John M. Davis Ph.D.


 John M. Davis Ph.D.
(512) 245-3162
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UAC 253N
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John Davis is not currently accepting new Graduate Students.

Research Interests

General Information

My research focuses on interpersonal and intergroup relations.

In my lab, we examine cognitive and social influences on interpersonal attitudes, interpersonal attraction, attraction to groups, intergroup conflict, perceptions of justice and injustice, and international psychology.


Experimental Psychology

International Psychology


Quantitative Psychology

Social Psychology

Career Advising Interests

General Information

I can be particularly helpful to students interested in international psychology, as well as those interested in statistics, research design, and in graduate school preparation and application.

Experimental Psychology

International Psychology

Social Psychology



John M. Davis is Professor of Psychology and Honorary Professor of International Studies at Texas State University. He is a former President of the Southwestern Psychological Association and of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology. He earned M. S. and Ph. D. degrees in Experimental Psychology from the University of Oklahoma, M. A. T and B. A. degrees in Psychology from Oklahoma City University. He completed advanced coursework in German Language and Literature, and in Psychology at the University of Heidelberg and at the University of Erlangen in Germany. He has conducted research projects and/or taught psychology in the US, Germany, England, Canada, and Hong Kong and has presented his research in more than fifteen countries. He has published numerous journal articles and book chapters. He regularly teaches courses in statistics and international psychology, and has taught introductory psychology, social psychology, personality, learning, research methods, and directs an active research program with the help of graduate and undergraduate students.

Favorite Quote

"Love your neighbor as yourself."

"Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.

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