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David Myers

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.

In recognition of his efforts to transform the way America provides assistive listening for people with hearing loss (see, he received “the 2011 American Academy of Audiology Presidential Award,” the Walter T. Ridder Award from the Hearing Loss Association of America, and Oticon's 2013 hearing Advocacy Award. In 2013 he was appointed to represent Americans with hearing loss on the Advisory Council of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communications Disorders.

David with Allie

He is a Seattle native, an all-weather bicyclist, and an avid noontime basketball player and fan of his college's basketball teams. David and Carol Myers married while undergraduates at Whitworth College and are parents of three adult children, sons Peter (married to Danielle) and Andrew (married to Melinda), a daughter, Laura, and one grandchild, Allie (right). Carol is the creator of a world class website offering information and resources related to the real Santa Claus, St. Nicholas.

Also available:

  • Career recap from 2012 News from Hope (Hope College publication)
  • Article on David's hearing advocacy in APA Monitor.
  • Interview with David in Teaching of Psychology.
  • David's reflections on teaching through writing.
  • Interview with David in Journal of Psychological Inquiry.
  • Download a PDF of David's complete resume.
  • "Morphed Myers" - created by son Andrew Myers as a demonstration of human development from infancy to age 53 (requires QuickTime plugin to view the slow-to-load 5MB MOV file) OR download the ZIP file).
  • Photo of David.
  • Interview with David (2017) by Society for Teaching in Psychology.
  • 2017 podcast interview (55 minutes) with David by Garth Neufeld.