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E. Tory Higgins

E. Tory Higgins

E. Tory Higgins is Professor of Psychology at Columbia University and Professor of Management at the Columbia Business School. He also directs the Motivation Science Center.

Professor Higgins conducts research on social cognition, self and affect, motivation and cognition, culture and personality and social development. He has received several recognitions for this work, including the Lifetime Contribution Award from the International Society for Self & Identity (2006), a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences (2006), the Society for Experimental Social Psychology Distinguished Scientist Award (2005), the American Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions (2000), the American Psychological Society William James Fellow Award for Distinguished Achievements in Psychological Science (2000), the Thomas M. Ostrom Award for Social Cognition (1999), the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Donald T. Campbell Award (1996), and a MERIT Award from the National Institute of Mental Health (1989). In 2004, he received Columbia University's Presidential Award For Outstanding Teaching.

Primary Interests:

  • Culture and Ethnicity
  • Emotion, Mood, Affect
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Motivation, Goal Setting
  • Person Perception
  • Personality, Individual Differences
  • Persuasion, Social Influence
  • Self and Identity
  • Social Cognition

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Courses Taught:

  • Introductory Social Psychology
  • Managing Negotiations
  • Social Cognition and Perception
  • Social Motivation
  • Theories in Social Psychology and Personality

E. Tory Higgins
Department of Psychology
Columbia University, 406 Schermerhorn Hall
1190 Amsterdam Avenue, Mail Code 5501
New York, New York 10027
United States of America

  • Phone: (212) 854-1297
  • Fax: (212) 854-3609

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