- Metacognition, motivated reasoning, and beliefs about contested topics (climate change, vaccination, COVID-19, etc.)
Insight into own reasoning errors and polarization
psychology of climate change beliefs
- Communicating climate change
- Since 04/2019: Fellowship from German Research Foundation (DFG). Stockholm Resilience Centre, and Center for Adaptive Rationality
- 04/2019 - 05/2010: Postdoctoral researcher at Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm, Sweden
- 2016-2019: Research associate at the chair for Cognitive Psychology, Heidelberg University, Germany
- 2016: PhD in cognitive psychology, Heidelberg University, Germany
Fischer, H., Huff, M., & Said, N. (2021, March 21). Insight into the accuracy of COVID-19 beliefs predicts behavior during the pandemic. Preprint.
Fischer, H., Huff, M., & Said, N. (accepted). Polarized climate change beliefs: No evidence for science literacy driving motivated reasoning in a US national study. American Psychologist. Preprint.
Said, N*., Fischer, H*., & Anders, G (2021). Contested Science: Individuals with higher metacognitive insight into interpretation of evidence are less likely to polarize. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review.
* Shared first authorship
Fischer, H., Amelung, D., & Said, N (2019). The accuracy of German citizens’ confidence in their climate change knowledge. Nature Climate Change, 9(10), 776-780.
Amelung, D*., Fischer, H.*, Herrmann, A., Aall, C., Louis, V. R., Becher, H., Wilkinson, P. & Sauerborn, R (2019). Human health as a motivator for climate change mitigation: results from four European high-income countries. Global Environmental Change, 57, 101918. * Shared first authorship
Watts, N., Amann, M., Arnell, N., Ayeb-Karlsson, S., Belesova, K., ...Fischer, H., … & Campbell-Lendrum, D. (2018). The 2018 report of the Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: shaping the health of nations for centuries to come. The Lancet, 392(10163), 2479-2514.