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Social Cognition

Selected Works of Susan Fiske, 1st Edition

By Susan Professor Fiske


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In the World Library of Psychologists series, international experts present career-long collections of what they judge to be their finest pieces—extracts from books, key articles, salient research findings, and their major practical theoretical contributions.

Susan T. Fiske has an international reputation as an eminent scholar and pioneer in the field of social cognition. Throughout her distinguished career, she has investigated how people make sense of other people, using shortcuts that reveal prejudices and stereotypes. Her research in particular addresses how these biases are encouraged or discouraged by social relationships, such as cooperation, competition, and power. In 2013, she was elected to the National Academy of Sciences, and, in 2011, to the British Academy. She has also won several scientific honours, including the Guggenheim Fellowship, the APA Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award, the APS William James Fellow Award, as well as the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations Wundt-James Award and honorary degrees in Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain, and Switzerland.

This collection of selected publications illustrates the foundations of modern social cognition research and its development in the late twentieth and early twenty-first century. In a specially written introductory chapter, Fiske traces the key advances in social cognition throughout her career, and so this bookwill be invaluable reading for students and researchers in social cognition, person perception, and intergroup bias.

Table of Contents


  1. Not your grandparents’ social cognition: A family letter about progress through crisis. Susan T. Fiske.
  2. Part I. Cognitive misers: The origins of social cognition

  3. Attention and weight in person perception: The impact of negative and extreme behavior (1980). Susan T. Fiske.
  4. The continuum model: Ten years later (1999). Susan T. Fiske, Monica Lin, and Steven L. Neuberg.
  5. Social science research on trial: Use of sex stereotyping research in Price Waterhouse v. Hopkins (1991). Susan T. Fiske, Donald N. Bersoff, Eugene Borgida, Kay Deaux, and Madeline E. Heilman.
  6. Part II. Second wave: Motivated tacticians’ thinking is for doing

  7. Controlling other people: The impact of power on stereotyping (1993). Susan T. Fiske.
  8. The Ambivalent Sexism Inventory: Differentiating hostile and benevolent sexism (1996). Peter Glick and Susan T. Fiske.
  9. Part III. Twenty-first-century activated actors: Social brain and social mind

  10. A model of (often mixed) stereotype content: Competence and warmth respectively follow from perceived status and competition (2002). Susan T. Fiske, Amy J. C. Cuddy, Peter Glick, and Jun Xu.
  11. Dehumanizing the lowest of the low: Neuroimaging responses to extreme out-groups (2006). Lasana T. Harris and Susan T. Fiske.
  12. Part IV. Inequality enablers: Social cognition and social relevance

  13. A prescriptive intergenerational-tension ageism scale: Succession, identity, and consumption (SIC) (2013). Michael S. North and Susan T. Fiske.
  14. Nations’ income inequality predicts ambivalence in stereotype content: How societies mind the gap (2013). Federica Durante, Susan T. Fiske, Nicolas Kervyn, Amy J. C. Cuddy, Adebowale (Debo) Akande, Bolanle E. Adetoun, Modupe F. Adewuyi, Magdeline M. Tserere, Ananthi Al Ramiah, Khairul Anwar Mastor, Fiona Kate Barlow, Gregory Bonn, Romin W. Tafarodi, Janine Bosak, Ed Cairns, Claire Doherty, Dora Capozza, Anjana Chandran, Xenia Chryssochoou, Tilemachos Iatridis, Juan Manuel Contreras, Rui Costa-Lopes, Roberto González, Janet I. Lewis, Gerald Tushabe, Jacques-Philippe Leyens, Renée Mayorga, Nadim N. Rouhana, Vanessa Smith Castro, Rolando Perez, Rosa Rodríguez-Bailón, Miguel Moya, Elena Morales Marente, Marisol Palacios Gálvez, Chris G. Sibley, Frank Asbrock, and Chiara C. Storari.


About the Author

Susan T. Fiske is Eugene Higgins Professor, Psychology and Public Affairs, at Princeton University. She is known for her research on social cognition, and her research in particular addresses how stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination are encouraged or discouraged by social relationships, such as cooperation, competition, and power. In 2013, she was elected to the National Academy of Sciences. She has also won several scientific honours: the Guggenheim Fellowship, the APA Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award, the APS William James Fellow Award, the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues Kurt Lewin Award, and the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Donald T. Campbell Award.

About the Series

World Library of Psychologists

The World Library of Psychologists celebrates the important contributions to psychology made by leading experts in their individual fields of study. Each scholar has compiled a career-long collection of what they consider to be their finest pieces: extracts from books, journals, articles, major theoretical and practical contributions, and salient research findings.

For the first time ever the work of each contributor is presented in a single volume so readers can follow the themes and progress of their work and identify the contributions made to, and the development of, the fields themselves.

The distinguished careers of the selected experts span at least two decades and include Barbara Wilson, Elizabeth Valentine, Leo Hendry, Jonathan St. B.T. Evans and Mark Griffiths.

Each book in the series features a specially written introduction by the contributor giving an overview of his career, contextualizing his selection within the development of the field, and showing how his own thinking developed over time.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology