David Myers


Hope College 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 for introductory and social psychology. 

He is a trustee of his alma mater, Whitworth University, of the John Templeton Foundation, and of the Institute for American Values, “which seeks to bring together left and right, gay and straight, into a new pro-marriage coalition” (see here).

In his contribution to this “Respectful Conversation” David offers evidence that a) sexual orientation is a natural, enduring disposition, and that b) on balance, the world would be a happier and healthier place if, for all people, love, sex, and marriage routinely went together. That is also the gist of his book, with Letha Dawson Scanzoni, What God Has Joined Together: The Christian Case for Gay Marriage.