E. Tory Higgins, Stanley Schachter Professor of Psychology

Ph.D., Columbia University, 1973

Professor of Psychology, Columbia University (1989-present)

Professor of Management, Columbia Business School (2002-present)

Director, Motivation Science Center

Psychology Department Chair, Columbia University (1994-2001)

401-D Schermerhorn Hall


Social cognition; self and affect; motivation and cognition; principles of self-regulation

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Selected courses:

  • Introduction to Social Psychology
  • Theories of Social Psychology and Personality
  • Managing Negotiations

Recent representative publications:

Higgins, E. T. (1997). Beyond pleasure and pain. American Psychologist, 52, 1280-1300.

Higgins, E. T. (2000). Social cognition: Learning about what matters in the social world. European Journal of Social Psychology, 30, 3-39.

Higgins, E. T. (2000). Making a good decision: Value from fit. American Psychologist, 55, 1217-1230.

Recent honors and awards:

  • Society for Personality and Social Psychology
    Donald T. Campbell Award (1996)
  • Thomas M. Ostrom Award (1999)
    for Social Cognition
  • American Psychological Society
    William James Fellow Award (2000)

    For Distinguished Achievements in Psychological Science
  • American Psychological Association Award (2000)
    For Distinguished Scientific Contributions
  • Columbia University Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching (2004)
  • Society for Experimental Social Psychology Distinguished Scientist Award (2005)

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