David Nussbaum is a social psychologist who works at the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago. He received his Ph.D. from Stanford in 2008 under the advisorship of Claude Steele and Carol Dweck. Dave grew up in Vancouver, Canada, and has lived in Chicago with his wife and two sons since 2009.

Dave is the editor of the SPSP blog, Character and Context, and has written for various publications in an effort to bring a well-grounded but accessible account of psychology to the public. Currently, Dave is working on a book, tentatively titled the Psychology of Nothing, exploring social psychology through the lens of the television series Seinfeld.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Psychological Association
  • Association for Psychological Science
  • Society for Personality and Social Psychology
  • Midwestern Psychological Association