2024 TEDx Morehouse College Friday March 22 Friday March 22 Friday March 22

David Wall Rice

Personality Psychologist

David Wall Rice is Professor of Psychology at Morehouse College that studies strengths-based behaviors that work to understand and to elicit behavioral bests. David graduated from Morehouse with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and earned a Doctorate in Personality Psychology from Howard University. With a Masters degree in Journalism from Columbia University, David frequently applies his research to cultural criticism. His research in Personality Psychology and theory development is sharply focused on identity and self constructs. This is demonstrated in his book Balance: Advancing identity theory by engaging the Black male adolescent and the text-in-progress, The Buddy Narrative. An emphasis on “the positive” is an approach that informs David’s work in identity development that finds root in youth culture, music culture, media, politics, psychology, education and faith.