Donald W. Fiske

Donald W. Fiske (August 27, 1916 – April 6, 2003) was an American psychologist.

Donald W. Fiske
BornAugust 27, 1916
DiedApril 6, 2003 (aged 86)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Alma materHarvard University
University of Michigan
EmployerUniversity of Chicago
Spouse(s)Barbara Page
Children1 son (Alan Fiske), 1 daughter (Susan Fiske)

Early lifeEdit

Donald W. Fiske was born on August 27, 1916 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 deathEdit

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 professor of Psychology and Public Affairs 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