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  • Program for Youth Mentoring Through Literature Gains County Support

    By Bill Schmitt, ND Newswire Reading for Life, an innovative literature-based mentoring program that provides an alternative to prosecution for low-risk juvenile offenders, was recently awarded county funding to sustain its operation in St. Joseph County, Ind. With the unanimous approval of the county...
     Posted by: agomberg
  • Interview with Umberto Eco: 'We Like Lists Because We Don't Want to Die'

    By Susanne Beyer and Lothar Gorris in Spiegel Online " SPIEGEL: Still, you are famous for being able to explain your passions … Eco: … but not by talking about myself. Look, ever since the days of Aristotle, we have been trying to define things based on their essence. The definition of man? An animal...
     Posted by: nick stock
  • An Intellectual Movement for the Masses

    By Jennifer Ruark "Many scholars labor in obscurity, but the researchers presenting their work this summer at a meeting of the International Positive Psychology Association had no such problem: More than 1,500 people from 52 countries came to listen. They packed the ballroom of the Philadelphia...
     Posted by: ajstasic
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PUBLICATIONS
  • The Language of Human Character (2013)

    Book Description: Hardcover release date 22 April 2013. It is virtuous to be wise and wise to be virtuous. The Language of Human Character is a reference book, textbook and workbook in one. It contains "The Human Character Dictionary," a definitive record of the language of human character...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • To Be Virtuous, Second Edition (2012)

    Book Description: Hardcover release date 12 December 2012. It is virtuous to be wise and wise to be virtuous. To Be Virtuous, Second Edition is a reference book, textbook and workbook in one. It contains "The Human Virtues Dictionary," a definitive record of 4,900 definitions representing the...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • The Language of Human Virtue (2012)

    Book Description: Hardcover release date: 20 December 2012. It is virtuous to be wise and wise to be virtuous. The Language of Human Virtue is a reference book, textbook and workbook in one. It contains "The Building Virtue Dictionary," a definitive record of the language of human virtue with...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • Moral Development and Narcissism of Private and Public University Business Students (2011)

    By Shanda Traiser and Myron A. Eighmy Abstract: In this study, researchers examined the assumption that senior-level undergraduate students from private colleges universities possess higher levels of moral and ethical development than students from public institutions. In addition, the researchers sought...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: agomberg
  • Does care reasoning make a difference? Relations between care, justice and dispositional empathy (2010)

    By Soile Juujrvia; Liisa Myyryb; Kaija Pessoa Abstract: The aim of this study was to investigate relationships between care and justice reasoning, dispositional empathy variables and meta-ethical thinking among 128 students from a university of applied sciences. The measures were Skoe's Ethic of...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: agomberg
  • Why is Cheating Wrong? (2009)

    By Mathieu Bouville "Since cheating is obviously wrong, arguments against it (it provides an unfair advantage, it hinders learning) need only be mentioned in passing. But the argument of unfair advantage absurdly takes education to be essentially a race of all against all; moreover, it ignores that...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: ajstasic
  • Honesty doesn’t always pay - the role of honesty of accounts for success made in an educational setting in inferences of modesty and arrogance. (2009)

    Previous research has documented that attributional information contained in causal accounts for success induce impressions of arrogance and modesty. The research further examined the role of accounts as well as level of success when perceivers know the real reason for success. Two studies of university...
    (My publication) Posted by: shareli
  • Ideology and intuition in moral education (2008)

    Abstract: We propose that social psychological findings on the intuitive bases of moral judgment have broad implications for moral education. The “five foundations theory of intuitive ethics” is applied to explain a longstanding rift in moral education as an ideological disagreement about which moral...
    (My publication) Posted by: jgraha25
  • Learning as a task or a virtue: U.S. and Chinese preschoolers explain learning (2004)

    Abstract: The purpose of this study was to examine cultural influences on conceptual orientations of learning in U.S. and Chinese preschoolers. A sample of 188 preschoolers 4-6 years of age provided free-narrative responses to 2 story beginnings about the learning behavior of 2 protagonists, 1 who worked...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: admin
  • Plutarch's Lives: Exploring Virtue and Vice (2002)

    This book lucidly explains how the Parallel Lives of Plutarch (c. AD 45-120) are more than mere `sources' for history. The Lives offer us a unique insight into the reception of Classical Greece and Republican Rome in the Greek world of the second century AD. They also explore and challenge issues...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: admin
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