David J. Schneider, PhD, graduated from Wabash College in 1962 with majors in psychology and philosophy, and earned a doctoral degree in psychology from Stanford University in 1966. He has taught at Amherst College, Stanford University, Brandeis University, the University of Texas at San Antonio, and Indiana University. In 1989 Dr. Schneider joined the Department of Psychology at Rice University, where he served as Chair of the Department from 1990 to 1996 and remains today as Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Sciences. Dr. Schneider teaches courses in social psychology and stereotyping, as well as introductory psychology, history of psychology, the psychology of beliefs, and psychology and law. He was founding editor of the journal Social Cognition and has written several books, including Person Perception (1979, Addison-Wesley), Social Psychology (1976, Addison-Wesley), and Introduction to Social Psychology (1988, Harcourt Brace).