Social psychologist David Myers is a communicator of psychological science
to college students and the general public.
His scientific writings, supported by National Science Foundation grants and
fellowships, have appeared in three dozen academic periodicals,
including Science, the American Scientist, the American
Psychologist, and Psychological Science.
David has digested psychological research for the public through articles in
four dozen magazines, from Scientific American to Christian
Century, and through seventeen books, including general interest books and textbooks.
His research and writings have been recognized by the Gordon Allport Prize,
by an "honored scientist" award from the
Federation of Associations in the Brain and Behavioral Sciences, by the Award
for Distinguished Service on Behalf of Personality-Social Psychology, and by
three honorary doctorates.
Myers has digested psychological research for the public through articles in
more than two dozen magazines, from Scientific American to Christian
Century, and through a dozen books:
- In The Pursuit of Happiness: Who Is Happy--and Why
(Morrow, 1992; Avon, 1993), and in some 400 media interviews and invited
lectures, he has challenged Americas individualism and materialism and
affirmed the significance of positive traits, committed relationships, and
- In The American Paradox: Spiritual Hunger in an Age of Plenty
(Yale University Press, 2000) he explores our post-1960 material
prosperity and social recession, and suggests a road to renewal.
- In A Quiet World: Living with Hearing Loss (Yale
University Press, 2000), he offers a first-person account of the hard of
hearing experience and information about new assistive technologies.
- In Intuition: Its Powers and Perils (Yale
University Press, September, 2002), he explores our remarkable capacity
for unconscious, automatic thinking along with the potential pitfalls of
unchecked intuition. He also offers focused analyses of intuitions related
to investing, interviewing, risk-taking, gambling, sports, and clinical
and psychic judgments.
- His texts, Psychology, 6th ed., Exploring
Psychology, 4th ed., Social Psychology, 6th ed., and Exploring
Social Psychology, 2nd ed. are studied by students at some 1000
colleges and universities and translated into eight languages.
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