Susan T. Fiske
Professor of Psychology
Chair, Institutional Review Panel for Human Subjects
Susan Fiske, Professor of Psychology, has investigated social bias since graduate school at Harvard. Fiske expert-witnessed in Hopkins v PriceWaterhouse, the first use of social framework analysis in a gender case, and later affirmed by the Supreme Court. As a result of this and other expert-witnessing, she developed a theory of power, control, and prejudice. With Glick, she developed Ambivalent Sexism Theory in lab, survey, and cross-cultural contexts. With Cuddy and Glick, her Stereotype Content Model identifies universal dimensions of intergroup bias, about which she testified at President Clinton's Race Initiative. In addition to a National Academy of Sciences committee report, Methods for Measuring Discrimination, she authored the field-founding Social Cognition (1984, now in its 3rd ed.) and Social Beings: A Core Motives Approach to Social Psychology (2004); she edits the Handbook of Social Psychology and the Annual Review of Psychology. Fiske was elected President of the Association for Psychological Science (formerly American Psychological Society) and member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.