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Bethany Reeb-Sutherland

Title: Assistant Professor

Office: DM 201B

Phone: 305-348-4895

Email: besuther@fiu.edu

Department(s): Center for Children and Families

Education

  • Postdoctoral Training in Developmental Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
  • Ph.D. Behavioral Neuroscience, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
  • M.S. Behavioral Neuroscience, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
  • B.S. (Cum Laude), Psychology & Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Research Areas

Dr. Reeb-Sutherland’s research interests are in the development of individual differences in socio-emotional behavior and the biological and environmental factors that influence such development. Her research examines the relations between early learning and the expression of individual differences in social behaviors from infancy to early childhood. Her research has three main goals:

  1. To uncover the extent to which social stimuli influence early learning in typically developing infants
  2. To determine the neural correlates of associative learning and how individual differences in these neural correlates relate to the emergence of social behavior in typically developing infants
  3. To examine individual differences in associative learning and its neural correlates in populations that are at risk as a result of genetic or environmental factors.