Richard E.


Thought, Reasoning, Consciouness, Self-Knowledge,  Intelligence, Social Processes, Culture


Theodore Newcomb Distinguished University Professor of Psychology Emeritus University of Michigan



“The most influential thinker, in my life, has been the psychologist Richard Nisbett. He basically gave me my view of the world.”

Malcolm Gladwell, The New York Times Book Review

"Richard Nisbett is one of the most influential psychologists on the planet. But he's not just an important psychologist, he's an important thinker, full stop. This memoir chronicles a truly extraordinary life of scientific discovery, interdisciplinary dialogue and public engagement. It's astonishing how many of Nisbett's remarkable discoveries resonate far beyond his home field: in philosophy, no psychologist, with the possible exceptions of Freud, Skinner, and Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman, has had as much impact on how foundational issues are conceived."

John Doris, Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University