Eugene Borgida

Eugene Borgida is Professor of Psychology and Law at the University of Minnesota. He is a Morse-Alumni Distinguished Professor of Psychology and held the Fesler-Lampert Chair in Urban and Regional Affairs for 2002-2003. In addition, Borgida is an Adjunct Professor of Political Science, and has served as Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Political Psychology, which he co-founded, and Co-Editor of the journal, Political Psychology. From 1992-95 he was Associate Dean and Executive Officer of the College of Liberal Arts, and from 1996-99 he served as chair of the Psychology Department. Borgida's research has been funded by NIMH, NIH, NSF, and The Pew Charitable Trusts. He received the Distinguished Teacher Award from the College of Liberal Arts and the system-wide Morse-Alumni Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education in 1989. With L. Rudman, Borgida won the 1994 Gordon Allport Intergroup Relations Prize, and in 1989, he and colleagues J.L. Sullivan and J. Aldrich won the Heinz Eulau Award for the best paper published in the American Political Science Review. He is a Fellow of the Association of Psychological Science (APS), a Fellow in several divisions of the American Psychological Association (APA), and an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He has served on the Board of Directors for the APS and the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) and is Board Vice President of the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences (FABBS) through 2019. Borgida's research interests include social cognition, attitudes and persuasion, psychology and law, and political psychology.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: University of Michigan, 1976.
  • B.A.: Wesleyan University, 1971.

Curriculum Vitae


  • political psychology
  • psychology and law
  • social psychology
Courses Taught
  • Psy 5202 - Attitudes and Social Behavior
  • Psy 8201 - Social Cognition
  • Psy 8205 - Proseminar: Research in Social Psychology
  • Psy 8211 - Proseminar in Political Psychology I
  • Psy 8212 - Proseminar in Political Psychology II
  • Psy 8993 - Directed Studies: Special Areas of Psychology and Related Sciences - Research Program
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota: 1992 - 1995
  • Chair, Psychology Department, University of Minnesota: 1996 - 1999
  • Co-Director, Co-Founder, Center for the Study of Political Psychology, University of Minnesota:
  • Co-Editor, Political Psychology:
  • Professor, Law School, University of Minnesota:
  • Beyond Common Sense: Psychological Science in the Courtroom.. Borgida, Eugene, & Fiske, S.T, Wiley-Blackwell, Co-Editor, 2008.
  • Borgida, E., & Bargh, J. (Eds.), (2015). APA Handbook of Personality and Social Psychology: Attitudes and Social Cognition, Volume 1. Washington, DC: APA Books.
  • Fiske, S.T., & Borgida, E. (2008). Providing expert knowledge for the legal system: Social science in an adversary context. Annual Review of Law and Social Science, 4, 123-148.
  • Borgida, E., Sullivan, J.L., & Federico, C. (Eds.) (2009). The political psychology of democratic citizenship. New York: Oxford University Press
  • Kovera, M.B., & Borgida, E. (2010). Social psychology and law. In D. Gilbert, S.T. Fiske, & G. Lindzey (eds.), Handbook of social psychology, Fifth Edition, Volume 2 (1343-1385). John Wiley & Sons.
  • Hunt, C.V., Kim, A., Borgida, E., & Chaiken, S. (2010). Revisiting the self-interest versus. values debate: The role of temporal perspective. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 46, 1155-1158.
  • Fisher, E.L., Deason, G., Borgida, E., & Oyamot, C. (2011). A model of authoritarianism, social norms, and personal values: Implications for Arizona law enforcement and immigration policy. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, 1-15.
  • Fiske, S.T., & Borgida, E. (2011). Standards for using social psychological evidence in employment discrimination cases. Temple Law Review, 83, 867-876.
  • Fiske, S.T., & Borgida, E. (2011). Best practices: How to evaluate psychological science for use by organizations. Research in Organizational Behavior, 31, 253-275.
  • Oyamot, C.M., Jr., Fisher, E.L., Deason, G., & Borgida, E. (2012). Attitudes toward immigrants: The interactive role of the authoritarian predisposition, social norms, and humanitarian values. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48, 97-105
  • Deason, G., & Borgida, E. (2012). The limits of common sense: A social-psychological approach to research on decisional biases in labor and employment arbitration. In M.I. Lurie & N. Kauffman (Eds.), Arbitration 2012: Varieties of the Arbitration Experience. Proceedings of the National Academy of Arbitrators. (219-248). Arlington VA: BNA Books.
  • Distinguished Service Award, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, 2013
  • Elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 2012
  • College of Liberal Arts Scholars of the College, University of Minnesota, 2000
  • College Liberal Arts Teaching Award, University of Minnesota, 1989
  • Morse Amoco/Alumni Teaching Award, University of Minnesota, 1989