I am an emeritus professor of psychology at Cornell University. I obtained a BA degree in physics from Reed College in 1960, and began graduate work in physics at MIT. The civil rights movement had just begun, and I became so intrigued with the changing attitudes toward desegregation in the American South that I decided to switch fields and pursue a career as a social psychologist specializing in attitudes and public opinion. I obtained my PhD degree in social psychology from the University of Michigan in 1964, and have since taught at Carnegie-Mellon University, Stanford, Harvard, and Cornell University, where I have been since 1978. I retired from Cornell on June 30, 2007.
I have published on several diverse topics in psychology, including group decision making, self-perception, personality theory, sexual orientation, and, of course, psi. I coauthored an introductory textbook in psychology and wrote Beliefs, Attitudes, and Human Affairs (1970).
Bem D, Tressoldi P, Rabeyron T and Duggan M. Feeling the future: A meta-analysis of 90 experiments on the anomalous anticipation of random future events [version 1; referees: awaiting peer review] F1000Research 2015, 4:1188 (doi: 10.12688/f1000research.7177.1)
Bem, D. J., Tressoldi, P., Rabeyron, T. & Duggan, M. (2015). A Summary of “Feeling the Future: A Meta-analysis of 90 Experiments on the Anomalous Anticipation of Random Future Events".
Bem, D. J. (2011). Feeling the Future: Experimental evidence for anomalous retroactive influences on cognition and affect. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 100, 407-425.