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Richard E. Nisbett

Richard E. Nisbett

Professor Richard Nisbett has research interests in judgment and reasoning, causal attribution, inference, personality theory, evolutionary theory, diversity and multiculturalism, and cultural differences in attitudes, behavior, and basic cognitive processes.

Primary Interests:

  • Attitudes and Beliefs
  • Causal Attribution
  • Culture and Ethnicity
  • Evolution and Genetics
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Person Perception
  • Personality, Individual Differences
  • Social Cognition

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Journal Articles:

  • Choi, I., Nisbett, R. E., & Norenzayan, A. (1999). Causal attribution across cultures: Variation and universality. Psychological Bulletin, 125, 47-63.
  • Cohen, D., & Nisbett, R. E. (1994). Self-protection and the culture of honor: Explaining southern violence. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 20, 551-567.
  • Ji, L., Nisbett, R. E., & Su, Y. (2001). Culture, change and prediction. Psychological Science, 12, 450-456.
  • Nisbett, R. E. (1993). Violence and U.S. regional culture. American Psychologist, 48, 441-449.
  • Nisbett, R. E., Caputo, C., Legant, P., & Marecek, J. (1973). Behavior as seen by the actor and as seen by the observer. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 27, 154-164.
  • Nisbett, R. E., Krantz, D. H., Jepson, D., & Kunda, Z. (1983). The use of statistical heuristics in everyday reasoning. Psychological Review, 90, 339-363.
  • Nisbett, R. E., & Wilson, T. D. (1977). Telling more than we can know: Verbal reports on mental processes. Psychological Review, 84, 231-259.

Richard E. Nisbett
Department of Psychology
East Hall, University of Michigan
530 Church Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109
United States of America

  • Phone: (734) 764-8360
  • Fax: (734) 647-9940

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