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N. C. Higgins

N. C. Higgins

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Professor Higgins' research interests are in attribution theory and person perception. Dr. Higgins investigates attributional styles in person perception and in self-perception, and the role of those styles in social, health, and achievement behavior. Measurement issues in attributional style research are an ongoing focus. Reactions of observers to those in chronic pain is an applied research focus. Dr. Higgins is also examining spontaneous causal inferences. ResearcherID# C-4522-2012

Primary Interests:

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

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Other Publications:

  • Higgins, N. C., Bailey, S.J., LaChapelle, D. L., Harman, K., & Hadjistavropoulos, T. (in review). Coping styles, pain expressiveness, and implicit theories of chronic pain.
  • Rascle, O., Le Foll, D., Charrier, M., Higgins, N. C., Rees, T., & Coffee, P. (in review). Durability and generalization of attribution-based feedback following failure: Effects on expectations and behavioral persistence.
  • Wang, Y.E., Higgins, N. C., Uleman, J.S., Michaux, A., & Vipond, D. (in review). An interactive activation and competition (IAC) model of trait knowledge of persons, 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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