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Susan Fiske
2016
ABSTRACT:  We hypothesized participants would adopt diverging impression management strategies when interacting with lower- versus higher-status others, to disconfirm status-based stereotypes of their own respective coldness or incompetence. In Study 1, ...
Susan Fiske
2015
In this interview conducted in June 2013 and translated by Alexis Cukier, Susan Fiske presents her conception of social categorizations, based on her ongoing research: the relationships between stereotypes, social structures and power. Susan Fiske ...
Susan Fiske
2015
This Agenda article first considers whether social psychology is in the best or worst of times and suggests that we are instead in extraordinary times, given exciting agendas and potential policy relevance, if we are careful. The article illustrates with ...
Susan Fiske
2015
Impressions of others, including societal groups, systematically array along two dimensions, warmth (trustworthiness/friendliness) and competence. Social structures of competition and status respectively predict these usually orthogonal dimensions. ...
Susan Fiske
2015
Discussing socioeconomic status in college classes can be challenging. Both teachers and students feel uncomfortable, yet social class matters more than ever. This is especially true, given increased income inequality in the United States and indications ...
Susan Fiske
2014
Social categories both create and reflect inequality. Macro, overarching forces, and individual, perceiver biases each contribute. First, we review perspectives deriving from classic sociological and prevailing psychological social psychology, including ...
Susan Fiske
2014
Twenty-first century intergroup biases are more automatic, ambivalent, and ambiguous than were old fashioned biases such as authoritarianism and overt racism, which overtly expressed intergroup hostility. Beyond traditional self-report measures of ...
Susan Fiske
2014
Social comparison pervades our interactions with others, informing us of our standing and motivating improvement, but producing negative emotional and behavioral consequences that can harm relationships and lead to poor health outcomes. Social ...