Don E. Davis Jr., Ph.D.
Room: 974 COE
Phone: (404) 413-8195
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Georgia State University
P.O. Box 3980
Atlanta, GA 30302-3980
- Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, 2011
- M.S., Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, 2008
- M.A., Richmont Graduate University, Atlanta, GA, 2006
- B.A., Yale University, New Haven, CT, 2003
MAJOR AREAS OF INTEREST:
My research program generally falls under the umbrella of positive psychology. Our lab, called Humility and the Advancement of Positive Psychology Interventions, generally studies the virtues humility, forgiveness, and gratitude. Our lab does both basic and applied research. We also do some work on spirituality as an aspect of diversity.
Here are a few examples of our ongoing work:
Humility in couples: we have started several longitudinal studies that bring couples into the lab. We video-tape interactions (in one we access physiological reactions) and have them complete self- and other-report measures. In one of these studies, we are specifically focused on couples where one or both partners are religious/spiritual leaders.
Microaggressions and cultural humility in psychotherapy: we are conducting a series of studies that borrow on methods of studying interpersonal offenses to study identity-related offenses that occur in counseling.
Gratitude and bullying: we are conducting a two-year study with middle school students to examine how gratitude and forgiveness are related to bullying-related outcomes.
Meta-analysis of self-forgiveness: we are working on a quantitative literature review of studies on self-forgiveness.
If you want to learn more about our work, the following articles will provide a good introduction:
- Burnette, J. L., McCullough, M. E., Van Tongeren, D. R., Davis, D. E. (in press). Forgiveness Results From Integrating Information About Relationship Value and Exploitation Risk. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, in press.
- Davis, D. E., Worthington, E. L., Hook, J. N., Hill, P. C. (in press). Research on Religion/Spirituality and Forgiveness: A Meta-Analytic Review. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, in press.
- Davis, D. E., Worthington, E. L., Jr., Hook, J. N., Emmons, R., Hill, P. C., & Van Tongeren, D. (in press). Humility and the Development and Repair of Social Bonds: Two Longitudinal Studies. Self and Identity, in press.
- Davis, D. E., Hook, J. N., Van Tongeren, D. R., & Worthington, E. L., Jr. (2011). Sanctification of forgiveness.Journal of Religion and Spirituality, 4, 31-39.
- Davis, D. E., Hook, J. N., Worthington, E. L., Jr., Van Tongeren, D. R., Gartner, A. L., & Jennings, D. J. II., Emmons, R. (2011). Relational humility: Conceptualizing and measuring humility as a personality judgment,Journal of Personality Assessment, 225-234.
- Davis, D. E., Worthington, E. L., Jr., & Hook, J. N. (2010). Relational humility: A review of definitions and measurement strategies, Journal of Positive Psychology, 5, 243-252.
- Davis, D. E., Worthington, E. L., Jr., Hook, J. N., Van Tongeren, D. R., Green, J. D., & Jennings, D. J. II (2009). Relational spirituality and the development of the Similarity of the Offender’s Spirituality (SOS) Scale. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 1, 249-262.
- Hook, J. N., Worthington, E. L., Jr., Davis, D. E., Gartner, A. L., Jennings, J., & Hook, J. P. (2010). Empirically supported religious and spiritual therapies. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 66(1), 46-72.
- Worthington, E. L., Jr., Hook, J. N., Davis, D. E., & McDaniel, M. (2011). Religion and spirituality. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 67, 204-214.