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Richard Nisbett is a distinguished professor of social psychology and co-director of the Culture and Cognition program at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. Nisbett's research interests are in culture, social class and aging. He received his Ph.D. from Columbia University.
Nisbett's most recent book The Geography of Thought: How Asians and Westerners Think Differently... And Why (Free Press; 2003) contends that "human cognition is not everywhere the same," that Asians and Westerners "have maintained very different systems of thought for thousands of years," and that these differences are scientifically measurable.
- Nisbett, R.E. and Ross, L. (1980) Human inference: Strategies and Shortcomings of Social Judgement, Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.
- Nisbett, R.E. (1972) Hunger, obesity and the ventromedial hypothalamus, Psychological Review 79:
- Nisbett, R.E., Caputo, C., Legant, P. and Marcek, J. (1973) Behaviour as seen by the actor and as seen by the observer, Journal of Personality and. Social Psychology 27: 157-64.
- Nisbett, R.E. and Wilson, T.D. (1977) Telling more than we can know: verbal reports on mental processes, Psychological Review 84: 231-59.