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Dr. Matthew Chin is an Instructor in the Psychology Department. He obtained his B.A. in psychology from the University of Delaware. He obtained his Ph.D. and M.A. in social psychology from the University of California at Santa Barbara. Dr. Chin has taught at UCF since the fall of 1998. Prior to coming to UCF, Dr. Chin worked for four years as an assistant professor in the Psychology Department at Kutztown University in Kutztown, Pennsylvania. His primary research interests include intergroup discrimination, social identity, and human-animal interaction. His teaching interests include social psychology, research methods, psychology of racial prejudice, and psychology of human-animal interaction.

  • Sinatra, A.M., Sims, V.K., Chin, M.G., & Lum, H.C. (2012). If it looks like a dog: The effect of physical appearance on human interaction with robots and animals. Interaction Studies, 13, 235-262.
  • Chin, M. G., Sims, V. K., Lum, H. C., & Richards, M. (2008). Relating low perceived control and attitudes toward animal training: An exploratory study. Anthrozoös, 21, 257-269.
  • Pepe, A. A., Ellis, L. U., Sims, V. K., & Chin, M. G. (2008). Go, dog, go: Maze-training of AIBO vs. a live dog. Anthrozoös, 21, 71-83.
  • Sims, V. K., Chin, M. G., & Yordon, R. E. (2007). Don’t be cruel: Assessing beliefs about punishments for crimes against animals. Anthrozoös, 20, 251-259.
  • Chin, M. G., Fisak, B., & Sims, V. K. (2002).  Development of the attitudes toward vegetarians scale. Anthrozoös, 15, 332-342.
  • Sims, V. K., & Chin, M. G. (2002).  Responsiveness and perceived intelligence as predictors of speech addressed to cats. Anthrozoös, 15, 166-177.
  • Sims, V. K., Chin, M. G., Eckman, M. L., Enck, B. M., & Abromaitis, S. M. (2001). Caregiver attributions are not just for children: Evidence for generalized low power schemas. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 22, 527-541.

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