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Pressure for Athletic Success Can Lead to Stress

Pressure for Athletic Success Can Lead to Stress

Specializing in one sport puts a child at risk for anxiety and depression suggests Jerome Short, PhD, professor of psychology at George Mason University. “Specialization leads to more of one's identity and self-worth coming from successful performance in a single sport,” he said. “Perceived threats and worries increase if we are not accomplishing our goals and having fun playing sports. We may feel helpless and hopeless about improving our performance.”

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When it’s Time to Downsize

When it’s Time to Downsize

Creating a sense of the familiarity of one's old home can make the transition less jarring. "We can bring items like photos and decorations that help recreate the familiar home environment," said Jerome Short, Ph.D., professor of psychology at George Mason University. "Then think about good aspects of the move for our health and safety."

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University Announces 2020 Winter Graduation

University Announces 2020 Winter Graduation

All 2020 graduates, from spring, summer, and fall, are invited to participate in George Mason University’s 2020 Winter Graduation on Thursday, December 17, at 2:00 pm, on GMU-TV. Following the ceremony, CHSS graduates are invited to join the college for its own festivities.

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Mason's new Military, Veterans, & Families Initiative & "Veterans Week"

Mason's new Military, Veterans, & Families Initiative & "Veterans Week"

For the past year, several individuals have been working to create and launch the “Military, Veterans, & Families Initiative” (MVFI) at Mason. MVFI seeks to give back to those who give to our nation by helping service members, veterans, and their families here at Mason and in the broader National Capital Region through education, direct services, workforce development, and research.

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