CV

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November 2016

2 Hillhouse Avenue
Department of Psychology
Yale University
New Haven, CT 06520-8205
203-432-6451

matthew.fisher@yale.edu

Education:

ABD:             Ph.D. Psychology                   Yale University (expected 2017)
2014:           M.Phil. Psychology                  Yale University
2013:            M.S. Psychology                    Yale University
2011:            B.A. Psychology                     Biola University

Honors and Awards:

  • Yale University Part Time Acting Instructor Fellowship (2014)
  • Recipient of Yale University Graduate Fellowship (2011–Present)
  • Best Poster Finalist at the Society for Philosophy and Psychology (2013)
  • Emerson Award (Outstanding student in Psychology) (2011)
  • Epsilon Kappa Epsilon (EKE) Honor Society Inductee (2011)

Publications:

Fisher, M., Knobe, J., Strickland, B., & Keil, F.C. (2016). The influence of social interaction on intuitions of objectivity and subjectivity, Cognitive Science.

Fisher, M., & Keil, F.C. (2016). The curse of expertise: When more knowledge leads to miscalibrated explanatory insight, Cognitive Science, 40(5), 1251–1269 .

Fisher, M., & Keil, F.C. (in press). The trajectory of argumentation and its multifaceted functions. In F. Paglieri (Ed.), The Psychology of Argument: Cognitive Approaches to Argumentation and Persuasion. London: College Publications.

Fisher, M. (2015). The Internet makes you think you’re smarter than you are. Harvard Business Review. July–August 2015, 26–27.

Fisher, M., Goddu, M.K., & Keil, F.C. (2015). Searching for explanations: How the Internet inflates estimates of internal knowledge. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 144(3), 674–687.

Fisher, M., & Keil, F. C. (2014). The illusion of argument justification. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 143(1), 425–433.

Strickland, B., Fisher, M., Keil, F.C. & Knobe, J. (2014).  Syntax and intentionality: An automatic link between language and theory-of-mind. Cognition, 133, 249–261.

Strickland, B., Fisher, M., & Knobe, J. (2012). Moral structure falls out of general event structure. Psychological Inquiry, 23(2), 198–205. (Co-first author)

Strickland, B., Fisher, M., Peyroux., E., Keil, F. (2011). Syntactic biases in intentionality judgments. Proceedings of the Thirty-Third Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Cognitive Sciences Society: Boston.

Under Review:

Fisher, M., & Keil, F.C. (under revision). Decay neglect: An illusion of knowledge persistence in students.

Fisher, M. & Keil, F.C. (under review). The binary bias: A systematic distortion in the integration of information.

Fisher, M., & Keil, F.C. (under review). Arguing to win or to learn: Situational constraints prompt contrasting mindsets.

Presentations:

Fisher, M., & Keil, F.C. (2016). The binary bias. Talk given at Yale University Developmental Lunch, New Haven, CT.

Fisher, M. (2015). Not knowing and not knowing it: Consequences of incomplete knowledge. Talk given at University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.

Fisher, M., & Keil, F.C. (2015). The curse of expertise: When more knowledge leads to miscalibrated explanatory insight. Talk given at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, New York City, NY.

Fisher, M., Goddu, M.K., & Keil, F.C. (2015). Searching for explanations: How the internet inflates estimates of internal knowledge. Talk given at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, New York City, NY

Fisher, M., & Keil, F.C. (2015). The curse of expertise. Talk given at Yale University Developmental Lunch, New Haven, CT.

Fisher, M., Goddu, M.K., & Keil, F.C. (2014). Searching for explanations: Illusions of the extended mind. Poster presented at the Web Science and the Mind Conference, Montreal, Canada.

Fisher, M., Goddu, M.K., & Keil, F.C. (2014). Searching for explanations: Illusions of the extended mind. Poster presented at the John Templeton Meeting on Intellectual Humility, St. Louis, MO.

Fisher, M., Goddu, M.K., & Keil, F.C. (2014). Knowing without knowing. Talk given at Yale University Developmental Lunch, New Haven, CT.

Fisher, M., Knobe, J., Strickland, B., & Keil, F.C. (2013). The influence of social interaction on intuitions of objectivity and subjectivity. Talk given at the Moral Psychology Research Group, Providence, RI.

Fisher, M., Knobe, J., Strickland, B., & Keil, F.C. (2013). The influence of social interaction on intuitions of objectivity and subjectivity. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Providence, RI.

Fisher, M., Knobe, J., Strickland, B., & Keil, F.C. (2013). The influence of social interaction on intuitions of objectivity and subjectivity. Talk given at Yale University Cognitive Lunch, New Haven, CT.

Eltiti, S., Fisher, M., Owings, R., Kaddis, P., Kirby, A., Turner, M., Zimmerman, J., & Waller, N. (2013). Threatening stimuli not necessary for success of the modified dot probe task. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington D.C.

Fisher, M., & Keil, F.C. (2012). Modes of argument: The influence of social context. Poster presented at the biennial International Conference on Thinking, London, England.

Fisher, M., & Keil, F.C. (2012) Two modes of argumentation: Winning and learning. Talk given at Yale University Developmental Lunch, New Haven, CT.

Fisher, M., & Brunt, J. (2011). Flexibility of language-specific ontological categories. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Los Angeles, CA.

Teaching Experience:

Instructor

2014                     Research Methods in Psychology

Teaching Fellow

2012                    Introduction to Psychology                                         Paul Bloom
2013                    Introduction to Cognitive Science                               Brian Scholl
2014                   Research Methods: Social Decision Making                David Rand
2016                   Developmental Psychology                                          Frank Keil

Research Mentoring Experience:

2012–2016                       Summer intern mentor
2013–Present                  Senior thesis advisor
2012–Present                  Research assistant supervisor (5)

Computer skills/experience

  • Mastery in Qualtrics and Amazon Mechanical Turk and Turk Prime
  • Mastery in all Microsoft Office programs
  • Proficiency in R and SPSS
  • Proficiency in HTML/CSS, PHP, JavaScript, and Objective C