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Columbia Business School, Uris Hall
New York, NY. 10027
University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D., Psychology, 2015
Dissertation: Perceptual Dehumanization
Dissertation Advisor: Philip E. Tetlock
Dissertation Committee: Paul Rozin, Jon Baron, Barb Mellers & Rob Kurzban
University of Pennsylvania
B.A. in Psychology & Anthropology, 2008
Undergraduate advisors: Amishi P. Jha
Thesis: The Exogenous Attentional Costs of Self- Focus.
Fincher, K.M., Tetlock, P. E. & Morris, M.W. (In press) Interfacing with Faces: Perceptual Humanization and Dehumanization, Current Directions in Psychological Science
Fincher, K. M., & Morris, M.W. (2017). Another Look: Three Distinct Processes Define Social-Perceptual Effects. Psychological Inquiry,. 27 (4), 306-309
Fincher, K. M., & Tetlock, P. E. (2016). Perceptual dehumanization of faces is activated by norm violations and facilitates norm enforcement. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 145(2), 131.
Fincher, K. M., & Tetlock, P. E. (2015). Brutality Under Cover of Ambiguity Activating, Perpetuating, and Deactivating Covert Retributivism. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 41(5), 629-642.
Tetlock, P.E. & Fincher, K.M., (2014) Social Functionalism. "Theory and Explanation in Social Psychology." Guilford Press, New York
Baron, J., Scott, S., Fincher, K., & Metz, S. E. (2015). Why does the Cognitive Reflection Test (sometimes) predict utilitarian moral judgment (and other things)?. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 4(3), 265-284.
Mellers B, Ungar L, Baron J, Ramos J, Gurcay B, Fincher K.M., Scott S.E., Moore D, Atanasov P, Swift SA, Murray T, Stone E, & Tetlock, P (2014). Psychological strategies for winning a geopolitical forecasting tournament. Psychological science, 25(5), 1106-1115.
Hormes, J. M., Rozin, P., Green, M. C., & Fincher, K. (2013). Reading a book can change your mind, but only some changes last for a year: food attitude changes in readers of The Omnivore's Dilemma. Frontiers in psychology, 4.
Mellers, B., & Fincher, K.M.(2013) Surprise: A belief or an emotion? Progress in Brain Research, Vol. 202, Amsterdam: The Netherlands, 2013, pp. 3-19.
Rozin, P., Fincher, K.M., Guillot, L,.,Rozin, A., & Tsukayama, E. (2013). Glad to be sad, and other examples of benign masochism. Judgment & Decision Making, 8(4).
Fedotova, N., Fincher, K.M., Goodwin, G., & Rozin P. (2012) How Much Do Thoughts Count?: Preference for Emotion versus Principle in Judgments of Antisocial and
Prosocial Behavior. Emotion Review.
Rozin, P., Haidt, J., & Fincher, K.M. (2009). From oral to moral. Science, 323, 1179-1180
Allison K. C., Paré E, Cicco Barker J, Kavanaugh K, Fincher, K., Sarwer DB. Predicting excess weight gain among overweight pregnant women: the PoEMS study. Journal of Women’s Health 2007; 16:1102, P-20.
Manuscripts Under Review or Revision
Morris, M.W., Savani, K. & Fincher, K.M. Absorbing Foreign Norms from Experiential Feedback: The Critical Role of Implicit Metacognition, Invited revision (JPSP)
Fincher, K.M., Barasch, A. & Kurzban R. Point of view in sexual fantasy: Female self-objectification, under review
Fincher, K.M. Prominent Pupils Produce Partnerships: Sclera-Iris Contrast Increases Trust, under review
Fincher, K.M., & Tetlock, P.E. Avoiding eye contact (perceptually) dehumanizes: Visual attention mediates the social modulation of face-typical processing, under review
Fincher, K.M., & Tetlock, P.E. (Working paper) Perceptual Humanization: Redirection of Visual Attention to Faces Reduces Discrimination, in preparation
Fincher, K.M., & Tetlock, P.E. (Working paper) Blindfolded Justice: (Perceptually) Dehumanizing the Face of a Revolutio, in preparation
Fincher, K.M., & Rozin, P. (Working paper) The Rap on Wraps and Race: Attire and Race in First Impressions, under review
Fincher, K.M., Tetlock, P.E. & Baron, J. (Working paper) Victim identification and Perceptual Dehumanization shape Moral Decisions in the trolley problem, in preparation
Savani, K., Morris, M. W., Fincher, K., Lu, G., & Kaufman, S. B. (in preparation). Relationship between
￼implicit learning processes and cultural learning.
Work in Progress
Fincher, K. Morris, M.W. & Tetlock, P.E. Boundaries of sexual propriety and perceptual dehumanization, working project
Fincher, K. Morris, M.W. & Mellers, B.A. Sacred Preferences: Are values really values?, working project
Fincher, K. Morris, M.W. & Savani, K. The language of cultural learning, working project
Fincher, K., & Kurzban, R. Perceptual dehumanization and Self-objectification, working project
Barasch. A., & Fincher, K., Women prefer advertisements that perceptually dehumanize the model, working project