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January 7, 2019

Project co-Directors Present Research on Empathy

In September 2018, Self, Virtue and Public Life directors Nancy Snow and Darcia Narvaez participated in a webinar conference titled, “Empathy and Emotions in Morality, Communication, and Human Life.” Snow presented a paper on “Compassion, Empathy, and Prosocial Behavior.” A video of that presentation is available below. Narvaez presented research on “Ethogenesis: Darwin’s ‘Moral Sense’, Early Experience and Moral Mindsets,” […]
December 14, 2018
Letters of Intent Infographic

One Hundred Letters of Intent Collected for Research Grants

In 2019 we will award 10 research grants of approximately $190,00 each. These grants will advance our goal of fostering innovative, interdisciplinary research on topics related to the self, virtue and public life. We have now completed the first step toward awarding those grants. We received 100 letters of intent representing 79 institutions (43 in the U.S. and 36 abroad) and […]
November 27, 2018
Jean Venier

Michael Spezio and Team Find Humility is Key to Flourishing Communities and Functioning Democracy

Featured Image: Jean Venier, founder of l’Arche and recipient of the 2015 Templeton Prize. Photo by Elodie Perriot. Copyright 2011. Used with permission. In 2016 the Self, Motivation and Virtue Project awarded a research grant to Michael Spezio (Scripps College) and Robert Roberts (Baylor University) to explore models of humility in “stable communities of care, forgiveness, and reconciliation.” The team’s research included extensive […]
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