Ph.D., University of Chicago (1985)


Psychological anthropology, social theory, social relationships, social/moral emotions, methodology; Africa


  • P. Fiske. Rates of Attendance for Treatment and Regularity of Review Among Tuberculosis Out-Patients. Malawi Medical Bulletin 4(4):174-185, (with R. Irwin and D. Shennan), 1970.
  • P. Fiske. Tuberculin Survey in Chitipa District. Malawi Medical Bulletin 4(3):145-9, 1970.
  • P. Fiske. Relativity within Moose (“Mossi”) culture: Four incommensurable models for social relationships. Ethos 18:180-204, 1990. PDF
  • P. Fiske & K. F. Mason. Introduction to special issue on Moral Relativism. Ethos 18:131-139, 1990.
  • P. Fiske. The Cultural Relativity of Selfish Individualism: Anthropological Evidence that Humans are Inherently Sociable. Invited chapter in Review of Personality and Social Psychology 12: Altruism and Prosocial Behavior. Margaret Clark, ed. Sage, 1991.
  • P. Fiske. Structures of Social Life: The Four Elementary Forms of Human Relations. New York: Free Press (Macmillan), 1991. {Order from Simon and Schuster.}
  • P. Fiske. The Four Elementary Forms of Sociality: Framework for a Unified Theory of Social Relations. Psychological Review, 99, 689-723, 1992. PDF
  • P. Fiske, N. Haslam, & S. T. Fiske. Confusing One Person With Another: What Errors Reveal about the Elementary Forms of Social Relations. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 60:656-674. (1992) PDF
  • P. Fiske. Book review of Personality and the Cultural Construction of Society (David K. Jordon and Marc J. Swartz, eds.). American Ethnologist 20:395-396 (1992).
  • P. Fiske. Social Errors in Four Cultures: Evidence About Universal Forms of Social Relations. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology 24:463-494 (1993). PDF
  • Haslam & A. P. Fiske. Implicit Relationship Prototypes: Investigating Five Theories of the Cognitive Organization of Social Relations. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology 28:441-474 (1994).
  • Dulaney & A. P. Fiske. Cultural Rituals and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Is There a Common Psychological Mechanism? Ethos 22:243–283 (1994). PDF
  • P. Fiske. The Cultural Dimensions of Psychological Research: Method Effects Imply Cultural Mediation. In Patrick Shrout and Susan Fiske, Eds., Personality Research, Methods and Theory: Festschrift for Donald Fiske. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum (1995).
  • P. Fiske. Book review of Personhood and Agency: The Experience of Self and Other in African Cultures. (Michael Jackson and Ivan Karp, eds.) American Ethnologist 21:950–951 (1995).
  • P. Fiske. Culture. In Antony S. R. Manstead and Tony Hewstone (Eds.), Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Psychology (pp. 161-163). Oxford, UK, Cambridge, USA: Blackwell (1995).
  • P. Fiske. Social Schemata for Remembering People: Relationships and Person Attributes that Affect Clustering in Free Recall of Acquaintances. Journal of Quantitative Anthropology 5:305–324 (1995). PDF
  • P. Fiske. The Cultured Mind: Why Psyches Depend on Cultures. Review of Philip K. Bock, Psychological Anthropology.  Contemporary Psychology: 41, 929–930 (1996).
  • P. Fiske & P. Tetlock. Taboo Tradeoffs: Reactions to Transactions that Transgress Spheres of Exchange. Political Psychology 17: 255–294 (1997). (Reprinted in Max H. Bazerman, Ed., Negotiation, Decision Making and Conflict Management, Volume II. Northampton, MA & Cheltenham, UK: Elgar. International Library of Critical Writings on Business and Management.  Pp. 568-610.) PDF
  • P. Fiske & N. Haslam. Social Cognition Is Thinking About Relationships. Current Directions in Psychological Science: 5, 143–148 (1996). PDF
  • P. Fiske & N. Haslam. Is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder a Pathology of the Human Disposition to Perform Socially Meaningful Rituals? Evidence of Similar Content. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease 185:211–222 (1997). PDF
  • P. Fiske & N. Haslam. The Structure of Social Substitutions: A Test of Relational Models Theory. European Journal of Social Psychology, 27, 725–729 (1997). PDF
  • P. Fiske, S. Kitayama, H. Markus, & D. Nisbett. The Cultural Matrix of Social Psychology. In D. Gilbert, S. Fiske, & G. Lindzey, Eds. Handbook of Social Psychology, 4th Ed (pp. 915-981). New York: McGraw Hill (1998).
  • P. Fiske & N. Haslam. Prerequisites for Satisfactory Relationships. In L. Meyer, M. Grenot-Scheyer, B. Harry, H-S. Park, & I. Schwartz, Eds., Making Friends: The Influences of Culture and Development (pp. 385-392). Baltimore: Paul H. Brooks  (1998). PDF
  • Judith L. Rapoport and A. P. Fiske. The New Biology of Obsessions and Compulsions: Implications for Evolutionary Psychology. Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, 41, 159–175 (1998).  PDF
  • F. Miller, P. Rozin, & A. P. Fiske. Food Sharing And Feeding Another Person Suggest Intimacy: A Study Of American College Students.  European Journal for Social Psychology, 28, 423-436 (1998). PDF
  • P. Fiske.  Human Sociality. International Society for the Study of Personal Relationships Bulletin, 14(2), 4-9 (1998). PDF
  • Haslam and A. P. Fiske. Relational Models: A Confirmatory Factor Analysis. Personal Relationships, 6, 241-250 (1999). PDF
  • P. Fiske  & P. E. Tetlock.  Taboo Tradeoffs: Constitutive Prerequisites for Political and Social Life.  In Political Psychology: Cultural and Cross Cultural Foundations. Stanley A. Renshon & John Duckitt, Eds.  London: Macmillan.  Distributed in North American by New YorkUniversity Press  (2000).
  • P. Fiske.  Complementarity Theory: Why Human Social Capacities Evolved to Require Cultural Complements. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 4, 76-94 (2000). PDF
  • P. Fiske.  Using Individualism and Collectivism to Compare Cultures: A Critique of the Validity and Measurement of the Constructs: Comment on Oyserman et al. (2002). Psychological Bulletin, 128, 78-88 (2002). PDF
    To be reprinted im Deborah Cai, Ed., 2010, Intercultural Communication. London: Sage Publications.
  • P. Fiske.  Moral Emotions Provide the Self-Control Needed to Sustain Social Relationships.  Self and Identity, 1, 169-175 (2002). PDF
  • Haslam, T. Reichert, and A. P. Fiske.  Aberrant Social Relations in the Personality Disorders. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice 75:19–31 (2002). PDF
  • P. Fiske. Relational Models Theory 2.0. In N. Haslam, Ed., Relational Models Theory: A Contemporary Overview (pp. 3–25).  Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum (2004). {See book contents or order book from Erlbaum}
  • P. Fiske. Four Modes of Constituting Relationships: Consubstantial Assimilation; Space, Magnitude, Time and Force; Concrete Procedures; Abstract Symbolism.  In N. Haslam, Ed., Relational Models Theory: A Contemporary Overview (pp. 61–146).  Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum (2004).  {Book}
  • Haslam & A. P. Fiske. Social Expertise: Theory of Mind or Theory of Relationships?  In N. Haslam, Ed., Relational Models Theory: A Contemporary Overview (pp. 147–163). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum (2004). {Book}
  • Iacoboni, M. D. Lieberman, B. J. Knowlton, I. Molnar-Szakacs, M. Moritz, J. Throop, & A. P. Fiske. Watching Social Interactions Produces Dorsomedial Prefrontal and Medial Parietal BOLD fMRI Signal Increases Compared to a Resting Baseline. NeuroImage 21:1167–1173 (2004).  PDF
  • P. Fiske & N. Haslam 2005. The Four Basic Social Bonds: Structures for Coordinating Interaction. In Mark Baldwin, Ed., Interpersonal Cognition (pp. 267–298). New York: Guilford.  {See book contents or order book from Guilford}
  • P. Fiske 2006. Social Relations: Culture, Development, Natural Selection, Cognition, the Brain, and Pathology. In Van Lange, P. A. M. (Ed.) Bridging Social Psychology: The Benefits of Transdisciplinary Approaches (293–297). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.  PDF
  • P. Fiske & S. T. Fiske 2007. Social Relations. In Shinobu Kitayma and Dov Cohen, Eds., Handbook of Cultural Psychology. New York: Guilford.
  • Fiske 2007. Relational Models Theory.  In Roy F. Baumeister and Kathleen D. Vohs, Eds., Encyclopedia of Social Psychology.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Lotte Thomsen, James Sidanius, & Alan P. Fiske  2007.  Interpersonal leveling, Independence, and Self-enhancement: A Comparison of Denmark and the US, and a Relational Practice Framework for Cultural Psychology.  European Journal of Social Psychology 37:445–469 (published on line August 2006).
  • Sergi, Mark, Fiske, Alan Page, Horan, William, Kern, Robert, Kee, Kimmy S., Subotnik, Kenneth L., Nuechterlein, Keith H., & Green, Michael  F. 2009.  Development of a Measure of Relationship Perception in Schizophrenia.  In press, Psychiatry Research 166: 54–62.
  • Kern, Robert S., Green, Michael F., Fiske, Alan P., Kee, Kimmy S., Lee, Junghee, Sergi, Mark J., Horan, William P. Subotnik, Kenneth L., Sugar, Catherine A., & Nuechterlein, Keith H. 2008.  Theory of Mind Deficits for Processing Counterfactual Information in Persons with Chronic Schizophrenia.  Psychological Medicine 39:645-654.
  • Kimmy S. Kee, William P. Horan, Peter Salovey, Robert S. Kern, Mark J. Sergi, Alan P. Fiske, Junghee Lee, Kenneth L. Subotnik, Keith Nuechterlein, Catherine A. Sugar, & Michael F. Green 2009.  Emotional intelligence in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research 107: 61-68.
  • P. Fiske (in press).  Dispassionate Rationality Fails to Sustain Social Relationships.  Forthcoming in A. W. Mates, L. Mikesell, & M. S Smith, Eds.,  Discourse, Sociality, and Frontotemporal Dementia: Reverse Engineering the Social Brain.  London: Equinox Publishers.
  • Lotte Thomsen, Alan P. Fiske, Jim Sidanius, Simo Køppe, Elizabeth Pillsworth, & Miguel Vazquez-Larruscain.  Basic Spatial Relations Represent Basic Forms of Social Relations.  Submitted.
  • Patricia Greenfield,  Jennifer Pfeifer,  Alan Page Fiske, Lotte Thomsen, Valeria Lovelace, Agnieszka Blazejko, Hwee Chee Lim, & Mirella Dapretto n.d.  The Development of Children’s Understanding of Social Relations:
    Communal Sharing and Authority Ranking.  Manuscript.
  • P. Fiske n.d. Learning a Culture the Way Informants Do:  Observation, Imitation, and Participation.  Manuscript.