E. Tory Higgins

Stanley Schater Professor of Psychology

Columbia University

Professor Higgins works at the intersection of motivation and cognition and is most recently interested by the general question, "Where does value come from?", and the more specific question, "What makes a decision good?" Higgins received the Donald T. Campbell Award in Social Psychology (1996), and the Thomas M. Ostrom Award in Social Cognition (1999). In 2000, he was the recipient of both the William James Fellow Award from the American Psychological Society and the Distinguished Scientist Award from the American Psychological Association Award. He has been an editorial consultant to several professional journals, and he has served as an advisor and consultant to many governmental and academic organizations. In 2000, he was chosen to present Columbia's University Lecture. In 2004, he was the recipient of the Presidential Teaching Award.