David P. Schmitt
Alma materUniversity of Michigan
Scientific career
FieldsPsychologist, educator, and author
InstitutionsBradley University
ThesisPh.D. in Personality Psychology

David P. Schmitt is a personality psychologist who founded the International Sexuality Description Project (ISDP). The ISDP is the largest-ever cross-cultural research study on sex and personality. Over 100 psychologists simultaneously administered an anonymous self-report survey to 17,837 individuals representing 56 different nations, 6 continents, 13 islands, and 30 languages. Direct assessments of people's personality traits and sexual behaviors have led to innovative tests of evolutionary psychology and social role theory. A second wave of the ISDP is currently underway and includes measures of subjective well-being, social dominance, sexual aggression, rape attitudes, HIV risk, and psychopathy.

David Schmitt also blogs in Psychology Today[1]



  1. ^ "David P Schmitt Ph.D. | Psychology Today".