Miranda Beltzer

Eric M. Heiner Jefferson Fellow
Scarsdale, New York
B.A. Harvard University (2013)
M.A. University of Virginia (2017)
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences


Miranda Beltzer is is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Psychology at the University of Virginia where she is conducting research in dynamic social reinforcement learning processes in social anxiety disorder, and how these relate to real-life emotion regulation strategy choices and the effects of cognitive bias modification on these biases. She also studies large-scale correlates of implicit and explicit stigma about mental illness across the U.S. Miranda received her B.A. in psychology from Harvard University and her M.A. in clinical psychology from U.Va.

Thesis Description:

Understanding social reinforcement learning biases in social anxiety disorder: Ties to emotion regulation and modifiability through training

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