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.
Current Research Projects: attributional feedback effects on performance; spontaneous trait inferences; experience effects in unrealistic optimism; reactions of observers to those in chronic pain.