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Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs, Princeton University

Susan T. Fiske has taught at Princeton University since 2000. She studies social cognition, the science of how people make sense of each other. She focuses on stereotypes and prejudices, including sexism and ageism, using evidence at cultural, interpersonal, and neuro-scientific levels. Author of about 400 publications, her book Envy Up, Scorn Down: How Status Divides Us, explains her stereotype content model. Her book The HUMAN Brand: How We Respond to People, Products, and Companies (with Malone) applies her model to improve corporate culture. With Taylor, she wrote five editions of a prize-winning graduate text: Social Cognition, and solo, four editions of an advanced undergraduate text, Social Beings: Core Motives in Social Psychology. She and her sociologist husband currently teach, advise, and research remotely, from Jamaica Vermont.


  • –present
    Eugene Higgins Professor, Psychology & Public Affairs, Princeton University


  • 1978 
    Harvard University, PhD, Social Psychology


elected member, National Academy of Science