David Dunning

David Dunning is a nationally-acclaimed psychologist. A professor of psychology at Cornell University, he has also taught at Yale, the University of Michigan, and the University of Cologne (Germany). He has published over 135 scholarly journal articles, and he is President of the Society for the Study of Motivation. His work has been featured in numerous media outlets like the New York Times, U.S. News & World Report, NPR, and The CBS Early Show. His work has also been the subject of a critically-praised documentary, and was even mentioned in a Doonesbury cartoon.

David Dunning on Gen Jones:
David personally identifes as part of Gen Jones, and has discussed it publicly in various contexts. In reponse to the comment “This is what makes us Gen X.  We got Andy Gibb instead of Janis Joplin,” David said in December 2022: “I tend to think of us more as Generation Jones, still Boomers technically but late, more “Miss You” than “Satisfaction.”  In March 2020, he wrote about the long hold Baby Boomers have had on the American Presidency: “Two notes.  First, as a Gen Joneser (late boomer)\, I’m as ready to move on as everyone.  Second, if elected, Biden would be the first (and I assume the only) Silent Gen president.”

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