Matthew Kaesler

Matthew Kaesler


School of Psychology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

I am an applied cognitive scientist and lecturer in the School of Psychology. My most recent research has examined the effect of sequential lineup presentation on witness memory for perpetrators and their tendency to choose from a lineup. I teach a number of topics in both face-to-face and on campus programs, including statistics, intelligence, and memory.

In my research, I address applied problems using rigorous methods adapted from theoretical research. I am currently working on projects in eyewitness memory, mis/disinformation detection, and conspiracy theory beliefs. I am also generally interested in the problem of how to measure psychological constructs, like the strength of a person's memory, that cannot be directly observed and must be inferred from observed behaviour. I enjoy programming in R and other languages, and I like thinking about probability and statistics and how they are used in psychology. 

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2022 - ongoing Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2022 - 2022 Associate Lecturer University of Adelaide
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2016 - 2021 Univeristy of Adelaide Australia Ph. D. in Psychology
    2015 - 2015 University of Adelaide Australia Honours Degree of Bachelor of Psychological Science
    2014 - 2014 University of Adelaide Australia Graduate Diploma in Psychological Sciences
    2007 - 2009 Univeristy of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Music (Jazz Performance)
  • Research Interests

Bachelor of Psychological Science:

  • Psychology IA/IB (teach)
  • Perception and Cognition (coordinate and teach)
  • Doing Research in Psychology: Advanced (teach)
  • Big Picture Psychology (coordinate and teach)

Bachelor of Psychological Science (Hons):

  • Research Methods (teach)

Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Online):

  • Foundations of Psychology (coordinate)
  • Learning and Behaviour (coordinate)
  • Perception and Cognition (partial author)

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