Rachel Anderson

Job Title

  • Assistant Professor of Psychology
    Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences


Assistant Professor of Psychology

Started at Bethel



  • Hamline University - B.A. in Psychology, Biology, 2012
  • University of Iowa - Ph.D. in Psychology, 2018


Dr. Anderson received her bachelor's degree in Psychology and Biology from Hamline University and her Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience from the University of Iowa. Her research interests include how chronic stress and cortisol influence learning and cognition. She has recently been conducting research on how stressful experiences can turn adaptive risk taking behaviors into avoidance and anxiety phenotypes in rodent models.