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N. C. Higgins

N. C. Higgins

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N. C. Higgins is currently Professor in the Department of Psychology at St. Thomas University, a secular liberal arts university in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. She completed a Ph.D. in social psychology and an M.A. in physiological psychology at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, and a B.A. at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada. Dr. Higgins was a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania (Dr. M. E. P. Seligman Lab) in Philadelphia, PA, USA. Her research emphasis is in attribution theory and person perception, examining attribution processes in social, health, and achievement behavior. Current research interests are spontaneous trait inferences, experience effects in unrealistic optimism, and reactions of observers to those in chronic pain. ResearcherID# C-4522-2012

Primary Interests:

  • Causal Attribution
  • Helping, Prosocial Behavior
  • Person Perception
  • Social Cognition

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Journal Articles:

Other Publications:

  • Charrier, M., Rascle, O., Coffee, P., Rees, T., Higgins, N. C., & Le Foll, D. (in progress). Attributional feedback efficacy as a function of perceived expertise and status of the source.
  • Wang, Y., Higgins, N. C., Uleman, J., Michaux, A., & Vipond, D. (in review). An IAC model of person knowledge, suggested by proactive interference by traits spontaneously inferred from behaviors.

Courses Taught:

  • Motivation and Emotion
  • Research Methods
  • Social Psychology

N. C. Higgins
Department of Psychology
St. Thomas University
Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 5G3

  • Phone: (506) 452-0415
  • Fax: (506) 450-9615

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