The Writers

"For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, but lose his own soul" -Mark 8:36

“For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, but lose his own soul” -Mark 8:36

Thompson Imasogie is a senior psychology major from Houston Texas and is one of the founders of the GMU Undergraduate Psych Blog. During his time at Mason Thompson has been a member of the nationally ranked GMU Forensics Team, President of GMU’s African Student Association, and the 2011 Mr.Black George Mason. His hobbies include playing basketball, community service, playing video games, and spending time with friends and love ones. Thompson is currently the Historian of the Iota Alpha Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc where in 2012 he was awarded 1st place in the Eastern Region Oratorical Skills Competition. In the future Thompson plans on attending graduate school to pursue a Ph.D in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and later become a consultant.

Pierre Durant

“We are music makers, and we the dreamers of dreams” -Arthur O’Shaughnessy

Pierre Durant is a senior, Psychology major from Virginia Beach, Virginia who expects to receive his Bachelor of Science degree from George Mason University in December of 2013. As one of the founding members of the Psychology Blog, he also is involved in many other extra-curricular activities such as G.E.N.T. Men, Peer Mediation Partners and the LEAD Team. He is also a Desk Assistant for the Office of Housing and Residence Life and a Peer Advisor through the Transition Resource Center. Pierre helped form this blog alongside Thompson Imasogie to better impact the George Mason campus through writing and creative expression. He seeks to use writing as a tool for influence, education and change. He also seeks to acquire a Graduate Degree in Counseling for Adolescents and Families in the near future.

Montrel Tennessee ..

Montrel Tennesse is a senior Psychology major with minor in Criminology Law in Society. He is the president of G.E.N.T Men which is a minority male academic organization. Montrel is also a Leadership Consultant in the Office of Leadership Education and Development Office. Montrel hopes to go off to graduate school to study Forensic Psychology and apply his studies to limiting criminal characteristics in youth.

“Introspection is an arduous, yet rewarding task; it leads to genuine love and acceptance of one’s self, which in turn opens the door for deeper connections with others.”       -Christi  Sabin

Christi Sabin is a junior here at Mason and a psychology major who plans on minoring in Womens and Gender studies with a focus on the LGBT community. Christi has a special interest in depressive and anxiety disorders, and also the link between these disorders and the issue of suicide. She currently volunteers with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) whenever possible. Christi also has a particular interest in alternative modalities for treating such disorders, including various forms of energy psychology, which she learned about by attending workshops and conferences with the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP), as well as other techniques, such as mindfulness and meditation. Christi is a creative person who enjoys photography, jewelry-making, and scrapbooking. Christi also loves to travel and experience new things along with being outdoors in nature. She also enjoys dancing, particularly belly-dancing, and her current goal is to learn Tribal Fusion style belly-dancing.


“I’ve got nothing to do today but smile.” -Simon and Garfunkel

Miranda is a junior majoring in psychology and planning on minoring in criminology. She has a specific interest in the field of forensic psychology. She is the president of the Israel Student Association at GMU. In her free time, she writes songs and sings.

Fransesco Yepez

“The revolution that will change the world will ultimately be a personal one” -Marianne Williamson

Francesco Yepez-Coello is a psychology major in his junior year. His dream is to become a clinical psychologist and open his own clinic. He has a lot of experience working with children in the educational setting and in the laboratory doing research, so his background gives a unique insight to the discovery of the human mind for undergrads. Francesco loves to learn, and loves to write. Most of all, he loves to teach. In doing so, he wants to share his knowledge of psychology with you, and hopefully what he has to say will improve the quality of your life, at least a little bit!


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