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    • The Co-Construction of Virtue: Epigenetics, Development, and Culture 

      Narvaez, Darcia (2014)
      Chapter from the book "Cultivating Virtue: Perspectives from Philosophy, Theology, and Psychology." Ed. Nancy E. Snow. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.
    • Can Virtue Be Measured? 

      Wright, Jennnifer (2014-01)
      In addressing this question, I will define “virtue” as the possession of (a set of) virtue-relevant traits (e.g., honesty, compassion, bravery, generosity, etc.) – “traits” being defined as trait-appropriate cognitive/af ...
    • Virtue Intelligence 

      Snow, Nancy (2014-01)
      The provocative title of this conference is, “Can Virtue Be Measured?” My answer to this question is, “Yes, it can,” and I hasten to add, “It should be.” I began thinking about whether and how to measure virtue when Jennifer ...
    • The Self, Motivation & Virtue Project Newsletter 01 

      SMV Project (2015-03)
      This is the quarterly electronic publication of the Self, Motivation & Virtue Project. It features a lead article, autobiographical sketches of SMV Project research team members, publication announcements, and updates about ...
    • 2015 Interdisciplinary Moral Forum Program 

      The Self, Motivation & Virtue Project (2015-03)
      Program for the Self, Motivation & Virtue Project's 2015 Interdisciplinary Moral Forum, held on March 12-14, 2015. The Interdisciplinary Moral Forum brought together 57 moral self researchers from around the world and from ...
    • Investigating Implicit Aspects of Virtue: Understanding Humility Among Moral Exemplars 

      Van Slyke, James; Graves, Mark (2015-03-13)
      Our research project will investigate the virtue of humility among real world humanitarian exemplars, such as holocaust rescuers and hospice workers. We will use computer technology to analyze interviews with these types ...
    • Personal Projects and the Development of Virtue: How Characteristic Adaptations Enact and Encourage Virtue 

      DeYoung, Colin; Tiberius, Valerie; Syed, Moin (2015-03-13)
      How does the development of virtue play out in the context of personal projects—key elements of identity in which progress is crucial for well-being—such as those related to relationships, vocation, and self-improvement? ...
    • Understanding the Virtue-Relevant Self Through Courage 

      Pury, Cynthia; Starkey, Charles; Sullivan, Emily (2015-03-13)
      To what extent do differences in who we are predict differences in courage? We propose to de-velop a measure of the virtue-relevant self, which is composed of self-conception, social roles, virtue-relevant values, and ...
    • Self-Transcendence, Virtue and Happiness: A Psychological Investigation of Buddhist Perspectives on the Self and Well-Being 

      Kesebir, Pelin; Dahl, Cortland; Davidson, Richard; Goldman, Robin (2015-03-13)
      The proposed project aims to study self-identification as a major impediment to virtue and hap-piness, and self-transcendence as a reliable path to higher personal well-being. Approaching age-old philosophical questions ...
    • "Jihad": What's Happening with this Virtue? 

      Milla, Mirra; El Hafiz, Subhan; Rohman, Izza; Edison, Rizki (2015-03-13)
      "Jihad" for Muslim is a virtue, it’s learned from generation to generation. But nowadays we can see that this virtue has had different interpretations in society, from peaceful to terrorism. This research will be conducted ...
    • Theatrical Intervention as a Pathway to Moral Virtue Development 

      Wang, Lijuan; Mower, Deborah; Garvey, Margaret (2015-03-13)
      Moral virtue development is grounded in social relationships that foster the socioemotional intelligence underlying moral virtue. Recent research shows a decrease in socioemotional intelligence with implications for moral ...
    • Virtues as Properly Motivated, Self-Integrated Traits 

      Fowers, Blaine; Cokelet, Bradford; Laurenceau, Jean-Philippe (2015-03-13)
      Contemporary empirical research on virtues has been promising, but limited in depth and value by investigators’ reliance on global self-report questionnaires obtained at a single time-point. These questionnaires require ...
    • The Virtue of Self-Distancing 

      Herold, Warren; Kross, Ethan; Sowden, Walter (2015-03-14)
      According to Adam Smith, developing a moral self requires psychological distance: the ability to adopt a perspective outside of oneself, and then examine and regulate one’s feelings and behavior from that point of view. ...
    • Self-Control: The Linking of Self, Motivation, and Virtue 

      Cole Wright, Jennifer; Nadelhoffer, Thomas; Goya-Tocchetto, Daniela; Langville, Amy; Struchiner, Noel (2015-03-14)
      The key issue our team will be exploring is the role played by self-control in the development and expression of virtue. In particular, we are interested in the self-regulating function of people’s self-narratives ...
    • Eudaimonic Growth: How Virtues and Motives Shape the Narrative Self and Its Development within a Social Ecology 

      Bauer, Jack; DesAutels, Peggy (2015-03-14)
      This transdisciplinary study will examine how the narration of self, motivation, and eudaimonic virtues like wisdom and compassion develop within a social ecology of family master narratives and social institutions that ...
    • Selfless Agents 

      Chadha, Monima; Brewer, Judson (2015-03-14)
      This project will address the fundamental question in the background of the Self, Motivation and Virtue Project: How is the Self to be conceived? We challenge the premise of western philosophy that a diachronically unified ...
    • Motivating the Self to Virtue in Western and non-Western Countries: Does Nation or Faith Matter More in the Development of the Moral Self? 

      Ferrari, Michel; Bang, Hyeyoung; Kord Noghabi, Rasool; Ardelt, Monika; Edmondson, Ricca; Connell, Michael; Mongeau, Gilles; Vervaeke, John (2015-03-14)
      ‘Self’ has long been a contested term within psychology and religion; however, Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism all acknowledge that individuals struggle to embody narratives of a virtuous life—a life motivated to do good, ...
    • The Neuroscience of Habituated Motivation 

      Masala, Alberto; Andler, Daniel; Denizeau, Jean (2015-03-14)
      This project brings together neo-Aristotelian theory of motivational habituation and neuro-cognitive models of skill acquisition, in order to explain why it is so difficult to cultivate extended and sophisticated motivational ...
    • The Motivation to Love: Overcoming Spiritual Violence and Sacramental Shame in Christian Churches 

      Moon, Dawne; Tobin, Theresa (2015-03-14)
      The Motivation to Love is a collaborative, qualitative study of spiritual violence in Roman Catholic and evangelical Protestant churches’ relationships with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. Spiritual ...
    • Self and Desire as Seeds of Virtue 

      Condon, Paul; Dunne, John; Wilson-Mendenhall, Christine; Hasenkamp, Wendy; Quigley, Karen; Barrett, Lisa (2015-03-14)
      According to Buddhist philosophies, recognizing the self as impermanent, changing, and interdependent is at the root of virtue. With this realization, desires shift away from inward self-cherishing and toward outward ...