Publications and Presentations

An edited volume provisionally entitled The Morally Exceptional: New Perspectives from Psychology, Philosophy, and Theology will be published with papers by all the PIs of the funded projects, and would be aimed at those interested in the academic study of the morally exceptional. These papers will be added here as they are published.

PUBLICATIONS:

  1. Fleeson, W., & Jayawickreme, E. (2017). Challenging Doris’ attack on aggregation: Why we are not left “completely in the dark” about global virtues. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, 20, 519-536.
  2. Fleeson, W. (2015). “The Beacon Project: Jumpstarting a field of the morally exceptional.” In M. Parish (Ed.), Self, Motivation, & Virtue Project News, 2015.
  3. Hartley, A. G. & Furr, R. M. (In press). “A profile-based framework for factorial similarity and the congruence coefficient.” Journal of Personality Assessment.
  4. Knobel, A. (January 2017). Book Review of Jonathan Sanford’s Before Virtue: Assessing Contemporary Virtue Ethics, American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly.
  5. Miller, Christian. (forthcoming 2018). “Theism and Constructivism,” in Constructivism and Religious Ethics. Ed. Kevin Jung. Routledge
  6. Miller, Christian. (forthcoming 2018). “The Naturalistic Fallacy and Theological Ethics,” in The Naturalistic Fallacy. Ed. Neil Sinclair. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
  7. Miller, Christian. (forthcoming 2018). “Virtue Epistemology and Developmental Psychology,” (with Alan Wilson) in Routledge Handbook of Virtue Epistemology, Ed. Heather Battaly. Routledge
  8. Miller, C. (2016) . “In Defense of a Supernatural Foundation to Morality: Reply to Shermer,” Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences: 91-96.
  9. Miller, C. (2016). “Honesty Revisited: More Conceptual and Empirical Reflections,” in Moral Psychology, Volume V: Virtue and Character. Walter Sinnott-Armstrong and Christian B. Miller. Cambridge: MIT Press.
  10. Miller, C. (2016). “Morality is Real, Objective, and Supernatural,” Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences: 74-82.
  11. Miller, C. (2016). “On Kristjánsson on Aristotelian Character Education.” Journal of Moral Education 45: 490-501.
  12. Miller, C. (2016). “On Shermer on Morality,” Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences: 63-68.
  13. Miller, C. (2016). “The Moral Animal: Virtue, Vice, and Human Nature,” Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. Exchange with Heather Berlin and Michael Shermer: 39-56.
  14. Miller, C. (in press). “How Contemporary Psychology Supports Central Elements of Simḥah Zissel’s Picture of Character,” Journal of Jewish Ethics, accepted and forthcoming 2017.
  15. Miller, C. (forthcoming 2017). “Wong on Three Confucian Metaphors for Ethical Development,”
  16. West, Ryan. (2016). “Anger and the Virtues: A Critical Study in Virtue Individuation,” Canadian Journal of Philosophy46:6 (2016): 877–97. DOI: 10.1080/00455091.2016.1199232.
  17. West, Ryan. (in press).“Jesus and the Virtues of Pride” (with Robert C. Roberts), in Pride, ed. J. Adam Carter and Emma C. Gordon. Rowman and Littlefield.
  18. West, Ryan. (in press). “Ministry and Psychotherapy” (with Robert C. Roberts), in SPCK Handbook of the Study of Ministry, ed. Martyn Percy, Emma Percy, Ian Markham, and Francesca Po. SKCK Publishers.
  19. West, Ryan. (May 2017). “Virtue Ethics Is Empirically Adequate: A Defense of the CAPS Response to Situationism,” Pacific Philosophical Quarterly.
  20. Wilson, A. T., (In Press.), “A Dilemma for Neo-Aristotelian Supererogation”, in Ethics.
  21. Wilson, A. T. (in press). “On Virtue by Heather Battaly,” Philosophical Quarterly.

PRESENTATIONS:

  1. Clifton, M., Moore, C., Hawkins, A., Prentice, M. (April 2017). “Do Self-Identified Moral Exemplars Differ from Others Along Dimensions of Basic Character Traits?” Poster presented at the Carolina Research in Social and Personality Psychology Conference, Durham, NC.
  2. Fleeson, W. (January 2015). “ESM – Easy, Sensitive, Manageable.” Presentation in the Lifespan Developmental Preconference, San Diego, CA.
  3. Fleeson, W., Jayawickreme, E., Blackie, L., Helzer, E. (October 2015). “Ethical grounding, life guidance, and identity through paragon emulation.” Presentation at the Meetings of the Society of Southeastern Social Psychologists, Winston Salem, NC.
  4. Hamza, A., Hawkins, A., Fleeson, W. (June 2017). “Moral Hypocrisy: A fresh perspective.” Poster presented at the Association for Research in Personality, Sacramento, CA.
  5. Hamza, A. (April 2016). “Do the morally exceptional show less hypocrisy than others?” Poster presented at WFU First Year Graduate Student Poster Session, Wake Forest University.
  6. Hamza, A., Hawkins, A., Fleeson, W. (January 2017). “Moral Hypocrisy: A fresh perspective.” Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX
  7. Hamza, A., Hawkins, A., Fleeson, W. (November 2016). “Moral Hypocrisy: A fresh perspective.” Poster presented at the Society for Southeastern Social Psychologists, Asheville, NC
  8. Hartley, A. G., & Barranti, M. (2016). “Understanding the Power of Moral Perception: Advancing Research on the Social Cognition of Morality” at the 17th annual Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference, San Diego, CA, January.
  9. Hartley, A.G., & Furr, R.M. (2016). “Exploring and evaluating the congruency coefficient as a measure of factor similarity.” Presentation at Society for Personality Assessment 2016 Conference, Chicago, IL.
  10. Hartley, A.G., Furr, R.M., Velaquez, K., Helzer, E., Fleeson, W., Jayawickreme, E. (2016). “Morality’s centrality in interpersonal evaluation.” Talk presented as part of the symposium, Understanding the Power of Moral Perception: Advancing Research on the Social Cognition of Morality at the 17th annual Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference, San Diego, CA, January.
  11. Hawkins, A., Hartley A. G., Furr, R.M, & Fleeson, W. (November, 2016). “What makes us think Charlie is such a good man? Examining factors that shape perceptions of morality.” Presentation at the Society for Southeastern Social Psychologists, Asheville, NC
  12. Luke, D. & Fleeson, W. (April, 2017). “The Influence of Moral Paragons on Moral Judgment.” Poster presented at the First Year Colloquium, Winston-Salem, NC.
  13. Luke, D. (April, 2017). “The Influence of Moral Paragons on Moral Judgment.” Poster presented at 2017-2017 Colloquium Series, First Year Presentations at Wake Forest University Psychology Department.
  14. Luke, D. & Fleeson, W. (April 2017). “Moral Paragons.” Poster presented at WFU First Year Graduate Student Poster Session, Wake Forest University.
  15. Luke, D., Prentice, M., Fleeson, W., & Furr, R. M. (June, 2017). “Lay perceptions of the morally exceptional.” Poster presented at the 2017 Biennial Meeting of the Association for Research in Personality, Sacramento, CA.
  16. Keller, C., Deelen, E., Prentice, M., Hawkins, A. (April, 2017). “How do others perceive their moral exemplars in terms of basic character traits?” Poster presented at The Carolina Research in Social and Personality Psychology Conference, Durham, NC.
  17. Knobel, Angela. (February, 2017). “Goodness Without God?” Lecture to Baylor Thomistic Institute.
  18. Knobel, Angela. (February, 2017). “Pagan Virtue.” Seminar at Baylor Philosophy and Religion Department.
  19. Knobel, Angela. (March, 2017). “Aquinas and the Problem of Pagan Virtue.” Discussion with Yale Thomistic Institute.
  20. Knobel, Angela. (June, 2017). “The Structural Significance of Pagan Virtue” at the Virtue, Happiness and the Meaning of Life workshop in Chicago.
  21. Knobel, A. (December 2016). “Scrooge and Sudden Moral Change,” Virtue, Happiness and the Meaning of Life Workshop, Columbia South Carolina.
  22. Knobel, A. (October, 2016). “Cultivating a Truthful Soul: The Pursuit of Virtue as the Pursuit of Truth.” Lecture at Thomistic Institute at the Dominican House of Studies in DC.
  23. Knobel, Angela. (October 2016). “A Confusing Comparison.” Invited paper, Thomas Institute, University of Utrecht, 5th International Conference, The Virtuous Life.
  24. Miller, Christian. (March 2017). “Test of Character: Improving Our Character,” and “Test of Character: How Good (or Bad) Are We?” Jellema Lectures at Calvin College.
  25. Miller, Christian. (April 2017). “The Neglected Virtue of Honesty: Is Anyone Honest These Days, and What Does ‘Honesty’ Even Mean?” A. C. Reid Chair Inaugural Lecture, Wake Forest University.
  26. Miller, Christian. (April 2017). “Virtue and Positive Psychology: Some Concerns about the VIA Classification of Character Traits,” American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting, Invited Symposium on Positive Psychology and Virtue.
  27. Miller, Christian. (May 2017). “Cultivating Virtue in the University: Some Ideas from Philosophy and Psychology,” Cultivating Virtue in the University Conference, Oxford University.
  28. Miller, C. (March 2016). “Comments on Parish.” American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting.
  29. Miller, C. (April 2016). “” Fordham Epistemology and Ethics Workshop.
  30. Miller, C. (February 2016). “Honesty.” University of Notre Dame.
  31. Miller, C. (March 2016). “How Contemporary Psychology Supports Central Elements of Simḥah Zissel’s Picture of Character.” Panel on Geoffrey Claussen’s book, Sharing the Burden: Rabbi Simhah Zissel Ziv and the Path of Musar, Elon College.
  32. Miller, C. (January 2017). “Wong on Three Confucian Metaphors for Ethical Development,” American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting.
  33. Miller, C. (October 2016). “Human Character: A Bleak Outlook?” Duke University.
  34. Miller, C. (September 2016 ). “Honesty: What Is It? And Are Most People Honest?” Public Lecture, Coastal Carolina University.
  35. Miller, C. (September 2016). “Test of Character: How Good (or Bad) Are We?” Student Lecture, Coastal Carolina University.
  36. Miller, C. (September 2015). “Honesty.” Coastal Carolina University.
  37. Miller, C. (October 2015).“Honesty.” Vanderbilt University.
  38. Miller, C. (October 2016). “Human Character: A Bleak Outlook?” Duke University.
  39. Miller, C. (September 2015). “Test of Character: How Good (or Bad) Are We?” Public Lecture, Coastal Carolina University.
  40. Miller, C. (December 2015). “The Moral Animal: Virtue, Vice, and Human Nature.” Panel with Heather Berlin and Michael Sherman, The New York Academy of Science.
  41. Prentice, M. (June 2017). “Morality as a Basic Psychological Need.” Data Blitz presentation at Association for Research in Personality Conference Sacramento, CA.
  42. Velasquez, K. R., Fleeson, W., Furr, R. M., & Hartley, A. (2016). “Malicious or Careless?: Inattention as a Possible Source of Immoral Action.” Poster
  43. West, Ryan. (October 2015). “Cultivating Intellectual Humility (and Pride) in the Classroom.” Kuyers Institute Conference, “Faith and Teaching: Virtue, Practice, Imagination,” Calvin College.
  44. West, Ryan. (January 2016.) “Willpower and the Cultivation of Virtue.” Jubilee Centre Annual Conference, “Cultivating Virtues: Interdisciplinary Approaches,” Oriel College, Oxford University.
  45. Wilson, A. T. (2016). “Avoiding the Conflation of Moral and Intellectual Virtue.” Aretai Centre Annual Conference, University of Genoa, Italy.
  46. Wilson, A.T., (May 2017). “Unity of the Intellectual Virtues”, Visiting Senior Seminar, University of Glasgow, UK.
  47. Wilson, A. T., (February 2017). “Unity of the Intellectual Virtues”, at the Virtue Epistemology Conference, University of Oklahoma.

AWARDS:

  1. Society for Personality Assessment Early Career Travel Grant, to Hartley.
  2. Association of Psychological Science Rising Star award, to Jayawickreme.
  3. Carol and Ed Diener Award in Personality Psychology, 2015, to Fleeson.
  4. A. C. Reid Professor of Philosophy, 2017, to Miller.

MEDIA:

  1. Miller, C. “How the Ten Commandments Stop Us from Cheating.” Christianity Today. October 2016. http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2016/october-web-only/stop-cheating-with-ten-commandments.html
  2. Miller, C. “Why Tonight’s Debate is ‘Narcissist’ Trump v ‘Liar’ Clinton.” New Scientist. September, 2016. https://www.newscientist.com/article/2107059-why-tonights-debate-is-narcissist-trump-v-liar-clinton/.
  3. Miller, C. Interview on WORD-FM Radio Pittsburgh, October 2016.
  4. “Breakthroughs” in Wake Forest Magazine, October 2016. Online version at: http://magazine.wfu.edu/2016/09/30/b-r-e-a-k-t-h-r-o-u-g-h-s/
  5. Miller C. Interview on WRNN Radio Myrtle Beach, September 2016. http://news.wfu.edu/wrnn-christian-miller/
  6. Miller, Christian. Quoted in “Yes, You Can Find An Honest Business. Here’s How.” Huffington Post, June 2017. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/yes-you-can-find-an-honest-business-heres-how_us_59524d19e4b0c85b96c65c84
  7. WFU released a news story about the project titled “How to be good: Finding a beacon for moral growth.” http://news.wfu.edu/2017/05/23/good-finding-beacon-moral-growth/