E. (2006). Interpersonal rejection as a determinant of anger and aggression. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 10, 111-132.
  • Quinlivan, E., & Leary, M. R. (2005). Women’s perceptions of their bodies: Discrepancies between self-appraisals and reflected appraisals. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 24, 1061-1085.

Courses Taught

PSYC 300: Statistics in Psychology

PSYC 301: Research Methods in Psychology

PSYC 379: Applied Cross-Cultural Psychology

PSYC 399: College to Career

PSYC 461: Psychology of COVID-19