The University of Chicago
Department of Psychology
5848 South University Avenue
Chicago, IL, 60637
Office Phone: (773) 702-5830
Lab Phone: (773) 702-9081
Office: Beecher Hall, 213
Lab: Beecher Hall, 208
- Ph.D., Princeton University, Psychology, 1989
- M.A., Princeton University, Psychology, 1987
- B.A., Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Psychology and Philosophy, 1984
- Chair, Cognition program, 2005-present
- Professor, The University of Chicago, July 2002 - present
- Associate Professor, The University of Chicago, July 1995 - June 2002
- Assistant Professor, The University of Chicago, July 1991 - June 1995
- Post-doctoral Scholar, Stanford University, September 1989 - June 1991
- Communication and Language Use
- Metaphors, Idioms and other Figures of Speech
- Thinking, Reasoning and Problem Solving
- Judgment and Decision Making
Savitsky, K., Keysar, B., Epley, N., Carter, T. and Swanson, A. (2011). The closeness-communication bias: Increased egocentrism among friends versus strangers. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 47, 269-273.
Lin, S., Keysar, B., & Epley, N. (2010). Reflexively mindblind: Using theory of mind to interpret behavior requires effortful attention. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 46, 551-556.
Chang, V. Y., Arora, V. M., Lev-Ari, S., D'Arcy, M., Keysar, B. (2010). Interns Overestimate the Effectiveness of Their Hand-Off Communication. Pediatrics, 125, 491-496.
Begeer, S., Malle, B. F., Nieuwland, M., & Keysar, B. (2010). Using Theory of MInd to represent and take part in social interactions: Comparing individuals with high-functioning autism and typically developing control. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 7, 104-122.
Morewedge, C. K., Gilbert, D. T., Keysar, B., Berkovits, M. J., & Wilson, T. D. (2007). When Does a Slice Become a Crumb? Mispredicting the Hedonic Consequences of Small Gains. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. 136, 700-709.
Also featured in Science (June 15, 2007) in the Editor's Choice section.
Shintel, H & Keysar, B. (2007). You Said it Before and You'll Say it Again: Expectations of Consistency in Communication. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory & Cognition, 33, 357-369.
Barr, D. J. & Keysar, B. (2007). Perspective taking and the coordination of meaning in language use. In Traxler, M. J. & Gernsbacher, M. A. (Eds.), Handbook of Psycholinguistics, 2nd Edition, pp. 901-938. Academic Press.
Keysar, B., & Barr, D. J. (2005). Coordination of action and belief in communication. In J. C. Trueswell & M. K. Tanenhaus (Eds.), Approaches to Studying World Situated Language Use: Bridging the Language-as-Product and Language-as-Action. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Barr, D. J. & Keysar, B. (2004). Is language processing different in dialog ue? Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 27, 190-191.Barr, D. J., & Keysar, B. (2004). Making sense of how we make sense: The paradox of egocentrism in language use. In H. L. Colston & A. N. Katz (Eds.), Figurative language comprehension: Social and cultural influences. Mahwaw, N.J.: Erlbaum.
Epley, N., Morewedge, C. K., & Keysar, B. (2004). Perspective Taking in Children and Adults: Equivalent Egocentrism but Differential Correction. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 40, 760-768.Keysar, B., Lin, S.& Barr, D. J. (2003). Limits on theory of mind use in adults. Cognition, 89, 25-41.
Keysar, B., & Barr, D. J. (2002). Self anchoring in conversation: Why language users do not do what they "should". (2002). In T. Gilovich, D. W. Griffin, & D. Kahneman (Eds.), Heuristics and biases: The psychology of intuitive judgment. (pp. 150-166). Cambridge University Press.Barr, D. J., & Keysar, B. (2002). Anchoring comprehension in linguistic precedents. Journal of Memory and Language, 46, 391-418.
Keysar, B., & Horton, S. W. (1998). Speaking with common ground: From principles to processes in pragmatics. A reply to Polichak and Gerrig. Cognition, 66, 191-198.
Keysar, B. (1994). Discourse context effects: Metaphorical and literal interpretations. Discourse Processes, 18, 247-269.Reprinted in:
Bazerman, M. H. (Ed) (2005). Negotiation, Decision Making and Conflict Management. Edward Elgar Pulishing, MA.
Keysar, B. (1994). The illusory transparency of intention: Linguistic perspective taking in text. Cognitive Psychology, 26, 165-208.
Keysar, B. (1993). Common sense and adult theory of communication. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 16, 54.Keysar, B. and Glucksberg S. (1993). Metaphor and communication. Poetics Today, 13, 633-658.
Glucksberg, S., and Keysar, B. (1993). How metaphors work. In A. Ortony (Ed.), Metaphor and Thought (Second Edition). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.Glucksberg, S., Keysar, B. and McGlone, M. S. (1992). Metaphor understanding and accessing conceptual schema: Reply to Gibbs. Psychological Review, 99, 578-581.
- Decison Making and Communication
- The Psychology of Intuitive Judgment
- Understanding Other Minds