Prospective Students

Please feel free to email Dr. Goldstein ( to discuss how you might get involved.

Undergraduates at George Mason University 
If you are interested in obtaining research experience in social and emotional learning or developmental science, please contact Dr. Goldstein.  Mason undergraduates can participate in the lab as volunteers, for course credit, or with the OSCAR FWS program.

Summer Interns
The lab will host our paid internship again in the Summer of 2022 in Fairfax, VA. 

Masters Students
The lab is likely to take at least 2 masters students for the coming 2022-2023 academic year.  We are always looking for masters students who are interested in any combination of field-based, school-based, and laboratory work. MA students work on current research projects and are welcome to bring their own research ideas and studies into the lab.  

Doctoral Students
The lab is planning on taking one Ph.D. level student for 2022-2023 academic year. We are interested in students who want to investigate questions in social and emotional intervention, learning, and imaginative/ theatrical experiences. Previous experience in a variety of settings (schools, laboratory experiments), methodological techniques (qualitative, GLM, HLM) and ages are particularly welcome. Please feel free to contact Dr. Goldstein if you’d like to arrange for a meeting in advance of your application, typically in the spring semester of the year before.