Emily FisherAssociate Professor of Psychological Science

Joined faculty in 2011

Ph.D., University of Minnesota
B.A., University of Wisconsin

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Contact Information

Gulick HallPhone (315) 781-4548

Scholarly Interest

Stereotyping and prejudice
Social capital and community engagement
Political psychology
Motivated social cognition
Science education

Courses Taught

PSY 100 (Introduction to Psychology)

PSY 201 (Psychology Statistics)

PSY 202 (Psychology Research Design)

PSY 227 (Introduction to Social Psychology)

PSY 328 (Advanced Theory and Methods in Social Psychology)

PSY 428 (Social Psychology Capstone)

PSY 373 (Topics in Social Psychology)


Fisher, E.  & Talmage, C. (2020). Perceived social capital and attitudes about liberals and conservatives:  A political psychology and community development examination of politically polarized communities.  Community Development, 51,  212-229

Fisher, E.  & Arens, N. C. (2020). Geoscience education and motivated reasoning: Learning about climate change.  Journal of College Science Teaching, 49,  36-41 .  

Fisher, E.  & Deutchman, I. (2020). How do classes matter? Political knowledge, attitudes and engagement.  Journal of Articles in Support of the Null Hypothesis, 16(2),  103-112

Oyamot, C., Jackson, M.,  Fisher, E., Deason, G., & Borgida, E. (2017). Social norms and egalitarian values mitigate authoritarian intolerance toward sexual minorities. Political Psychology, 38,  777-794

Federico, C.,  Fisher, E.,  & Deason, G.(2017). The authoritarian left withdraws from politics: Ideological asymmetry in the relationship between authoritarianism and political engagement . Journal of Politics, 79,  1010-1023 .

Fisher, E. (2015). Trusting communities and bigger ingroups: Social capital, interracial contact climate and common ingroup categorization .   Analysis of Social Issues and Public Policy, 15,  20-43.

Federico, C. M., Hunt, C. & Fisher, E. (2013). Uncertainty and status-based asymmetries in the distinction between the "good" us and the "bad" them: Evidence that group status strengthens the relationship between the need for cognitive closure and extremity in intergroup differentiation.  Journal of Social Issues 69,  473-494.

Federico, C. M., Deason, G., & Fisher, E. (2012). Ideological asymmetry in the relationship between epistemic motivation and political attitudes.  Journal of Social and Personality Psychology, 103,  381-398.

Fisher, E. & Borgida, E. (2012). Intergroup disparities and implicit bias: A commentary.  Journal of Social Issues, 68,  385-398.

Oyamot, C., Fisher, E., Deason, G., & Borgida, E. (2012). Attitudes toward immigrants: The interactive role of social norms, personal values, and the authoritarian predisposition.  Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48,  97-105.

Federico, C. M., Fisher, E., & Deason, G. (2011) Political expertise and the link between the authoritarian predisposition and political conservatism.  Public Opinion Quarterly, 75,  686-708.

Fisher, E., Deason, G., Borgida, E., & Oyamot, C. (2011). A model of authoritarianism, social norms, and personal values: Implications for Arizona law enforcement and immigration policy.  Analysis of Social Issues and Public Policy, 11,  285-299.