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. (2015). The Beacon Project: Jumpstarting a field of the morally exceptional. In M. Parish (Ed.), Self, Motivation, & Virtue Project News, 2015.
  2. Miller, C. (2016). “Honesty Revisited: More Conceptual and Empirical Reflections,” in Moral Psychology, Volume V: Virtue and Character. Ed. Walter Sinnott-Armstrong and Christian B. Miller. Cambridge: MIT Press. Forthcoming 2016.
  3. 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.

PRESENTATIONS:

  1. Fleeson, W. (Jan, 2015). “ESM – Easy, Sensitive, Manageable.” Presentation in the Lifespan Developmental Preconference, San Diego, CA.
  2. Fleeson, W., Jayawickreme, E., Blackie, L., Helzer, E. (Oct., 2015). “Ethical grounding, life guidance, and identity through paragon emulation.” Presentation at the Meetings of the Society of Southeastern Social Psychologists, Winston Salem, NC.
  3. Hamza, A. (2016). “Do the morally exceptional show less hypocrisy than others?” Poster presented at WFU First Year Graduate Student Poster Session, Wake Forest University, April.
  4. 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.
  5. Hartley, A.G., & Furr, R.M. (2016). “Exploring and evaluating the congruency coefficient as a measure of factor similarity.” Paper presented at the Society for Personality Assessment 2016 Conference, Chicago, IL.
  6. Hartley, A.G., & Furr, R.M. (2016). “Exploring and evaluating the congruency coefficient as a measure of factor similarity.” Paper to be presented at the Society for Personality Assessment 2016 Conference, Chicago, IL.
  7. 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.
  8. Knobel, Angela. “A Confusing Comparison.” Invited paper, Thomas Institute, University of Utrecht, 5th International Conference, The Virtuous Life, December 2015.
  9. Knobel, Angela. “Cultivating a Truthful Soul: The Pursuit of Virtue as the Pursuit of Truth.” Lecture at CUA, October 2016.
  10. Miller, C. “Honesty.” Vanderbilt University, October 2015.
  11. Miller, C. “Human Character: A Bleak Outlook?” Duke University, October 2016.
  12. Miller, C. (2016). “Comments on Parish.” American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting, March.
  13. Miller, C. (2016). “Honesty.” Fordham Epistemology and Ethics Workshop, April.
  14. Miller, C. (2016). “Honesty.” University of Notre Dame, February.
  15. Miller, C. (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, March.
  16. Miller, C. “Honesty.” Coastal Carolina University, September 2015.
  17. Miller, C. “Honesty: What Is It? And Are Most People Honest?” Public Lecture, Coastal Carolina University, September 2016.
  18. Miller, C. “Test of Character: How Good (or Bad) Are We?” Public Lecture, Coastal Carolina University, September 2015.
  19. Miller, C. “The Moral Animal: Virtue, Vice, and Human Nature.” Panel with Heather Berlin and Michael Sherman, The New York Academy of Science, December 2015.
  20. Velasquez, K. R., Fleeson, W., Furr, R. M., & Hartley, A. (2016). “Malicious or Careless?: Inattention as a Possible Source of Immoral Action.” Poster
  21. West, Ryan. “Cultivating Intellectual Humility (and Pride) in the Classroom.” Kuyers Institute Conference, “Faith and Teaching: Virtue, Practice, Imagination,” Calvin College, October 2015
  22. West, Ryan. “Willpower and the Cultivation of Virtue.” Jubilee Centre Annual Conference, “Cultivating Virtues: Interdisciplinary Approaches,” Oriel College, Oxford University, January 2016
  23. Wilson, A. T. (2016). “Avoiding the Conflation of Moral and Intellectual Virtue.” Aretai Centre Annual Conference, University of Genoa, Italy

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.

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. Miller, C. “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-mille