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Dr. David Simpson

Professor of Psychology 262.524.7252 dsimpson@carrollu.edu Rankin Hall 211




  • Ohio State University, Ph.D.
  • Ohio State University, M.A.
  • Oberlin College, A.B.

Areas of Specialization

Social psychology; Statistics and experimental design.

Scholarly and Professional Achievements


Simpson, D. D. (2004). Bare-Bones Statistics: Whetting the Appetite or Malnourishing? PsycCRITIQUES, 49(3).

Simpson, D. D. (2004). Is There a Need for Yet Another SPSS Book? PsycCRITIQUES, 49(1).

Simpson, D. D. (2004). The Devil Is in the Details: What Social Psychology Can Tell Us About Good and Evil. PsycCRITIQUES, 49 (10).

Simpson, D. D. (2004). Counteracting Humpty Dumpty: Clarifying the Construct of Emotional Intelligence. PsycCRITIQUES, 49 (9).

Simpson, D. D. (2005). Beyond Shibboleths and Political Correctness:  Redirecting Research Toward Diversity in Advertising. PsycCRITIQUES, 50 (4).

Simpson, D. D. (2005). Ruminations About What Turns Us On. PsycCRITIQUES, 50 (8).

Simpson, D. D.; Braun, M.M. (2005). Progressing from Doing to Understanding Statistics. PsycCRITIQUES, 50 (17).

Simpson, D. D. (2005). Using Social Psychology to Ameliorate the Human Condition: An Inspirational Student-Friendly Introduction and Guide. PsycCRITIQUES, 50 (19).

Simpson, D. D. (2005). Rethinking the Root Causes of Human Behavior. PsycCRITIQUES, 50 (23).

Simpson, D. D. (2005). The State of the Art and the Science of Persuasion. PsycCRITIQUES. 50, (28).

Simpson, D. D. (2005). Much Ado About Something: What Is Requisite to Know about Research Design and Methodology? PsycCRITIQUES. 50 (32).

Simpson, D. D. (2005). Riddles of Human Behavior: An Economist Models the Powers of Exuberant Intellectual Curiosity. 

PsycCRITIQUES. 50 (36).

Simpson, D. D. (2005) A Rose by Any Other Name? Statistical Analyses for Communication Researchers. PsycCRITIQUES, 50 (42).

Simpson, D. D. (2005) Words to the “Whys”: Sagacity Revisited. PsycCRITIQUES, 50 (51).

Simpson, D. D. (2005). A Pocketful of Clinical Advice. PsycCRITIQUES. 51 (21).

Simpson, D. D. (2006) Something Old and Many Things New: Wedding Classic and Contemporary Social Cognition Research. PsycCRITIQUES. 51 (23).

Simpson, D. D. & Robinson, W. J. (2006). Mindful Reflections: Influences, Impact, and New Directions of Howard Gardner. PsycCRITIQUES. 51 (46).

Simpson, D. D. (2007) Lessons Learned from a Reality TV Show?  PsycCRITIQUES,. 52 (1).

Simpson, D. D. (2007). Striving, Thriving, and Conniving to Become a Successful Scientist. PsycCRITIQUES, 52, Release 33, Article 112.

Simpson, D. D. (in press). Best Practices in Need of Improvement: Developing Emotional Intelligence. PsycCRITIQUES.

Service to Carroll University and Profession

Institutional Service

  • Director of Institutional Research, Carroll College, January 1984 -1990
  • Carroll College Assembly President and Faculty President, 1999 - 2000; 2005 - 2007
  • Chair, Department of Psychology 2002 - 2004
  • American Psychological Association 1971 -present
  • American Association of University Professors 1978 - present
  • American Psychological Society, 1988 - present
  • External Recruitment Advisory Board, Biomedical Graduate School of Medical College of Wisconsin, 2007 - 2008
  • Council of Undergraduate Research 2006 - present.
  • National Office of Teaching Resources in Psychology “Project Lecture” Task Force Member, 2007 - 2008

Professional Service

  • Editorial Board Member PsycCRITIQUES, 2005 – present.

Honors and Awards


  • National Merit Scholarship, Oberlin College, 1967-71
  • National Defense Education Act (Title IV) Fellowship, The Ohio State University, 1971-74
  • Norman and Louise Allhiser Award for Teaching Excellence, Carroll College, May 1992
  • Recipient of nine Carroll College Educational innovations / Research Grants
  • Recipient of WebSurveyor Academic Grant Program Award 2004 - 2007
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