Sheena McMahon

Human Factors and Behavioral Neurobiology
College of Arts & Sciences

Office Hours

COAS 401.19 M/W 9:30am-10:30am (or by appointment)

Areas of Expertise

Clinical Psychology 

Mental Health Counseling 


Abnormal Psychology 

Transpersonal Psychology 

Positive Psychology 



Interoceptive Awareness 

Thought Suppression 

Academic Success 

Sheena McMahon

I have 9 years experience in academia (psychology professor) at various colleges and universities. Previously I have been a Psychotherapist, a Neurotherapist, a Psychometrist, a Psychometrician, and the Director of Research and Operations for a mental health clinic working with various populations. Currently, I am researching the correlation between perceived stress, mindfulness, interoceptive awareness, thought suppression, and academic success. 

  • Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Integral and Transpersonal Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies
  • M.S. - Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling, Nova Southeastern University
  • B.S. - Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Florida State University
  • A.A. - Associate of Arts, Florida State University

  • PSY 365: Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY 101: Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY 350: Social Psychology

PSY101- Introduction to Psychology

PSY350- Social Psychology

PSY352- Personality: A Systems Approach 

PSY365- Abnormal Psychology

McMahon, S. (2020). For a Definition of Gratitude, in Order to Study its Correlation with Well-being and Self Transcendence. International Transpersonal Journal of Arts and Sciences14(14), 89–98. 

McMahon, S. (2020). Using Gratitude to Increase Well-Being. International Transpersonal Journal of Arts and Sciences15(15), 133-144. 

Associate Professor, Valencia College (2013-Present) 

Director of Research and Operations/Psychotherapist, The Outlook Clinic (2011-2013)

Psychotherapist, Lakeside Behavioral Healthcare (2010-2011)

Neurotherapist/Biofeedback Technician, Neurocore (2010-2011)

Psychometrician, Compass Research (2009-2010)