About the Author
Susan T. Fiske is Eugene Higgins Professor, Psychology and Public Affairs, Princeton University (Ph.D., Harvard University; honorary doctorates, Université Catholique de Louvain‐la‐Neuve, Belgium; Universiteit Leiden, the Netherlands; Universität Basel, Switzerland; Universidad de Granada, Spain). She investigates social cognition, especially cognitive stereotypes and emotional prejudices, at cultural, interpersonal, and neural levels. Author of about 350 articles and chapters, she is most known for theories and research on how people think about each other: the continuum model of impression formation, the power‐as‐control theory, the ambivalent sexism theory, and the stereotype content model (SCM).
The U.S. Supreme Court cited her gender‐bias testimony, and she testified before President Clinton's Race Initiative Advisory Board. These influenced her edited volume, Beyond Common Sense: Psychological Science in the Courtroom. Currently an editor of the Annual Review of Psychology, PNAS, Policy Insights from Behavioral and Brain Sciences, and Handbook of Social Psychology, she has written the upper‐level text Social Cognition: From Brains to Culture (4/e). She also wrote The Human Brand: How We Relate to People, Products, and Companies, which applies her models to how people perceive corporations. Her general‐interest book, funded by a Guggenheim and the Russell Sage Foundation, is Envy Up and Scorn Down: How Status Divides Us.
She has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society. She has served as President of the Association for Psychological Science (APS) and President of the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences, as well as its FABBS Foundation. Because it takes a village, her graduate students and lab alumni conspired for her to win Princeton's Mentoring Award. She is grateful to be the only person so far to have won the three APS Awards: James (basic science), Cattell (applied science), and Mentoring.