David Sherman

Psychological and Brain Sciences

Office Location

Psychology East 3809


Social Psychology, Psychology of Self-Defense, and Perceived Intergroup Polarization


  • Ph.D., Psychology, Stanford University
  • B.A., Psychology, Cornell University, Ithaca


David Sherman received his BA in psychology from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. He received his Ph.D. in psychology from Stanford University, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Health Psychology at UCLA. Since 2005, he has been a faculty member in the Department of Psychological & Brain sciences at UCSB. His research, which is supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, centers on how people respond to information and events that threaten the self.