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We are committed to training students at all levels, from high school students who intern with us through post-doctoral students seeking to gain additional skills after receiving their doctoral degree. The department serves more undergraduate majors (roughly 1,300) than any other department in the university, as well as a strong cadre of graduate students (roughly 250) who participate in one of ou

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Interested in applying to graduate schools overseas? Come learn more! Grad School Abroad Panel Event: October 30th, 4:30pm


Exams will be here before you know it! Be sure to make an appointment with a tutor for any necessary assistance. View available hours and sections here:

Honors in the Major 10/26/2023

Don't forget! Applications for the Psychology Honors program are due on Friday, October 27th! Learn more and apply here:

Honors in the Major What Is the Honors Program? The Honors program is designed for highly motivated and exceptional Psychology majors who are considering...

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Would you like to pursue an online Master's program and advance your studies in Psychology? If your answer is yes, we invite you to attend our Virtual Open House on November 8th, to get more information about GMU's fully online Master of Professional Studies in Applied I-O Psychology program!

✅️ To register, follow this link >>

CHSS Grad School Series 10/25/2023

Considering a graduate degree? Discover the reasons, methods, and feasibility of attending graduate school through CHSS' Grad School Series! Save the date for the first event on October 30th. View all details and dates here >>

Don't miss out! 📚🎓

CHSS Grad School Series Each fall, CHSS and University Career Services hosts CHSS Grad School Series - presentations and panels to help you explore your opportunities in...


Graduates ‼ Happening tomorrow!

Coming up on October 26 is Mason’s Graduate Student Career Fair featuring employers seeking candidates to fill roles requiring advanced degrees. If you’re a master’s or doctoral student pursuing a non-academic career path, this event is for you! Get more details and check out the list of participating employers at

Welcome to the Fall 2023 edition of the Psychology Psignature! 10/24/2023

Check out our Fall Newsletter for 2023! Get the latest updates, news, and highlights from our department!

Welcome to the Fall 2023 edition of the Psychology Psignature! As autumn leaves embellish our campus, we're thrilled to welcome back an increasing number of students. This fall, the university has...

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Tomorrow's ADP Colloquium Lecture features our very own, Dr. Leah Adams, clinical professor. Join her at 12:00 p.m. in David King Hall 2053 as she discusses "Disability, Identity, & Rehabilitation Psychology."


The Honors program application deadline is due on Oct 27th. Enhance your academic experience and stand out among your peers, gain access to a community of driven and high-achieving students, and have the chance to engage in unique research opportunities! >

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Thinking about applying to graduate school (Master's, Ph.D., or Psy.D.) in psychology? Come join us for an information session led by Dr. Brielmaier, our honors program director. She will share lots of useful information for preparing and applying to programs, and we will have plenty of time to answer any questions you have!

Monday, October 23, 3:00-4:00pm - Johnson Center, Gold Room
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Join our Students in Neuroscience's learning lecture today at 4 p.m.! PhD student, Chloe Mondok who is studying time perception through rhythm and beat perception, will discuss the "Evidence of Entrainment in a Temp Matching Task. Food and refreshments will be provided! Don't miss out!

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✨ Friendly reminder! Make sure to clear any holds on your account before Spring 2024 registration! Failure to do so will prevent you from enrolling in classes. Check for any holds on PatriotWeb! Know your registration date and ticket time 👉

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Have you heard about the Writing Center's thesis/dissertation consultation appointments? You can make use of these appointments at any stage of your writing process. They can help you improve your writing skills and provide valuable feedback to make your thesis/dissertation stronger. Don't hesitate to take advantage of this great resource! Make an appointment here 👉

Academic Advising 10/19/2023

Advising appointments are beginning to fill up quickly! If you need to speak with someone about your spring 2024 class, don't wait! Schedule an appointment today! 👉

Academic Advising Advising appointments are available online and in-person for Fall 2023! Please email [email protected] if you have a question, or join the...


Graduates, mark your calendars! ✨🎓

Coming up on October 26 is Mason’s Graduate Student Career Fair featuring employers seeking candidates to fill roles requiring advanced degrees. If you’re a master’s or doctoral student pursuing a non-academic career path, this event is for you! Get more details and check out the list of participating employers at

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Mason's Center for Mental Community Health has re-branded! ✨ Remember, if you need immediate support, give the Emotional Support Line a call. Volunteers are ready to assist with evidence-informed solutions for acute issues and offer screenings for more intensive treatment. 📞 Learn more >>


Today's colloquium lecture will feature Dr. Amy Madiga, an ADP alumnus, from the Administration for Children and Families. She will be discussing the topic of "Bridging Research and Policy in the Administration for Children and Families" at 12 p.m. in David King Hall, 2053! 📚💚


Congratulations Dr. Keith Renshaw!


Keith D. Renshaw is a professor and the chair of the Psychology Department, and director of the Military, Veterans, and Families Initiative at George Mason
University. He was a faculty member at the University of Utah from 2005 to 2009 before moving to Mason. At Mason, he was promoted to associate professor in 2013 and to professor in 2019.

Renshaw has conducted research on the interpersonal context of anxiety, stress, and trauma; the experiences of veterans and families; and, more recently, the dissemination of culturally responsive, evidence-based practices and scalable mental health solutions. He has received more than $3 million in extramural funding, published more than 90 peer-reviewed articles, and given more than 150 conference presentations.

He was named a fellow of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies in 2021. He has also won multiple teaching and mentorship awards, including Mason’s Teaching Excellence Award (2015) and the Distinguished Mentor Award from the American Psychological Association’s Society for Military Psychology (2021). Renshaw has also been highly active in service and leadership at Mason, receiving the David W. Rossell Quill Award in 2019. He served as Faculty Senate chair and faculty representative to the university’s Board of Visitors from 2016 to 2019. He has also served in a leadership role on a number of university task forces and work groups.

In 2020, Renshaw led the creation of Mason’s Military, Veterans, and Families Initiative. As director of the initiative, he is overseeing the formation of community partnerships, development of new programs, and fundraising efforts.

He will be celebrated, along with the other 2023 awardees at Celebration of Distinction, this Friday at Hilton McLean Tysons Corner.

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Steven Zhou, an I-O graduate student, has been honored with the 2023 Dissertation Research Awad from the American Psychological Association (APA) in recognition of his outstanding research on "The Negative Effects of Shared Leadership". CONGRATULATIONS! 🎉🎉(


Tomorrow! Join us from 4-6pm in SUB 1 Room 3A for an afternoon of self-reflection, wellness, and painting during our Mason Mingle Well-Being event for BIPOC Well-Being Week. 🎨

➡️ Click the link in our bio to learn more & register on Mason360!


Tomorrow at 1:30, Dr. Devon Proudfoot, Assistant Professor at Cornell University, will give a lecture on The Social Context of Creativity Evaluation as part of our I-O Learning series. Don't miss out!

Zoom Link 🔗

2023 CAHMP Social – Oct 13 10/13/2023

Join in today at 12:30 to hear Dr. Eileen Roesler talk about the impact of recent technological advancements on the relationship between humans and decision-support systems. She will address challenges, questions regarding trust and responsibility, and more! Registration and details below 👇

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Join us for an in-person presentation featuring Danny Oppenheimer (CMU), who will be visiting the Department of Psychology tomorrow to discuss "Decision Science in the Era of Augmented Cognition." Everyone within the university community is encouraged to join!

Event Details:

📆 Date and Time: Friday, October 13, 2023, starting at 11 am
📌 Location: David King Hall, Room 2053


Are you planning on attending the Graduate Student Career Fair on October 26? Unsure of how to best present yourself at the fair or other networking events? This IN-PERSON workshop on October 19th from 2:30-4pm, in Johnson Center, Room C, will allow you to learn the best practices when it comes to preparing for how to present yourself and connect with employers at any professional networking event. You will hear from University Career Services and an employer about not only what you need to do to succeed at these events, but also what an employer will expect to see and hear at a fair. Come prepared to ask questions, practice your pitch, and get prepared for the Graduate Student Career Fair.

Register via the link in our bio!💛💚💼

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Our peer tutors are available to assist you with any questions you may have about your coursework! If you are seeking help with your studies, we have a variety of walk-in hours this week for your convenience. Check out our tutors' availability here >>

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Registration is right around the corner! Mark your calendars and speak with your advisors to ensure you are on the right track. It's never too early to plan ahead!


, join us for games, prizes, resources, giveaways, and more at the IMALIVE Fair tomorrow - Wed. Oct. 11 - from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., SUB 1 Quad (or Dewberry Hall in case of rain)!

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Are you interested in an online Master’s program? Do you want to further your studies in Psychology? If so, please join us at our Virtual Open House on November 8 to learn more about GMU’s fully online Master of Professional Studies in Applied I-O Psychology program!

✅️ To register, follow this link >>

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🌍 Today is , a day to raise awareness and show support for mental health issues worldwide and promote well-being for all. Remember to always reach out, lend an ear, and support those around you. Mental health is just as important as physical health! 💚

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The IMALIVE Mental Health Fair is next week!

🕙 Date & Time: October 11, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
📍 Location: Sub 1 Quad

This 4-hour event is all about mental health awareness and su***de prevention. Expect games, prizes, resources, and giveaways. 💚

Want to volunteer? Scan the QR code on the flyer attached to sign up or click here >>

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Join our Students in Neuroscience event happening today at 4 p.m.! Samuel Neff will discuss "The Effects of Visual and Auditory Modalities on Vehicle Speed and Time-to-arrive Estimations". Refreshments will be provided!


Mason Nation Thriving Together 5K and 1-mile walk/run is back! Whether you are an avid runner 🏃‍♀️ or an around the park walker 🚶‍♂️, come join us on Saturday, October 14th in getting together as a community. 🤝❤️

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Looking for help with your psychology studies? See our tutor's availability and the courses they can help you with!


The spring 2024 calendar is out TODAY, under "view only." This means that the time has come to begin preparing for what courses you will take in the spring semester. Make an appointment with your INTS advisor NOW to ensure your advising spot!

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Tune in to our virtual learning lecture! Today Dr. Michael Braun, Assistant Professor from DePaul University, will discuss the "Myths and Realities of Cimpitatinonal Modeling"!

📆 Tuesday, Oct 3rd
⌚ 1:30 p.m.
🎥 Zoom:


Ever mixed up guilt and shame? Discover the science behind these emotions on
American Psychological Association's (APA) podcast. Tune in as our psychology professor, Dr. June Tangney, explains how they influence our behavior and mental well-being. Listen here >>

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