Matthew R. Sutherland, PhD

Behavioral Scientist, Data Analyst

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Psychology

University of Southern California, 2010-2014

Concentration: Brain and Cognitive Sciences

Thesis: Emotion, Attention and Cognitive Aging

Committee: Drs. Mara Mather (Advisor), Bosco Tjan, Michael Dawson, Laurent Itti and Rand Wilcox

Awards: Multidisciplinary Research Training Grant (National Institute of Health)


Master of Arts (MA), Psychology

University of Southern California, 2008-2010

Concentration: Brain and Cognitive Sciences

Thesis: Emotional Arousal Amplifies the Selectivity of Visual Selective Attention

Committee: Drs. Mara Mather (Advisor), Michael Dawson and Laura Baker

Awards: Merit Award Fellowship (University of Southern California)


Bachelor of Arts (BA), Psychology and Philosophy

California State University, Fullerton, 2003-2008

Advisors: Drs. Iris Blandon-Gitlin and Laura Zettel-Watson

Awards: Undergraduate Research and Research Development Stipends (CSUF)


Matthew R. Sutherland, 2017-2018