Susan T. Fiske

Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology; Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs

331 Peretsman-Scully Hall
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Susan T. Fiske is Eugene Higgins Professor, Psychology and Public Affairs, at Princeton University (Harvard University PhD; honorary doctorates: Université catholique de Louvain-la-neuve, Universiteit Leiden, Universität Basel, Universidad de Granada). She investigates social cognition, especially cognitive stereotypes and emotional prejudices, at cultural, interpersonal, and neuro-scientific levels. Primarily, she is known for the Stereotype Content Model, Ambivalent Sexism Theory, and the Power as Control Theory. Author of about 400 publications and winner of numerous scientific awards, she was elected to the National Academy of Sciences, where she chairs the Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences and edits for PNAS.

Sponsored by a Guggenheim, her Russell-Sage-Foundation book is Envy Up, Scorn Down: How Status Divides Us. Her trade book is The HUMAN Brand: How We Respond to People, Products, and Companies (with Malone). With Taylor, she wrote five editions of a classic graduate text: Social Cognition, and solo, four editions of an advanced undergraduate text, Social Beings: Core Motives in Social Psychology. She has edited volumes on social cognition, nuclear war, racism, sexism, classism, social neuroscience, psychology in court, research ethics, and science making a difference. She is the founding Editor of Policy Insights from Behavioral and Brain Sciences and current Editor of the Annual Review of Psychology.