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Shelbie Sutherland

Banting Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Toronto

I am interested in how children reason about regularities in their world (e.g., stop signs being red, boys having short hair, cats saying meow, mommy drinking coffee).

How do children learn these regularities? What is unique about the acquisition of such information? How does children's reasoning about this information shape their beliefs about the way the world works?

How might reasoning about regularities change across development?


  • –present
    Doctoral Student in Developmental Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


  • 2013 
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Masters of Arts, Developmental Psychology