Steven J. Heine

Steven Heine
Steven J. Heine
Professor of Psychology, University of British Columbia; Author, DNA Is Not Destiny

STEVEN J. HEINE is a professor of social and cultural psychology and distinguished university scholar at the University of British Columbia. His research focuses on meaning, genetic essentialism, and cultural influences on motivations. He has published over seventy articles in such periodicals as Science, Nature, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, and Psychological Review. He received the Distinguished Scientist Early Career Award for Social Psychology from the American Psychological Association in 2003 and the Career Trajectory Award from the Society of Experimental Social Psychology in 2011.

He is the author of DNA Is Not Destiny: The Remarkable, Completely Misunderstood Relationship between You and Your Genes.