Publications

Fisher, M. & Oppenheimer, D. M. (in press). Harder than you think: How outside assistance leads to overconfidence. Psychological Science.

Landy, J. F., Jia, M., Ding I. L., Viganola, D. Tierney, W., … Uhlmann, E. L. (2019) Crowdsourcing hypothesis tests: Making transparent how design choices shape research results. Psychological Bulletin, 146, 451–479. <pdf><data, materials, code>

Permut, S., Fisher, M., & Oppenheimer, D. M. (2019). Task master: A tool for determining when participants are on task. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science, 2, 188–196. <pdf><code, shiny app>

Fisher, M., Newman, G. E., & Dhar, R. (2018). Seeing stars: How the binary bias distorts the interpretation of customer ratings. Journal of Consumer Research, 45, 471–489. <pdf><datamaterials, code>

Fisher, M. & Keil, F. C. (2018). The binary bias: A systematic distortion in the integration of information. Psychological Science. <pdf><data, materials, code>

Fisher, M., Knobe, J., Strickland, B., & Keil, F. C. (2018). The tribalism of truth. Scientific American318, 50–53. <pdf>

Fisher, M., Knobe, J., Strickland, B., & Keil, F. C. (2017). The influence of social interaction on intuitions of objectivity and subjectivity. Cognitive Science, 41, 1119–1134. <pdf>

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

Fisher, M., & Keil, F. C. (2016). 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. <pdf>

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, 143, 674–687. <pdf>

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

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. <pdf>

Strickland, B., Fisher, M., & Knobe, J. (2012). Moral structure falls out of general event structure. Psychological Inquiry, 23, 198–205. <pdf>

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

Working Papers

(preprints available upon request)

Fisher, M. & Oppenheimer, D. M. (under review). Metacognition of the Outsourced Mind.

Fisher, M. & Oppenheimer, D. M. (under review). Who knows what? Knowledge misattribution in the division of cognitive labor.

Fisher, M., Smiley, A., & Grillo, T. (under review). Information without knowledge: The effects of Internet search on learning.

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

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