Nisbett studied psychology at Tufts University ( AB , 1962) and received his PhD from Columbia University in 1966 . For the next five years he was an assistant professor at Yale University . Since 1971 he has been a professor at the University of Michigan. In 1992 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences , and in 2002 to the National Academy of Sciences .
Nisbett's research focused on the thinking and reasoning of laypeople. Here he examined in particular cognitive distortions and the question of the extent to which these can be reduced through learning . Nisbett also examines cultural differences in thought processes.
- Holland, JH , Holyoak, KJ , Nisbett, RE, & Thagard, P. (1986). Induction: Processes of Inference, Learning, and Discovery . Cambridge, MA: MIT Press , ISBN 0-262-58096-9 .
- Culture Of Honor: The Psychology Of Violence In The South . Westview Press, 1996. ISBN 978-0-8133-1993-3
- The Geography of Thought: How Asians and Westerners Think Differently ... and Why . Free Press, 2003. ISBN 0-7432-1646-6
- Intelligence and How to Get It: Why Schools and Cultures Count . WW Norton & Company, 2009. ISBN 0-393-06505-7
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Nisbett, Richard E .; Nisbett, Richard Eugene|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American psychologist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||June 1, 1941|