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H88-0109. Myers, David G. (1942- ). Papers, 1967-[ongoing]. 1.00 linear ft. PARTIALLY RESTRICTED

 Collection
Identifier: H88-0109

Scope and Contents

Collection contains personal information, correspondence, news releases, articles, essays, lecture notes, oral histories, periodicals concerning many issues, advertisements, and photographs. Topics include psychology, happiness, self-bias, Christianity, ESP, pornography, stature in politics, American social recession and economic depression, marriage, children, behaviors in group interaction, and racial attitudes.

The collection is organized alphabetically by topic.

Dates

  • 1967-[ongoing]

Creator

Biography

David G. Myers was born in Seattle, Washington, in 1942. He received his B.A. (1964) from Whitworth College, and obtained an M.A. (1966) and Ph.D. (1967) from the University of Iowa.

Myers was the John Dirk Werkman Professor of Psychology at Hope College in Holland, Michigan. He has taught at Hope from 1967-2005 and has been voted “Outstanding Professor” by students. He has published eight books, as well as numerous magazine and journal articles on ESP, pride, giftedness, and psychological research and Christian belief, to name a few. His scientific articles have appeared in two dozen journals, and he has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology and the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. His most noted books include Psychology, Social Psychology, The Inflated Self: Human Illusions and the Biblical Call to Hope, Psychology Through the Eyes of Faith, and The Pursuit of Happiness: Who is Happy- and Why.

In addition to teaching and writing, Myers has been deeply involved in his college and community activities. He has chaired his city’s Human Relations Commission, helped found a thriving information assistance center for poverty-level families, and spoken to numerous community, collegiate, and religious groups.

Extent

1.00 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

David Myers was the John Dirk Werkman Professor of Psychology at Hope College in Holland, Michigan. He taught at Hope from 1967 to 2005 and was voted "Outstanding Professor" by students. He has published eight books, as well as numerous magazine and journal articles on ESP, pride, giftedness, and psychological research and Christian belief, to name a few. His scientific articles have appeared in two dozen journals, and he has served on the editorial boards of theJournal of Experimental Social Psychology and the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. His most noted books include Psychology, America’s best-selling introductory psychology text in more than a decade; Social Psychology; The Inflated Self: Human Illusions and the Biblical Call to Hope;Psychology Through the Eyes of Faith; and The Pursuit of Happiness: Who is Happy- and Why. In addition to teaching and writing, Myers has been deeply involved in his college and community activities. He has chaired the Human Relations Commission for the City of Holland, helped found a thriving information assistance center for poverty-level families, and spoken to numerous community, collegiate, and religious groups.

The collection contains personal information, correspondence, news releases, articles, essays, lecture notes, oral histories, periodicals concerning many issues, advertisements, photographs and a videotape recording Worth Publishers Presents Conversations with David G. Myers. Topics include psychology, happiness, self-bias, Christianity, ESP, pornography, stature in politics, American social recession and economic depression, marriage, children, behaviors in group interaction, and racial attitudes. Detailed Collection Register available.

Provenance

Public Relations Office/David Myers

Photographs

86 images (51 negatives, 1 minidisk in Box 1; 1 image in Box 2)

Creator

Source

Status
Completed
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Joint Archives of Holland Repository

Contact:
Theil Research Center
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Holland Michigan 49423 United States
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