Social psychologist David G. Myers is an award-winning
researcher (the Gordon Allport Prize for his studies of group influence), an
award-winning teacher, and a communicator of psychological science to college
students and the general public.
His scientific research, supported by National Science Foundation grants and
fellowships, has appeared in two dozen periodicals, including Science,
the American Scientist, the American Psychologist, and Psychological
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 religious
- 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
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