David M. Tokar, Ph.D.

David M. Tokar, Ph.D.

Title: Professor
Dept/Program: Psychology
Office: CAS 357
Phone: 330-972-6845
Email: dmt5@uakron.edu
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Dr. Tokar received his Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1993. His theoretical orientation is eclectic, drawing primarily from the humanistic, cognitive-behavioral , developmental, and gender-aware perspectives. Research interests include career development, personality and individual differences, counseling expectations, gender roles, and psychological measurement. He teaches Core III (Individual Differences), Objective Personality Evaluation, Clinical & Counseling Psychology, and Personality. His publications have appeared in Journal of Counseling Psychology, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Journal of Counseling and Development, Psychology of Women Quarterly, Career Development Quarterly, Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, and Journal of Career Assessment. He currently serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Counseling Psychology, Journal of Vocational Behavior, and Journal of Career Assessment.


Graef, S. T., Tokar, D. M., & Kaut, K. P. (in press). Relations of masculinity ideology, conformity to masculine role norms, and masculine gender role conflict to men’s attitudes toward and willingness to seek career counseling. Psychology of Men & Masculinity.

Yeagley, E. E., Subich, L. M., & Tokar, D. M. (in press). Modeling college women’s perceptions of elite leadership positions with social cognitive career theory. Journal of Vocational Behavior.

Buchanan, T. S., Fischer, A. R., Tokar, D. M., & Yoder, J. D. (2008). Testing a culture-specific extension of objectification theory regarding African-American women’s body image. The Counseling Psychologist, 36, 697-718.

Tokar, D. M. (2008). Tinsley, Howard E. A.  In F. T. L. Leong (Series Ed.) & W. B. Walsh & P. J. Hartung (Vol. Eds.), The encyclopedia of counseling: Vol. 3. Career counseling (pp 1659-1661).  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Tokar, D. M., Thompson, M. N., Plaufcan, M. R., & Williams, C. M. (2007).  Precursors of learning experiences in Social Cognitive Career Theory.  Journal of Vocational Behavior, 71, 319-339.