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

If you can’t make it in person, or weren’t able to register in time, follow along as we live-tweet #VHML17 our Capstone Conference from the University of Chicago https://twitter.com/UChiVirtue  Capstone Conference University of Chicago | October 13-14, 2017 Our “capstone” conference will feature talks, panels, and discussions with the philosophers, religious thinkers, and psychologists who have … Continue reading

October 13-14, 2017 | Virtue, Happiness, & the Meaning of Life Capstone Conference

Join us for our “capstone” conference, which will feature talks, panels, and discussions with the philosophers, religious thinkers, and psychologists who have been working together to investigate whether self-transcendence helps to make ordinary cultivation and exercise of virtue a source of deep happiness and meaning in human life. The conference is free and open to … Continue reading October 13-14, 2017 | Virtue, Happiness, & the Meaning of Life Capstone Conference

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.