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A member of the Reformed Church in America, several of Myers' general-audience books deal with issues related to Christian faith as well as scientific psychology. He lives in Holland, Michigan. He enjoys playing basketball and rides his bike to work year-round. He and his wife Carol Myers have three children.
Myers is a Seattle native, but resides in Holland, Michigan. He was born on September 20, 1942, in Seattle, Washington. He married his wife, Carol Peterkin Myers, while they were both still undergraduates attending Whitworth College. They have three grown children, sons Peter and Andrew and a daughter, Laura.
David G. Myers graduated from Seattle's Queen Anne High School in 1960, and soon after attended Whitworth College. Myers graduated with a B.A. in Chemistry in 1964, having been a pre-med student. Myers graduate work went in a different direction, social psychology. He received his M.A. in Social Psychology in 1966 and his Ph.D. in Social Psychology the following year at the University of Iowa.
David G. Myers spent much of his career teaching at Hope College. He worked as an assistant professor (1967), an associate professor (1970), and since 1975, full professor. He served as a visiting scholar at the Universität Mannheim (Germany), in the summer of 1974, and at the University of St. Andrews (Scotland), in 1985.
Fellowships: 1964–1965: U.S. Public Health Service Traineeship in Social Psychology 1965–1967: National Science Foundation Cooperative Graduate Fellowship 1967–1968: National Science Foundation Teaching Intern, Hope College
Fellow, American Psychological Association, 1979
Fellow, American Psychological Society, 1989
Fellow, American Association of Applied and Preventive Psychology, 1992
- Psychology Through the Eyes of Faith (1987)
- The Pursuit of Happiness: Who Is Happy--and Why (1992)
- A Quiet World: Living with Hearing Loss (2000)
- The American Paradox: Spiritual Hunger in an Age of Plenty (2000)
- Intuition: Its Powers and Perils (2002)
- What God Has Joined Together: The Christian Case for Gay Marriage (with Letha Dawson Scanzoni, 2005)
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