David Levy (psychologist)
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David Levy is an American psychologist, professor, author, stage director, and actor. He is a professor of psychology at the Graduate School of Education and Psychology of Pepperdine University, near Malibu, California. He has co-authored a textbook on cross-cultural psychology and critical thinking, and has appeared on radio and television.
Levy has a BA from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he won a Hugh O'Brian Acting Award. He has an MA from Pepperdine University, and a second MA and a PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Levy has appeared on television and radio programs to provide psychological perspectives on current events, examine issues and trends in the mental health field, and provide sport psychology analyses of the Los Angeles Lakers for the Los Angeles Times.
Levy has written numerous books including Tools of Critical Thinking: Metathoughts for Psychology, and Cross-Cultural Psychology: Critical Thinking and Contemporary Applications, which was coauthored with Eric Shiraev.
He is also the author of numerous satirical articles, including "The Emperor’s Postmodern Clothes: A Brief Guide to Deconstructing Academically Fashionable Phrases for the Uninitiated".
Levy co-created and directed the world premiere of Let's Call the Whole Thing Gershwin, which marked the first theatrical revue of the music and lyrics of George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin. Levy also directed the West Coast premiere of William Gibson’s Golda: A Partial Portrait, starring Liz Sheridan. He assisted Steve Allen in directing Seymour Glick is Alive But Sick (with Bill Maher), a satirical musical revue produced and written by Allen.
Levy had a starring role in the children’s television series Wonderbug, for which he received an Emmy nomination in 1977. In 1992 Levy was a guest star on the series Cheers, where he portrayed the leader of Frasier’s “low self-esteem” therapy group. He accrued numerous other professional acting credits, including: The World's Greatest Lover (directed by Gene Wilder), Ziegfeld: The Man and His Women, and Little Vic.
- David Levy. Graduate School of Education and Psychology, Pepperdine University. Accessed July 2019.
- Finalists Selected for 12th Annual O’Brian Awards. (1975, July 31). The Hollywood Reporter, p. 2.
- The Winners. (1975, October 10). The Los Angeles Times, Part IV, p. 20.
- Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS This Morning). Featured interview on Dr. Laura Schlesinger and radio therapy (broadcast: 8/6/96).
- Cable News Network. Featured interview on “The New Millennium” (broadcast: December, 1999).
- National Broadcasting Company (Extra). Featured interview on the impact of the Oklahoma City bombing on children (broadcast: 4/26/95).
- Consumer News and Business Channel. Featured interview and live national debate on “The Economics of Depression” (broadcast: 12/2/93).
- Public Broadcasting Service. Featured interviews in Psychology: The Study of Human Behavior on the topic: “Conformity, Obedience and Dissent” (broadcast: June, 1990).
- FOX News Channel (“Stranger than Fiction”). Featured interview on exploring cross-cultural cult behavior (broadcast: March, 2001).
- Arts and Entertainment Network (“Biography”). Featured interview on Dr. Laura Schlesinger (2/1/99).
- National Geographic Channel (“Undercover History”). Featured interviews on “The Skyjacker That Got Away: The Legend of D.B. Cooper” (broadcast: 7/26/09).
- National Public Radio. Featured interview on “The Economy and Mental Health” (broadcast: 4/14/09).
- Streeter, K. (2007, October 20). In Clinical Terms, the Lakers are Nuts! The Los Angeles Times, pp. D1, D6.
- Streeter, K. (2007, December 30). Lakers Find Way to Play Nice. The Los Angeles Times, p. D7.
- Streeter, K. (2008, March 14). Role-Playing Is Working Out For Lakers. The Los Angeles Times, p. D4.
- Streeter, K. (2008, June 5). Lakers Need to Play the Better Mind Game. The Los Angeles Times, p. S3.
- Levy, D. A. (2003). Tools of critical thinking: Metathoughts for psychology. Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press.
- Levy, D. A. (2010). Tools of critical thinking: Metathoughts for psychology (2nd ed.) Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press.
- Shiraev, E. B.; Levy, D. A. (2017). Cross-cultural psychology: Critical thinking and contemporary applications. NY, New York: Routledge. ISBN 9781138668379.
- Levy, D. A. (2008, November/December). The emperor’s postmodern clothes: A brief guide to deconstructing academically fashionable phrases for the uninitiated. Skeptical Inquirer, 32(6), 17.
- Drake, S. (November 14, 1979). "Gershwin Cavalcade: 'S Wonderful". The Los Angeles Times (Part VI). pp. 1, 16.
- Pennington, R. (November 14, 1979). "Stage Review: Let's Call the Whole Thing Gershwin". The Hollywood Reporter. p. 39.
- Drake, S. (May 6, 1981). "Renewed Artef in 'Golda'". The Los Angeles Times (Part VI). pp. 1, 4.
- Edwards, B. (March 25, 1983). "Problems with Equity Could Close 'Glick'". Variety. pp. 1, 42.
- Terrace, Vincent (2002). Crime Fighting Heroes of Television: Over 10,000 Facts from 151 Shows, 1949-2001. McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. p. 199.
- Erickson, Hal (1998). Sid and Marty Krofft: A Critical Study of Saturday Morning Children's Television 1969-1993. McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. p. 239.
- The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences; 1976-1977 Emmy Awards nomination for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Children’s Programming (notification: 9/11/76).
- Season 10, Episode 13: “Don’t Shoot…I’m Only the Psychiatrist” (first broadcast: 1/2/92). Paramount Television (distributed on National Broadcasting Company).
- "David Levy". British Film Institute.
- "Ziegfeld: The Man and His Women". Golden Globe Awards.
- Terrace, Vincent (2011). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010. Vol. 1 (2nd ed.). McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. p. 613.
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- David Levy faculty homepage via Pepperdine University
- Official website
- Research publications
- Tools of Critical Thinking: Metathoughts for Psychology publisher, information and distribution
- “Fighting Truthiness with Critical Thinking”
- “Pervasive Labeling Disorder”
- “The Emperor’s Postmodern Clothes”
- Cross-Cultural Psychology: Critical Thinking and Contemporary Applications publisher, information and distribution
- Los Angeles Times: Levy analyzes L.A. Lakers, part 1
- Los Angeles Times: Levy analyzes L.A. Lakers, part 2
- Los Angeles Times: Levy analyzes L.A. Lakers, part 3
- Los Angeles Times: Levy analyzes L.A. Lakers, part 4
- David Levy on IMDb
- on YouTube