About Dr. Helen E. Fisher, PhD

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Helen E. Fisher is a Senior Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute, Indiana University and a member of the Center for Human Evolutionary Studies in the Department of Anthropology, Rutgers University. From 1984 to 1994 she was Research Associate in the Department of Anthropology at The American Museum of Natural History. She received her PhD in Physical Anthropology at the University of Colorado with a dissertation on the evolution of human female sexuality and the origin of the nuclear family. 

She is currently studying the biological basis of personality and is a pioneer in examining the neurochemistry of leadership and innovation. Using data collected from her questionnaire, the Fisher Temperament Inventory Test, taken by over 14 million people in 40 countries, as well as her knowledge of genetics, brain architecture (using fMRI) and neurochemistry, Helen discusses four broad styles of thinking and behaving associated with four specific brain systems.  She gives detailed data on how to recognize and influence each temperament style and how individuals of each temperament dimension are predisposed to think, work, buy, innovate, follow and lead.  

She has written six internationally best-selling books and many articles on the brain science of human social behavior.