Douglas A. Davis

Curriculum Vita

Permanent address:

791 College Ave. #2
Haverford, PA 19041
(610) 610 649 7717

Summer address:

32301 Chiarella Drive
Breezy Point, MN 56472
(218) 562 4904



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·         1981 - 1983: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University: Harvard Adolescence Project

·         1974 Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor: Personality Psychology

·         1966 B.A., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis: Psychology

Occupational History

·         2006-present Emeritus Professor of Psychology, Haverford College

·         2002-2006 Benjamin Collins Professor of Social Sciences, Haverford College

·         1972-2006 Department of Psychology, Haverford College
Courses taught:

·         Foundations of Personality

·         Adolescence

·         Adolescence lab

·         Theories of Personality

·         1972 Trainee Development Officer, U.S. Peace Corps Training (India)

·         1971 Cross-Cultural Coordinator, U.S. Peace Corps Training (Morocco)

·         1967-1970 Teaching Fellow, University of Michigan

Professional Activities

·         Haverford College: Assistant to the Provost for Information Technology (2000-01), member of Haverford “CIO” group

·         Haverford College: Faculty Seminar in the Humanities (1998-99): Trauma, Displacement, Memory

·         Middle East Studies Association: Chair, Committee on Electronic Communications

·         National Institute for Technology and Liberal Education (NITLE): Director, Al Musharaka: A Collaborative for Teaching and Research in Islam, the Middle East, and Arab Culture. Arab Culture and Civilization site.

·         Philadelphia Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology: Organizer and Chair of Freud Study Group

·         PSYCOLOQUY, a refereed electronic journal sponsored by the American Psychological Association: Personality Psychology member, editorial board

·         Society for Cross-Cultural Research. Past President and Program Chair (1995)

·         Webster's Weekly, a World Wide Web features magazine: Author of "Erotic Computing," a column on sex and gender issues in personal computer and Internet use


·         Advice to Honor Council (April 18, 2001).

·         Isaac Sharpless and the Psychology 109 HyperSyllabus (Rufus Jones Newsletter, 2000.)

Internet/Computer Consulting Activities, Talks, and Web-pages

·         March-April, 2008: A series of talks to youth in Morocco on “Blogs and the US Election,” sponsored by the Public Affaris Office of the US Embassy, Rabat, Morocco

·         February, 2005: Madrasa, Satellite, Cyber: New Media and the Negotiation of Muslim Values. Mershon Center. Ohio State University. Columbus

·         October, 2002: Freud and CyberCulture: Massively-Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games as a Social Laboratory. Paper presented at the Workshop on Cultural Impact on Technology Development in European and Islamic Countries. Al Akawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco. October 28-30

·         February, 2001: Information Technology and a Haverford College Education: presentation to the Educational Affairs Committee of the Board of Managers

·         April, 2000: Sidi ROM: Coming of Age in the Time of the Internet. University of Washington, Seattle

·         1999: Haverford College: award for technological innovation in teaching:

·         1998: Pennsyvania Humanities Council: Commonwealth Speaker

·         Coming of Age in the Global Media Culture

·         Classrooms in Cyberspace: The Coming Revolution in Education

·         April 16, 1998: Panelist: "Seeing Ourselves: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow." Berks Community Television, Reading, PA

·         September 18/October 2, 1997: Quadrangle and the Net. A lecture demo for a retirment community

·         November 15, 1996: Morocco and the Web. Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University

·         May, 1996: Bringing the Networked Future to Morocco: An Interim Report. Report on Morocco Fulbright Project

·         October, 1995- May, 1996: Moroccan-American Commission (Fulbright) grant, Bringing the Networked Future to Morocco. Sponsored seminars and lectures.

·         May, 1995: Invited participant, workshop leader, Ecunet 95: Ministry in Cyberspace: Baltimore MD.

·         May, 1994: World Wide Web layout and hypertext markup language for Marrakesh Express, an online Moroccan textile gallery and shop.

·         1994: Invited participant in international conference, "Les Premières Journées Internet au Maroc," Rabat, October 17-19.

·         1994: Friends School Haverford: Chair of committee to design and implement networked computer learning center with $150000 grant from Pew Charitable Trust

·         1992: World Bank: Statistical analysis of data for Ziz-Tafilalet (Morocco) water-use project

·         1987: National Institute for Statistics and Applied Economics (INSEA), Rabat, Morocco: seminar on DOS-based spreadsheet resources

·         1983: EDUCOM Consulting Group: Social science member of consulting team to Trinity College, Hartford, CT

·         1982: USAID (Rabat, Morocco): Ministry of Health: Installation and training for Apple II-based statistical system

Selected Papers and Publications

Davis, D.A. (1976). On being detectably sane in insane places: Base rates and psychodiagnosis. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 85, 416-422.

Davis, D. A. and Widseth, J.C. (1977). Prediction of college counseling service use: The problem of base rates. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 33, 995-100.

Wagner, D.A., & Davis, D.A. (1978). The necessary and the sufficient in cross-cultural research (comment). American Psychologist, 33, 857-858.

Davis, D. A. (1979). What's in a name: A Bayesian rethinking of attributional biases in clinical judgment. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 42, 1109-1114.

Davis, D.A. (1987). Formal operational thought and the Moroccan adolescent. In J. Valsiner (Ed.) Cultural context and child development: Towards a culture-inclusive developmental psychology. Hofgrefe, 1988.

Davis, S.S., & Davis, D.A. (1989). Adolescence in a Moroccan town: Making social sense. Rutgers University Press.

Davis, D.A. (1990a). Freud's unwritten case. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 7, 185-209.

Davis, D.A. (1990b). Abortion and its discontents: Reproductive psychodynamics in early psychoanalysis. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Boston, August.

Davis, D.A. (1990c). Writing Freud. transcription of Haverford College Faculty Research Talk, November 29, 1990.

Davis, D.A. (1992) Belling Hélène. Review of Hélène Cixous, "Coming to writing" and other essays. Postmodern Culture, v.2 n.2 (January, 1992).

Davis, D.A. (1993). Accounting Freud: Review of The Diary of Sigmund Freud: A Record of the Final Decade. Contemporary Psychology, 38, 1315-1316.

Davis, S.S., & Davis, D.A. (1993). Dilemmas of adolescence: Courtship, sex, and marriage in Moroccan town. In D.L Bowen and E.A. Early (Eds.) Everyday life in the contemporary Muslim Middle East, Indiana University Press, pp. 84-90.

Davis, D.A., & Davis, S.S. (1993). Sexual values in a Moroccan town. In W.J. Lonner & R.S. Malpass (Eds.) Psychology and culture. Needham Heights: Allyn and Bacon, pp. 225-230.

Davis, D.A. (1994). A theory for the 90s: Freud's seduction theory in historical context. Psychoanalytic Review, 81, 627-640.

Davis, D.A. (1995). Modernizing the sexes: Changing gender relations in a Moroccan town. In A. Schlegel (Ed.) Special Issue on Adolescence. Ethos, 23, 69-78.

Davis, D.A., & Davis, S.S. (1995). Possessed by love: Gender and romance in Morocco. In W. Jankowiak (Ed.) Romantic passion: A universal experience? New York: Columbia University Press. pp. 219-238

Davis, D.A., & Davis, S.S. (1995). Love Conquers All? Changing Gender Relations in a Moroccan Town. In E.J. Fernea (Ed.) Children in the Muslim Middle East. Austin: The University of Texas Press.

Davis, S.S., & Davis, D.A. (1995). "The mosque and the satellite": Media and adolescence in a Moroccan town. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 24, 577-593.

Davis, D.A. (1997). Jung in the Psychoanalytic movement. In P. Young-Eisendrath & T. Dawson (Eds.). Cambridge Companion to Jung. Cambridge University Press.

Davis, D.A. (2003a). Milennial Teaching. Academe, v. 89, 1, pp. 19-22.

Davis, D.A.. (2003b). Virtual Science: Dreams, Memexes, and MMORPGs. Notes for The Collins Professorship Talk. February 21, 2003.

Davis, D.A. (2007). Review of Deborah L. Wheeler. The Internet in the Middle East: Global Expectations and Local Imaginations in Kuwait. International Journal of Middle East Studies, 39, pp. 302-304 Cambridge University Press.

Davis, D.A. (2008). Review of Linda Hopkins. False Self: The Life of Masud Khan. Psychologist-Psychoanalyst, Winter 2008, 28, pp. 29-33.