Dan P. McAdams on “The Mind of Donald Trump”

Our scholar Dan P. McAdams  is a psychologist whose work focuses on stories people tell about their lives and how their narratives help create their respective personalities. “Redemptive life narratives serve as a psychological resource for highly generative adults, providing them with the kind of personal story (narrative identity) they often need to persevere in … Continue reading Dan P. McAdams on “The Mind of Donald Trump”

Virtue Talk Podcast: Dan P. McAdams on Generativity

Click the link below to hear our scholar Dan P. McAdams discuss his psychology research in generativity and redemptive life narratives. Dan P. McAdams | Virtue Talk         Dan P. McAdams is the Henry Wade Rogers Professor of Psychology and Professor of Human Development and Social Policy at Northwestern University. He was … Continue reading Virtue Talk Podcast: Dan P. McAdams on Generativity

Reading List for “Virtue, Happiness, & Self-Transcendence” – 2017 Summer Session

We’ve had some requests for the reading list from our 2017 Summer Session, “Virtue, Happiness, and Self-Transcendence”. Here it is, organized by faculty member.   Summer Session Reading List Talbot Brewer: Lear, Jonathan – Radical Hope, pp. 1-41 Burnyeat, Myles – Aristotle on Learning to be Good   Stephen Brock: Aquinas – Commentary on the … Continue reading Reading List for “Virtue, Happiness, & Self-Transcendence” – 2017 Summer Session

Group Photo and Last Day of the Summer Seminar “Virtue, Happiness, and Self-Transcendence”

“I feel very fortunate to have listened to and engaged with such gifted people from so many places…” “I’m having a great fascinating time and I’ve heard attendees from all perspectives/traditions express how appreciative they are of getting this opportunity to have a respectful interdisciplinary discussion on these topics.” We feel the same, and grateful … Continue reading Group Photo and Last Day of the Summer Seminar “Virtue, Happiness, and Self-Transcendence”

Live-tweeting our Summer Seminar “Virtue, Happiness, and Self-Transcendence” – days 3 and 4

Our Summer Session participants have been discussing research and application in the areas of philosophy, psychology, and theology – we’re live-tweeting from @UChiVirtue #vhml17. Talbot Brewer, Dan McAdams, Jennifer A. Frey, and Fr. Stephen Brock have been leading discussions.  

Interview with Molly Ogunyemi, Summer Session Participant

This post is part of a series of interviews with our incoming class for the “Virtue, Happiness, & Self-Transcendence” 2017 Summer Seminar. In the fall, Molly Ogunyemi will begin work as a Lecturer at the Institute of Humanities of the Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos. Valerie Wallace is Associate Director, Communications, for Virtue, Happiness, & the Meaning … Continue reading Interview with Molly Ogunyemi, Summer Session Participant

Jan 15 deadline: Virtue, Happiness, & Self-transcendence Summer Seminar

June 18  – 23 (Sun – Sat) | University of Chicago Applications, including letters, must be complete by January 15, 2017. Click here for application information and submission portal. Fr. Stephen Brock  •  Jennifer A. Frey  •  Dan P. McAdams  • Candace Vogler Now in our second year, our 2017 summer seminar, “Virtue, Happiness, and … Continue reading Jan 15 deadline: Virtue, Happiness, & Self-transcendence Summer Seminar