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 book will be invaluable reading for students and researchers in social cognition, person perception, and intergroup bias.

chapter 1|12 pages

Not your grandparents’ social cognition

A family letter about progress through crisis
BySusan T. Fiske

part I|86 pages

Cognitive misers

chapter 2|27 pages

Attention and weight in person perception

The impact of negative and extreme behavior15
BySusan T. Fiske

chapter 3|35 pages

The continuum model

Ten years later
BySusan T. Fiske, Monica Lin, Steven L. Neuberg

chapter 4|23 pages

Social science research on trial

Use of sex stereotyping research in Price Waterhouse v. Hopkins
BySusan T. Fiske, Donald N. Bersoff, Eugene Borgida, Kay Deaux, Madeline E. Heilman

part II|62 pages

Second wave

chapter 5|15 pages

Controlling other people

The impact of power on stereotyping
BySusan T. Fiske

chapter 6|45 pages

The Ambivalent Sexism Inventory

Differentiating hostile and benevolent sexism
ByPeter Glick, Susan T. Fiske

part III|66 pages

Twenty-first-century activated actors

chapter 7|53 pages

A model of (often mixed) stereotype content

Competence and warmth respectively follow from perceived status and competition
BySusan T. Fiske, Amy J. C. Cuddy, Peter Glick, Jun Xu

chapter 8|12 pages

Dehumanizing the lowest of the low

Neuroimaging responses to extreme out-groups
ByLasana T. Harris, Susan T. Fiske

part IV|42 pages

Inequality enablers

chapter 9|18 pages

A prescriptive intergenerational-tension ageism scale

Succession, identity, and consumption (SIC)
ByMichael S. North, Susan T. Fiske

chapter 10|23 pages

Nations’ income inequality predicts ambivalence in stereotype content

How societies mind the gap
ByFederica 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, Chiara C. Storari