Myers, David G.
David G. Myers' integrative review of research on happiness shifted attention to the study of positive emotions and facilitated the emergence of positive psychology. His important work on subjective well-being has reached both scholarly and general audiences and has brought the field closer to understanding the core principles of human flourishing. He has provided direction to empirical work as well as guidance for fostering healthier and happier individuals, families, and societies. Born in Seattle on September 20, 1942, Myers received his PhD in psychology from the University of Iowa in 1967. He has spent his career at Hope College in Holland, Michigan, where he is presently the John Derk Werkman Professor of Psychology. An award-winning researcher, Myers received the Gordon Allport Prize for his work on group polarization. With his wife Carol, he has established a charitable foundation endowed by royalties from his introductory psychology texts and his general audience trade books. In 2004 the David and Carol Myers Foundation endowed the American Psychological Society Fund for Teaching and Public Understanding of Psychological Science. Myers' studies of happiness have appeared in numerous scientific and popular journals including American Psychologist, Psychological Science, Scientific American , and Psychology Today. The Pursuit of Happiness: Who is Happy and Why meticulously ... log in or subscribe to read full text
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