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Since earning his bachelor's degree and Ph.D. in personality psychology from the University of Michigan, David P. Schmitt, Ph.D., has authored or co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. He also has given more than 100 presentations in the United States and throughout the world, including addresses in Australia, Austria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, South Korea, Switzerland, Turkey, and the UK. He is founder and director of the International Sexuality Description Project (ISDP). The ISDP is among the largest-ever cross-cultural research teams, involving over 200 psychologists from nearly 60 countries around the world whose collaborative studies investigate how culture, personality, and gender combine to influence sexual attitudes and behaviors. Schmitt was named a Caterpillar Professor of Psychology in 2008, received the Samuel Rothberg Professional Excellence Award in 2006, and served two terms as Chair of the Psychology Department at Bradley University from 2005-2010. Since 2017, he has served as Professor and Director of the Centre for Culture and Evolution at Brunel University London.

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