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Matthew Chin

Associate Professor
Department of psychology
University of Central Florida
United States of America

Matthew Chin

Biography

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. 

Research Interest

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. 

Publications

  • Pepe, A. A., Ellis, L. U., Sims, V. K., & Chin, M. G. (2008). Go, dog, go: Maze-training of AIBO vs. a live dog. Anthrozoƶs, 21, 71-83.

  • Chin, M. G., Sims, V. K., Lum, H. C., & Richards, M. (2008). Relating low perceived control and attitudes toward animal training: An exploratory study. Anthrozoƶs, 21, 257-269.

  • 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.

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