R. David Hayward is an Assistant Research Scientist in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. His primary area of research involves the social psychology of religion, aging, and health, with a methodological focus in longitudinal survey research and hierarchical/multilevel statistical modeling.

Before coming to Michigan, David was a postdoc at Duke University Medical Center (first with the Center for Spirituality, Theology, and Health, and later with the Neuropsychiatric Imaging Research Laboratory). He received his PhD in Social Psychology at the University of Nevada - Reno in 2008, and his BA in Psychology at Ohio University in 2003. He originally comes from Wyoming.

Latest Publications

  • Assessing Whether Practical Wisdom and Awe of God Are Associated With Life Satisfaction Krause & Hayward (2014) Psychology of Religion and SpiritualityAbstract: Although emotion figures prominently in religious life, there has been little research on one of the strongest religious emotions—awe of ...
    Posted Dec 19, 2014, 7:58 AM by David Hayward
  • Forms of attrition in a longitudinal study of religion and health in older adults and implications for sample bias Hayward & Krause (2014) Journal of Religion and Health Abstract: The use of longitudinal designs in the field of religion and health makes it important to understand how attrition bias may ...
    Posted Dec 18, 2014, 8:06 AM by David Hayward
  • Awe of God, congregational embeddedness, and religious meaning in life Krause & Hayward (2014) Review of Religious Research Abstract: Researchers have argued for some time that emotions play a significant role in religious life. The purpose of this study is to ...
    Posted Dec 18, 2014, 8:09 AM by David Hayward
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