Nancy Higgins




Research Interests

Social Psychology, Social Cognition (attribution theory, attributional styles, risk perceptions, helping behaviour, optimism).  Nancy C. Higgins, Ph.D., is currently Professor in the Department of Psychology at St. Thomas University, a secular liberal arts university in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. She completed a Ph.D. in social psychology and an M.A. in physiological psychology at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, and a B.A. at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada.  Dr. Higgins was a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA, USA.  Her research emphasis is in attribution theory and person perception, examining attribution processes in social, health, and achievement behavior.  

Member:  Social Psychology Network (SPN), Society for Personality and Social Psychology(SPSP), Heterodox Academy (Viewpoint Diversity)

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