Psychologist David Myers on the Pursuit of Happiness

Written by Laura Paskin

Award-winning psychologist and author Dr. David Myers presents “Positive Psychology and the Scientific Pursuit of Happiness” on October 8. Myers, the 2014 Psychology Chair's Colloquium speaker, has been recognized by the Gordon Allport Prize, by an "honored scientist" award from the Federation of Associations in the Brain and Behavioral Sciences, by the Award for Distinguished Service on Behalf of Personality-Social Psychology, and by three honorary doctorates.  

Myers is a prolific scholar. His textbook, Social Psychology, is now in its 11th edition. In addition, he has writings have appeared in popular newspapers and magazines, including the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, and Psychology Today.

“Positive Psychology and the Scientific Pursuit of Happiness” takes place on October 8, 2014, at 12:30 p.m. in Pigott Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.

The College of Arts and Sciences, the largest college in Seattle University, offers BA and BS degrees in Psychology and a Master's in Psychology based on the existential-phenomenological-therapeutic approach.