Virtues Project Descriptions

In February 2012, each of the two-year projects funded through A New Science of Virtues have come to completion. Follow the links to learn more about each research project.

Jeffrey Bishop
Associate Professor, Medicine and Biomedical Ethics
Albert Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics
Saint Louis University, United States
The Economy of Virtue: Virtue Theory in Light of Neuroscience and Poverty


Mary Kathryn Coe
Associate Professor, Health Promotion Sciences
Department of Public Health, College of Medicine
Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, United States

Forgiveness as a Cross-Cultural Virtue that Facilitates Recovery from Historical Trauma


Edward Cokely
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Cognitive Psychology
Center for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition
Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Germany

The Heuristics of Virtue — Integrating Virtue Ethics and the Science of Heuristics


Jesse Couenhoven
Assistant Professor, Moral Theology
Department of Humanities
Villanova University, United States

Virtues and Perils of Forgiveness


Farr Curlin
Assistant Professor, Medicine
MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics
The University of Chicago, United States

Project on the Good Physician


James Fishkin
Professor, Communication and Political Science
Department of Communication
Stanford University, United States

Deliberative Democracy and the Virtues of Democratic Citizenship


Susan Greenfield
Professor, Pharmacology
Department of Pharmacology
University of Oxford, United Kingdom

What is the Neuroscientific Basis of Virtue in the 21st Century Mind?


James Heckman
Professor, Economics
Harris School of Public Policy
University of Chicago, United States

The Virtue of Self-Control


Talma Hendler
Assistant Professor, Medicine and Psychology
Faculty of Social Sciences
Tel Aviv University, Israel

The Great Virtue of Anger Control - What Culture Tells and Brain Records


Daniel Hruschka
Assistant Professor, Anthropology
Arizona State University, United States

Virtues in Conflict: A Cross-Cultural Study of Virtue Dilemmas and Their Resolution


Peter Lawler
Professor, Government
Department of Government and International Studies
Berry College, United States

Toward a True Science of Being Stuck with Virtue


Dan McAdams
Professor, Psychology
School of Education and Social Policy
Northwestern University, United States

The Good Story: Generativity and the Construction of Virtue Across Generations


Gilbert Meilaender
Professor, Christian Ethics
Department of Theology
Valparaiso University, United States

Acceptance of Decline or Thirst to Live: The Challenge of Anti-Aging Research


Richard Miller
Professor, Religious Studies
Department of Religious Studies
Indiana University, United States

The Virtue of Empathy: Humanistic and Scientific Investigations


Laurie Santos
Associate Professor, Psychology
Department of Psychology
Yale University, United States

The Origins of Justice: A Comparative and Developmental Approach


Alesha Seroczynski
Research Associate
Institute for Educational Initiatives
University of Notre Dame, United States

Reading for Life: A Narrative Character Education Intervention for First-Time Offending Juvenile Delinquents


Donald Searing
Professor, Political Science
Department of Political Science
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States

The Virtues and Vices of Liberal Democratic Leadership


Nancy Snow
Associate Professor, Philosophy
Department of Philosophy
Marquette University, United States

Landscapes of Hope: The 'What', 'Why' and 'How' of Hope


Alex Tuckness
Associate Professor, Politics
Department of Political Science
Iowa State University, United States

The Death of Mercy

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