Thalia R. Goldstein, Ph.D.
Dr. Goldstein is Assistant Professor of Psychology at George Mason University, in the Applied Developmental Group, Department of Psychology. She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. from Boston College in Developmental Psychology under the advisement of Dr. Ellen Winner, and then completed a postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Paul Bloom at Yale University. She graduated Cum Laude (Psychology) and With Distinction (all subjects) from Cornell University and then spent several years as a professional actress and dancer in New York City. She was previously an assistant professor at Pace University. Dr. Goldstein’s work has been supported by The John Templeton Foundation, Arts Connection, a National Science Foundation Minority Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, a dissertation grant from the Esther Katz Rosen Fellowship (APF), an NSF small grant for exploratory research (SGER #0841047), and a graduate fellowship from the Department of Homeland Security. She has won awards from IGEL (Best Student Paper), SRCD (Student Travel Award) and APA (2009 Division 10 Frank X. Barron Outstanding Student Award; 2016 Daniel E. Berlyne Award for Outstanding Research by an Early Career Scholar). She is currently an Associate Editor of the APA Division 10 Journal, Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts and on the editorial boards of Empirical Studies in the Arts and Imagination, Cognition and Personality.