Aaron VanAndel

Aaron VanAndel is a senior psychology major and University Scholar at George Mason. During the course of his collegiate career he has worked in a small psychological analysis unit within the Department of Justice, during which time he focused on a wide range of psychological, sociological, anthropological and cross-cultural research designed to facilitate effective interview techniques across different cultures. Aaron spent five months overseas studying at the University of Malta in Msida, Malta, during which time he studied foreign language and psychology and travelled across Italy, Spain, Morocco and the Netherlands. Aaron is currently working through the psychology department’s Arch Lab to examine the effects of trait neuroticism upon emotionally-charged task performance. Aaron’s research with the SOFALab has consisted of examining social reactions within the medical community on issues of climate change, and combining artistic expression with scientific analysis in portraying the results of socially-salient research.