Darcia Narvaez Joins Virtue Scholars

Darcia Narvaez, Professor of Psychology at the University of Notre Dame, will join the next two working group meetings as a scholar with the project Virtue, Happiness, & the Meaning of Life. Narvaez’ research focuses on evolutionary theory, neurobiology, positive psychology, and indigenous perspectives in considerations of wellbeing, morality and wisdom across the lifespan. “Darcia … Continue reading Darcia Narvaez Joins Virtue Scholars

“Each person is a dynamic system” – interview with psychologist Darcia Narvaez

Darcia Narvaez is professor of Psychology at the University of Notre Dame and the Executive Editor of the Journal of Moral Education. She specializes in ethical development and moral education. She also blogs for Psychology Today at “Moral Landscapes” and this summer, will be one of the faculty for the Virtue, Happiness, and Meaning of Life’s … Continue reading “Each person is a dynamic system” – interview with psychologist Darcia Narvaez

Frankl’s Self-Transcendence Model and Virtue Ethics – Part 2

Paul T.P. Wong is Professor Emeritus, Trent University, and a scholar with Virtue, Happiness, & the Meaning of Life.  Timothy Reilly is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Developing Virtues in the Practice of Science Project at the University of Notre Dame, and was a participant in our 2017 Summer Seminar, Virtue, Happiness, and Self-Transcendence. This post is part 2 … Continue reading Frankl’s Self-Transcendence Model and Virtue Ethics – Part 2

Frankl’s Self-Transcendence Model and Virtue Ethics – Part 1 of 2

Paul T.P. Wong is Professor Emeritus, Trent University, and a scholar with Virtue, Happiness, & the Meaning of Life.  Timothy Reilly is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Developing Virtues in the Practice of Science Project at the University of Notre Dame, and was a participant in our 2017 Summer Seminar, Virtue, Happiness, and Self-Transcendence. This post is part 1 … Continue reading Frankl’s Self-Transcendence Model and Virtue Ethics – Part 1 of 2

Virtue, Flourishing, Culture and the Evolved Nest

We’re presenting a short series of abstracts of the work-in-progress our scholars presented and discussed at their June 2017 Working Group Meeting. Darcia Narvaez is Professor of Psychology at the University of Notre Dame. If we are going to discuss virtue and happiness, we must take into account the life world in which we exist. … Continue reading Virtue, Flourishing, Culture and the Evolved Nest

Developing the virtues

Helicopter parenting is denounced by onlookers (e.g., David Brooks) as babying children who should be self-reliant, a highly valued characteristic in the USA. Children should not need parents but should use their own capacities to get through the day. The notion of a good person is intertwined with this individualistic view of persons and relationships. … Continue reading Developing the virtues