Fallon Rachael Goodman

Fallon Rachael Goodman

Fallon Rachael Goodman
Assistant Professor


Office: PCD 4121
Phone: 813/974-8496



Harvard Medical School, Predoctoral Clinical Internship (2019)
George Mason University, Ph.D., Clinical Psychology; Advanced Quantitative Track (2019)
George Mason University, M.A., Psychology (2014)
University of Maryland, B.S., Psychology; B.S., Family Science; Summa Cum Laude honors (2012)


Abnormal Psychology
Introduction to Psychological Science
Clinical Practicum (Adult Anxiety and Mood Disorders)


Dr. Goodman's research examines how people manage social anxiety, key ingredients for strong social relationships, optimal ways to cope with daily emotions and stressors, and how to foster happiness and well-being.

Specialty Area


Honors and Award

2020         USF New Researcher Grant

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, Society for Personality and Social Psychology

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

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

Selected Publications

Goodman, F. R., Kelso, K. C., Wiernik, B. M., & Kashdan, T. B. (2021). Social comparisons and social anxiety in daily life: An experience-sampling approach. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 130(5), 468–489.

Goodman, F. R., Rum, R., Silva, G. M., & Kashdan, T. B. (in press). Are people with social anxiety disorder happier alone? Journal of Anxiety Disorders.

Goodman, F. R., Disabato, D. J., & Kashdan, T. B. (in press). Reflections on unspoken problems and potential solutions for the well-being juggernaut in positive psychology. Journal of Positive Psychology.

Eldesouky, L. & Goodman, F. R. (2021). What are we missing in emotion regulation science? Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 28(2), 183–185.

Goodman, F. R., Kashdan, T. B., & Imamoğlu, A. (2021). Valuing emotional control in social anxiety disorder: A multimethod study of emotion beliefs and emotion regulation. Emotion, 21(4), 842–855.

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(2), 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(2), e12286.

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(3), 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(5), 471–482.