David S. Chester Ph.D.
David S. Chester, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of social psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University. In this role, he studies the causes and consequences of two of life's most harmful experiences: aggression and rejection. Dr. Chester’s motivation to understand human aggression grew in his undergraduate education at Warren Wilson College in North Carolina. After graduation, he honed his research skills in the University of Michigan's Aggression Research Group and as a lab manager at the University of Texas at Austin. He completed his doctorate in social psychology at the University of Kentucky under the guidance of Nathan DeWall, Ph.D. He has synthesized these experiences in psychological and neural science to better understand aggressive behavior.