Donald W. Fiske

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Donald W. Fiske
Born c. 1917
Lincoln, Nebraska, U.S.
Died April 6, 2003
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Residence Hyde Park, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Alma mater Harvard University
University of Michigan
Occupation Psychologist
Employer University of Chicago
Spouse(s) Barbara Page
Children 1 son (Alan Fiske), 1 daughter (Susan Fiske)

Donald W. Fiske (c. 1917 - April 6, 2003) was an American psychologist.

Early life[edit]

Donald W. Fiske was born circa 1917 in Lincoln, Nebraska.[1] He grew up in Medford, Massachusetts.[1] He graduated from Harvard University and earned a PhD from the University of Michigan.[1]


Fiske was a professor of psychology at the University of Chicago.[1]

Fiske specialized in methodological issues in personality, ability, and trait research. He was, with Donald T. Campbell, co-author of a paper regarding the multitrait-multimethod approach to evaluating construct validity.[2]

Personal life and death[edit]

Fiske had a wife, Barbara Page, a son, Alan Fiske (who became a professor of anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles), and a daughter, Susan Fiske (who became a social psychologist at Princeton University).[1] He resided in Hyde Park, Chicago,[1] where he died on April 6, 2003.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Donald W. Fiske". The University of Chicago News Office. The University of Chicago. April 10, 2003. Retrieved June 23, 2017. 
  2. ^ Campbell, D.T., & Fiske, D.W. (1959) Convergent and discriminant validation by the multitrait-multimethod matrix. Psychological Bulletin, 56, 81-105