David S Chester, Ph.D.
808 W. Franklin St.
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In my research, I am passionate about understanding why people hurt each other. My motivation to understand human aggression grew in my undergraduate education at Warren Wilson College in North Carolina. After graduation, I honed my research skills in the University of Michigan's Aggression Research Group and as a lab manager at the University of Texas at Austin. I completed my doctorate in social psychology at the University of Kentucky under the guidance of Nathan DeWall, Ph.D. I have synthesized these experiences in psychological and neural science to better understand aggressive behavior.
In my time outside of the office, classroom and laboratory, I like to run (relatively) long distances, hike and camp, hang out with my dog Willie and build things out of rocks as a stone mason.
- PSYC 321 - Social Psychology
- PSYC 309 - Personality
- PSYC 630 - Advanced Social Psychology
Testing a Cyclical Model of Aggression and Alcohol Abuse: An fMRI Study
Role: Principal Investigator
Source: R.S. Lipman Research Fund for the Prevention of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
The Rewarding Nature of Angry Rumination in Borderline Personality Disorder: An fMRI Investigation
Source: University of Kentucky’s Office of the Vice President for Research
- 2016, Young Investigator Program Award, International Society for Research on Aggression
- 2015, Dissertation Research Award, Heritage Foundation for Personality and Social Psychology
- 2015, Dissertation Year Fellowship, University of Kentucky
- 2012, Outstanding Research Award, Society for Personality and Social Psychology