received his psychology Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. He has spent his career at Hope College in Michigan, where he has taught dozens of introductory psychology sections. Hope College students have invited him to be their commencement speaker and voted him “outstanding professor.”
His research and wntings have been recognized by the Gordon Allport Intergroup Relations Prize, by a 2010 Honored Scientist award from the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences, by a 2010 Award for Service on Behalf of Personality and Social Psychology, by a 2013 Presidential Citation from the American Psychological Association (APA) Division 2, and by three honorary doctorates.
Myers’ scientific articles have, with support from National Science Foundation grants, appeared in three dozen scientific periodicals, including Science, American Scientist. Psychological Sciaice, and American Psychologist. In addition to his scholarly writing and his textbooks for introductory and social psychology, he also digests psychological science for the general public.
His writings have appeared in four dozen magazines, from Today’s Education to Sciaitific American. I le also has authored five general audience books, including The Pursuit of Happiness and Intuition: Its Powers and Perils.
David Myers has chaired his city’s Human Relations Commission, helped found a thriving assistance center for families in poverty, and spoken to hundreds of college, community, and high school groups (including AP* Psychology conferences, an AP® Psychology Reading. Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools, and the National Council for Social Studies Psychology Community).
He also served on the APA’s working group that created the 2010 revision of the National Standards for High School Psychology Curricula. Drawing on his experience, Myers has written dozens of articles and a book (A Quiet World) about hearing loss, and he is advocating a transformation in American assistive listening technology.
He bikes to work year-round and plays regular pickup basketball. David and Carol Myers have raised two sons and a daughter, and have one granddaughter.
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