Fallon Rachael Goodman

Fallon Rachael Goodman

Fallon Rachael Goodman
Assistant Professor


Office: PCD 4121
Phone: 813/974-8496



2018-2019   Harvard Medical School/ McLean Hospital
                   Clinical Internship in Psychology

2019            George Mason University
                    Ph.D., Clinical Psychology (Advanced Quantitative Track)

2014           George Mason University
                   M.A., Psychology

2012           University of Maryland
                   B.S., Psychology; B.S., Family Science
                   Summa Cum Laude honors


Intro to Psychology. Graduate student practicum


The goal of my research program is to better understand how mental illness intersects with well-being to promote resilience and reduce risk. I use an affective science approach to meet this goal by examining patterns of emotion and emotion regulation, with a particular interest in social anxiety. My research program integrates three complementary aims: (1) create a comprehensive picture of resilience and risk for social anxiety, (2) refine conceptual and measurement models of well-being, and (3) use mobile technology to identify adaptive and maladaptive emotion regulation patterns that will inform prevention and intervention efforts.

Specialty Area


Recent Journal Articles

Goodman, F. R., Kashdan, T. B., & Imamoglu, A. (in press). Valuing emotional control in social anxiety disorder: A multi-method study of emotion beliefs and emotion regulation. Emotion.

Goodman, F. R., & Kashdan, T. B. (in press). The most important life goals of people with and without social anxiety disorder: Focusing on emotional interference and uncovering meaning in life. Journal of Positive Psychology.

Kneeland, E. T., Goodman, F. R., & Dovidio, J. F. (in press). Emotion beliefs, emotion regulation, and emotional experiences in daily life. Behavior Therapy.

Doorley, J. D., Goodman, F. R., Disabato, D. J., Kashdan, T. B., Weinstein, J. S., & Shackman, A. J. (in press). The momentary benefits of positive events for individuals with elevated social anxiety. Emotion.

Kashdan, T. B., Disabato, D. J., Goodman, F. R., & McKnight, P. E. (in press). The Five-Dimensional Curiosity Scale Revised (5DCR): Briefer subscales while separating general overt and covert social curiosity. Personality and Individual Differences.

Goodman, F. R., Kashdan, T. B., Stiksma, M. C., & Blalock, D. V. (2019). Personal strivings to understand anxiety disorders: Social anxiety as an exemplar. Clinical Psychological Science, 7, 283-301.

McHugh, R. K., & Goodman, F. R. (2019). Are substance use disorders emotional disorders?: Why heterogeneity matters for treatment. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 26, e12286.

Goodman, F. R., Disabato, D. J., & Kashdan, T. B. (2019). Integrating psychological strengths under the umbrella of personality science: Rethinking the definition, measurement, and modification of strengths. Journal of Positive Psychology, 14, 61-67.

Disabato, D. J., Goodman, F. R., & Kashdan, T. B. (2019). Is grit relevant to well-being? Evidence across the globe for separating perseverance of effort and consistency of interests. Journal of Personality, 87, 184-211.

Biswas-Diener, R., Kushlev, K., Su, R., Goodman, F. R., Kashdan, T. B., & Diener, E. (2019). Assessing and Understanding hospitality: A brief hospitality scale. International Journal of Wellbeing, 9, 14-26.

Goodman, F. R., Stiksma, M. C., & Kashdan, T. B. (2018). Social anxiety and the quality of everyday social interactions: The moderating influence of alcohol consumption. Behavior Therapy, 49, 373-387.

Goodman, F. R., Disabato, D. J., Kashdan, T. B., & Kaufman, S. B. (2018). Measuring well-being: A comparison of subjective well-being and PERMA. Journal of Positive Psychology, 13, 321-332.

Kashdan, T. B., Goodman, F. R., Stiksma, M. C., Milius, C. R., & McKnight, P. E. (2018). Sexuality leads to boosts in mood and meaning in life with no evidence for the reverse direction: A daily diary investigation, Emotion, 18, 563-576.

Goodman, F. R., Disabato, D. J., Kashdan, T. B., & Machell, K. A. (2017). Personality strengths as resilience: A one-year multiwave study. Journal of Personality, 85, 423-434.

Disabato, D. J., Goodman, F. R., Kashdan, T. B., Short, J. L., & Jarden, A. (2016). Different types of well-being? A cross-cultural examination of hedonic and eudaimonic well-being. Psychological Assessment, 28, 471-482.

Honors and Award

2019         Alies Muskin Career Development Leadership Program Award, Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA)

2018         Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Scholarship

2017         Diversity Award, Society for Personality and Social Psychology

2017         Research Fellow, Summer Institute in Social and Personality Psychology

2016         Dean’s Challenge Award for Excellence in Research and Service, George Mason University

2016         F31 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA)