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Early Career Scholars Co-Chair


Emily Fisher is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Hobart & William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY. She earned her PhD in social psychology, with a minor in political psychology, at University of Minnesota in 2011, and earned a B.A. from University of Wisconsin. Her research focuses on motivated reasoning, ideology, and community. Current lines of work include projects about whether and how science education can change students’ motivated reasoning about climate change, and how ideological identities influence the way people perceive the communities they belong to. At HWS, she teaches introductory psychology, statistics and design, and social psychology courses at introductory and advanced levels. She has been a SPSSI member since graduate school and has served on the Early Career Scholars Committee since 2016.