Science of Virtues Videos


The links below contain edited video presentations from the Science of Virtues meetings. The latest videos were created for the Network Meeting in March 2011. During this meeting, grant recipients provided an update of their funded research. Also included are selected videos from the Virtues Symposium, held in January 2010. At this meeting, forty finalists of the grant competition presented brief overviews of their proposed projects.

Jeffery Bishop

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Medicine and Biomedical Ethics
St. Louis University
Project Title: The Economy of Virtue: Virtue Theory in Light of Poverty and Neuroscience

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Mary Kathryn Coe

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Department of Public Health
Indiana University
Project Title: Forgiveness as a cross-cultural virtue that facilitates recovery from historical trauma.

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Edward Cokely

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Cognitive Psychology
Center for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition
Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Germany
Project Title: The Heuristics of Virtue: Integrating Virtue Ethics and the Science of Heuristics

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Jesse Couenhoven

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Department of Humanities
Villanova University
Project Title: Virtues and Perils of Forgiveness

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Farr Curlin

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MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics
The University of Chicago
Project Title: Project on the Good Physician

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James Fishkin

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Department of Communication
Stanford University
Project Title: Deliberative Democracy and the Virtues of Democratic Citizenship

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Susan Greenfield

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Department of Pharmacology
University of Oxford
Project Title: What is the Neuroscientific Basis of Virtue in the 21st Century Mind?

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James Heckman

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Harris School of Public Policy
University of Chicago
Project Title: The Virtue of Self-Control

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Talma Hendler

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Assistant Professor, Medicine and Psychology
Faculty of Social Sciences
Tel Aviv University, Israel
Project Title: The Great Virtue of Anger Control: What Culture Tells and Brain Records

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Daniel Hruschka

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Sante Fe Institute
Arizona State University
Project Title: Virtues in Conflict: a Cross-Cultural Study of Virtue Dilemmas and their Resolution

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Peter Lawler

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Department of Government and International Studies
Berry College
Project Title: Toward a True Science of Being Stuck with Virtue

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Dan McAdams

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School of Education and Social Policy
Northwestern University
Project Title: The Good Story: Generativity and the Construction of Virtue Across Generations

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Gilbert Meilaender

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Department of Theology
Valparaiso University
Project Title: Acceptance of Decline or Thirst to Live: The Challenge of Anti-Aging Research

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Richard Miller

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Department of Religious Studies
Indiana University
Project Title: Virtuous Empathy: Scientific and Humanistic Investigations

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Laurie Santos

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Department of Psychology
Yale University
Project Title: The Origins of Justice: A Comparative-Developmental Approach

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Donald Searing

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Department of Political Science
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Project Title: The Virtues and Vices of Liberal Democratic Leadership

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Alesha Seroczynski

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Institute for Educational Initiatives
University of Notre Dame
Project Title: Reading for Life: A Narrative Character Education Intervention for First-Time Offending Juvenile Delinquents.

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Nancy Snow

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Department of Philosophy
Marquette University
Project Title: Landscapes of Hope: The ‘What,’ ‘Why,’ and ‘How’ of Hope

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Alex Tuckness

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Department of Political Science
Iowa State University
Project Title: The Virtue of Mercy

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David Wasserman

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Director of Research of the Center for Ethics
Yeshiva University
Project Title: The Muse Within: Understanding Musical Wisdom

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