Daniel McIntosh

Daniel McIntosh



  • Faculty
  • College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Dean's Office
  • Department of Psychology

What I do

As a professor of psychology, I work with students and conduct research in social psychology. As dean of the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, I work to advance the mission of the University and College by supporting the activities of our students, faculty, and staff. Through our Keystone Strategic Plan, we aim to transform liberal and creative arts education in a way that supports our students in achieving their goals, supports the public good, and extends a warm invitation to our community to share in the experience.

Professional Biography

Daniel McIntosh is dean of the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences and professor of psychology at the University of Denver. McIntosh is a social psychologist whose research focuses on emotions, coping, and the psychology of religion using survey, laboratory and psychophysiological methods. He has published over 80 scholarly articles, chapters, and books with research support from the NIMH, NSF, and private foundations.

After completing his PhD at the University of Michigan, McIntosh joined the department of psychology at DU in 1992. He was promoted to full professor in 2007. Between 2008 and 2012, he served as director of the University’s Honors Program. From 2012 to 2014, he was chair of the psychology department. He has served as dean of the College since 2014.


  • Ph.D., Psychology, University of Michigan, 1992
  • MA, Psychology, University of Michigan, 1989
  • BA, Psychology, University of Denver, 1987

Professional Affiliations

  • American Psychological Association
  • Society for Personality and Social Psychology
  • Society for the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality


I study emotions, coping, and the psychology of religion using survey, laboratory and psychophysiological methods.

Featured Publications

Blocker, H. S., & McIntosh, D. N. (2017). Not All Outgroups Are Equal: Group Type May Influence Group Effect on Matching Behavior. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 41(4), 395-413.
McIntosh, D. N., Reichmann-Decker, A., Winkielman, P., & Wilbarger, J. L. (2006). When the social mirror breaks: Deficits in automatic, but not voluntary mimicry of emotional facial expressions in autism. Developmental Science, 9, 295-302.
McIntosh, D. N. (1995). Religion as schema, with implications for the relation between religion and coping. The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 5, 1-16.
McIntosh, D. N., Silver, R. C., & Wortman, C. B. (1993). Religion's role in adjustment to a negative life event: Coping with the loss of a child. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 65, 812-821.


  • William T. Driscoll Master Educator Award, University of Denver
  • United Methodist Church University Scholar/Teacher of the Year, University of Denver
  • Outstanding Faculty Award, Center for Multicultural Excellence, University of Denver
  • Excellence in Education Award, Disability Services & Center for Academic Resources, University of Denver