William Benton Professor
Office phone: (773) 702-5830
Fax: (773) 702-0886
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.