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Cortney Evans Stout

Associate Professor
Family Life

2079 JFSB
Provo, UT 84606


Dr. Evans-Stout's expertise is in temperament and socio-emotional behavior in infancy and early childhood. After earning her PhD in 2008, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania and then completed two visiting professorships at BYU and Westminster College respectively before accepting a professorship at BYU-Idaho where she earned CFS. She joined the SFL faculty at BYU in 2022 as the Integrative Writing Coordinator.

Research Interests

Dr. Evans-Stout's research interests include examining the biological underpinnings of social behavior in infancy and early-childhood. Specifically, she utilizes observational, physiological, and survey methodologies to examine how temperamentally-based sensory reactivity affects children's behaviors with peers. She further seeks to understand how aspects of temperament, like sensory reactivity, are influenced by the parenting environment.

Teaching Interests

SFL 315: Effective Writing and Presenting
SFL 210: Introduction to Child and Human Development
SFL 331: Infancy in the Family
SFL 351: Socialization across Childhood

Courses Taught