Susan T. Fiske

Susan Fiske Columns

Presidential Columns featured in the Observer magazine by past APS President Susan T. Fiske

  • Reality Monitoring

    My Presidential columns will feature a series of reflections and illustrations of collaborations that bridge areas within  psychological science and between it and other sciences. Last month, I reflected on the virtues and perils of such bridging research. This month, Marcia Johnson suggests that cross-area collaborations can deepen our micro-understanding More

  • Save the Hyphens

    As an assistant professor, I profited over several years from a small annual conference at Nags Head NC, sponsored by Bibb Latané, at which we presented our research in T-shirts and shorts, talked psychology over bonfires and long beach walks, and rode the cognitive revolution in (social) psychology. The dozen More

  • Donald W. Fiske

    This month’s column is a memorial to one of the field’s pioneering researchers in methodology, who happened to also be Susan Fiske’s father. He passed away after a long illness, and at press time, she and her family are coping with their loss. The Observer will feature remembrances from his More

  • So You Want To Be a Social Neuroscientist?

    In this guest column, Lisa Feldman Barrett, an emotions researcher who employs a wide range of methodologies, reflects on starting up a new line of expertise, with some tips for easing the stretch when bridging boundaries. Susan T. Fiske APS President About thirty years ago, the cognitive revolution brought a More

  • The Two Social Psychologies

    Continuing our series on boundary-crossing science, professor Douglas Massey, former president of the American Sociological Association and current chair of the sociology department at the University of Pennsylvania, writes about the challenges of combining micro and macro. His research on how segregation affects the lives of black and Hispanic Americans-best More

  • An Auto Biography of APS

    APS reminds me of VW’s recently unveiled prototype that gets 239 MPG. The demo hybrid achieves this by stripped-down engineering (no unnecessary extras), superior materials (strong but not heavy), streamlined aerodynamics (no outside mirrors, just mini-cams), and fuel efficiency (converting energy normally lost). The APS focus on psychological science per More