About this Fellow
Susan T. Fiske (Harvard University PhD; honorary doctorates: Universite catholique de Louvain-la-neuve, Universiteit Leiden, Universitet Basel) investigates social cognition, especially cognitive stereotypes and emotional prejudices, at cultural, interpersonal, and neuro-scientific levels. Author of over 300 publications and winner of numerous scientific awards, she has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Sponsored by a Guggenheim, her 2011 Russell-Sage-Foundation book is Envy Up, Scorn Down: How Status Divides Us. Her most recent book is The HUMAN Brand: How We Respond to People, Products, and Companies (with Chris Malone). With Shelley Taylor, she wrote four editions of a classic graduate text: Social Cognition, and on her own, three editions of an advanced undergraduate text, Social Beings: Core Motives in Social Psychology. She has lately edited Social Neuroscience, Beyond Common Sense: Psychological Science in the Courtroom, the Handbook of Social Psychology, the Sage Handbook of Social Cognition, and Facing Social Class: How Societal Rank Influences Interaction. She currently edits for Annual Review of Psychology, PNAS, and Policy Insights from Behavioral and Brain Sciences. Her graduate students arranged for her to win the University's Mentoring Award; international advisees arranged for her to win the Mentoring Award from the Association for Psychological Science.
- Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology and Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs, Princeton University
Basic and applied cognitive psychology, with particular reference to human memory
The relationship between the mind and the brain; studies of perception, belief, will and consciousness in sickness and health with a special emphasis on interacting minds
Psychological models and treatment of recurrent depression; experimental cognitive psychology of the processes that increase risk of suicidality; prevention of suicidal depression through mindfulness-based treatments
The neuropsychology of autism (in particular, the phenomenon of mindblindness); the psychology of sex differences in humans; the role of foetal testosterone in neurocognitive development