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David Myers received his B.A. in chemistry from Whitworth University, and his psychology Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. He has spent his career at Hope College, 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 writings 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 APA Division 2, by his 2015 election as an American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow, and by three dozen honorary doctorates.
With support from National Science Foundation grants, Myers' scientific articles have appeared in three dozen scientific periodicals, including Science, American Scientist, Psychological Science, and the 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 Scientific American. He 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 professional groups worldwide. Drawing on his experience, he also has written articles and a book (A Quiet World) about hearing loss, and he is advocating a transformation in American assistive listening technology (see www.hearingloop.org). For his leadership, he received an American Academy of Audiology Presidential Award in 2011, and the Hearing Loss Association of America Walter T. Ridder Award in 2012.
He bikes to work year-round and plays daily pick-up basketball. David and Carol Myers have raised two sons and a daughter, and have one granddaughter.
Matthew Nock is a Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. Matt received his B.A. from Boston University (1995) and his Ph.D. from Yale University (2003), and he completed his clinical internship at Bellevue Hospital and the New York University Child Study Center (2003). Matt joined the faculty of Harvard University in 2003 and has been there ever since. While an undergraduate, Matt became very interested in the question of why people do things to intentionally harm themselves, and he has been conducting research aimed at answering this question ever since. His research is multidisciplinary in nature and uses a range of methodological approaches (e.g., epidemiologic surveys, laboratory-based experiments, and clinic-based studies) to better understand how these behaviors develop, how to predict them, and how to prevent their occurrence. He has received multiple teaching awards at Harvard and also four early career awards recognizing his research, and in 2011, he was named a MacArthur Fellow.
Andrew M. Pomerantz is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Clinical Psychology Graduate Program at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE). For over two decades, he has taught Introduction to Psychology as well as undergraduate and graduate courses related to clinical psychology. His research on teaching in psychology has been published in Teaching of Psychology, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology, and Training and Education in Professional Psychology, and been presented at conferences of the American Psychological Association and the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology. He has served on the editorial boards of Journal of Clinical Psychology, Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, and Ethics & Behavior. At SIUE, Pomerantz has received the Paul Simon Outstanding Teacher-Scholar Award and was an invited member of the Peer Consultant Team of the Excellence in Learning and Teaching Initiative. He is also the author of the textbook Clinical Psychology: Science, Practice, and Culture.
His research focuses on various topics within clinical psychology, especially those related to ethical and professional issues. He has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Clinical Psychology, Ethics & Behavior, and the Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy. He maintains a part-time private practice of psychotherapy in St. Louis, Missouri, where he sees adults and children with a wide range of issues and disorders. He also served two terms as president of Psychotherapy Saint Louis, a multidisciplinary therapist organization.
He earned his B.A. degree in psychology from Washington University in St. Louis and his M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Saint Louis University. He completed his predoctoral internship at the Indiana University School of Medicine Psychology Training Consortium.
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