Susan Fiske
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Susan Fiske

American psychologist

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Susan Tufts Fiske currently holds the position of Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs at Princeton University. Fiske has previously held positions at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Carnegie-Mellon University, and Harvard University. Fiske completed her undergraduate studies and Ph.D. at Harvard in 1978.

A social psychologist, Fiske is best known for her work in the areas of social cognition, stereotypes, and prejudice. In particular, Fiske’s work is notable for bringing the two fields of cognitive psychology and social psychology together. Fiske has focused on topics including sexism, gender relations, and gender differences in social situations. She also helped develop the Stereotype Content Model. In other significance, Fiske testified as an expert in the U.S. Supreme Court case of Price Waterhouse v. Hopkins.

Published works by Fiske include, Envy Up, Scorn Down: How Status Divides Us, Social Cognition: From Brains to Culture with Shelley E. Taylor, and more recently the 4th edition of Social Beings: Core Motives in Social Psychology.

Fiske is a member of the National Academy of Sciences. She has received numerous awards and honors, including Fellowship with the British Academy, the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from the American Psychological Association, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the William James Fellow Award.

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Susan Tufts Fiske is the Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs in the Department of Psychology at Princeton University. She is a social psychologist known for her work on social cognition, stereotypes, and prejudice. Fiske leads the Intergroup Relations, Social Cognition, and Social Neuroscience Lab at Princeton University. Her theoretical contributions include the development of the stereotype content model, ambivalent sexism theory, power as control theory, and the continuum model of impression formation.

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Harvard University
Harvard University

Private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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Radcliffe College

Former women's college in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Princeton University
Princeton University

Private Ivy League research university in Princeton, New Jersey, United States

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#110 World Rank #47 USA Rank
Psychology