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Susan Tufts Fiske is Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology at Princeton University's Department of Psychology. She is a social psychologist known for her work on social cognition, stereotypes, and prejudice. She has authored over 175 publications and has written 7 books, including her most recent work Social Beings: A Core Motives Approach to Social Psychology. Social Cognition, a graduate level text she wrote with her dissertation advisor, Shelley Taylor, defined the now-popular subfield of social cognition; a new version was published in 2008. She also edits the Annual Review of Psychology (with Daniel Schacter & Robert Sternberg) and the Handbook of Social Psychology (with Daniel Gilbert & the late Gardner Lindzey).
Fiske is married to sociologist Douglas Massey.
Fiske received her Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1978. According to her chapter in the 1994 text The Social Psychologists: Research Adventures, she was still in graduate school when she coined the term 'cognitive misers' to refer to individuals' tendencies to use cognitive shortcuts and heuristics. She also popularized the phrase 'thinking is for doing' (paraphrased from William James, "My thinking is first and last and always for my doing").
Susan Tufts Fiske, is a Professor in the Department of Psychology, Princeton University
Main areas of interestEdit
Fiske was the first social psychologist to testify in gender discrimination cases, including the landmark Hopkins v Price Waterhouse, ultimately heard by the Supreme Court.
She is a past President of the Association for Psychological Science and the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, and current President of the Foundation for the Advancement of Behavioral and Brain Sciences. She was also elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
In 2009 she received the Donald T. Campbell Award In 2010 she received the APA Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Psychology
Editorial board/consulting editorEdit
- Fiske, S T (2004). Social Beings: A Core Motives Approach to Social Psychology. Wiley.
- Fiske, S T, Gilbert, D T, & Lindzey, G. (2009). Handbook of Social Psychology. (5th ed.) Wiley.
- Fiske, S T, & Taylor, S E (2008). Social Cognition: From Brains to Culture. McGraw-Hill
- Fiske, Susan T. (1993). Social Cognition and Social Perceptions. Annual Review of Psychology 44 (1): 155–194.
- Fiske, S T, Schacter, D L, & Sternberg, R. (2009). Annual Review of Psychology. Annual Reviews.
- Fiske, S T & Borgita, B. (2008) (2008). Providing Expert Knowledge in an Adversarial Context: Social Cognitive Science in Employment Discrimination Cases. Annual Review of Law and Social Science 4 (1): 123–148.
Brannigan, G G & Merrens, M R (1994). The Social Psychologists: Research Adventures. McGraw-Hill.
- Fiske's Page at Princeton
- Social Psychology Network Professional Profile
- Fiske's editorial work at 
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