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Thu, 06/27/2013 - 10:31am -- jxgwcs
Assistant Professor / Experimental Psychology Graduate Program Director

Ph.D., University at Albany, State University of New York

(585) 475-6773

Spring 2185
Tuesday, 11:00 am - 12:00 noon
Wednesday, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Thursday, 11:00 am – 12:00 noon

And by appointment.

Research Interests: 
Psychology of Language, Cognition & Emotion, Emotion Word Representation Within & Across Languages, Hemispheric Specialization

Professor Sutton joined the Department of Psychology in the Fall of 2012.  She teaches a variety of courses including Introduction to Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, and Research Methods.  Her research focuses on the psychology of language, cognition and emotion, emotion word representation within and across languages, and hemispheric specialization.


Sutton, T. M., & Lutz, C. (2018, August 20).  Attentional capture for emotional words and images: The importance of valence and arousal.  Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology.

Kushalnagar, P., Bruce, S., Sutton, T. M., & Leigh, I. W. (2016). Retrospective basic parent-child communication difficulties and risk of depression in Deaf adults.  Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities.
Sutton, T. M., & Altarriba, J. (2016).  Finding the positive in all of the negative: Facilitation for color-related emotion words in a negative priming paradigm.  Acta Psychologica, 170, 84-93.

Sutton, T. M., & Altarriba, J.  (2015).  Color associations to emotion and emotion-laden words: A collection of norms for stimulus construction and selection.  Behavior Research Methods, 47.

Sutton, T. M., & Altarriba, J.  (2011).  The automatic activation and perception of emotion in word processing:  Evidence from a modified dot probe paradigm.  Journal of Cognitive Psychology (formerly, European Journal of Cognitive Psychology), 23, 736-747