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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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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? ...
    • 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 ...
    • Who Am I? Investigating the Moral Self 

      Prinz, Jesse; Gomez-Lavin, Javier; Nichols, Shaun; Stohminger, Nina (2015-03-14)
      Emerging research suggests a crucial link between the self and morality; that is, we define our-selves less by our personality, memory, or agency than by our moral values. Although this work indicates an association between ...
    • The Transformation of the Self: Competing Moral Repertoires in Contemporary Java 

      Candland, Christopher; Nurjanah, Siti (2015-03-14)
      Character and virtue are changing rapidly in Indonesia, home to the world’s largest Muslim population. The long-praised preference for communal harmony over individual advancement is under great stress. The dominant force ...
    • Existential Feelings in Virtue: A Philosophical-Psychological Investigation 

      Sullivan, Daniel; Achim, Stephan (2015-03-14)
      Discourses on the self and virtue have minimized the importance of emotion in favor of cognitive-developmental perspectives. Yet recent theory and research in philosophy (Kristjánsson, 2010; Slaby & Stephan, 2008) and ...
    • Motivating Virtuous Selves: The Impact of Gender and Culture 

      Raine, Roxanne; Scheopner, Cynthia; McKinney, Jonathan (2015-03-14)
      The self is defined differently both across and within disciplines and cultures. The traditional Western view of self as an ethical or economic subject is challenged by process philosophers as misplaced and by feminists ...
    • The Gestation of Virtue: An Examination of How Experiences in the Womb May Build the Moral Self 

      Cortes, Rodolfo; Barragan Sanchez, Evangelina (2015-03-14)
      This project represents an empirical test of the Co-Investigator’s “Life is a Wonder” model of pregnancy (Barragan Sanchez, 2007). The Life is a Wonder model posits that, if an expecting mother construes her coming baby ...
    • 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. ...