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. Hartley, A. G. & Furr, R. M. (In press). “A profile-based framework for factorial similarity and the congruence coefficient.” Journal of Personality Assessment.
  3. Knobel, A. (January 2017). Book Review of Jonathan Sanford’s Before Virtue: Assessing Contemporary Virtue Ethics, American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly.
  4. Miller, C. (2016) . “In Defense of a Supernatural Foundation to Morality: Reply to Shermer,” Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences: 91-96.
  5. 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.
  6. Miller, C. (2016). “Morality is Real, Objective, and Supernatural,” Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences: 74-82.
  7. Miller, C. (2016). “On Kristjánsson on Aristotelian Character Education.” Journal of Moral Education 45: 490-501.
  8. Miller, C. (2016). “On Shermer on Morality,” Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences: 63-68.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Miller, C. (in press). “Wong on Three Confucian Metaphors for Ethical Development,” Dao.
  12. Wilson, A. T. (in press). “On Virtue by Heather Battaly,” Philosophical Quarterly.

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. 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
  5. Hamza, A., Hawkins, A., Fleeson, W. (November, 2016) “Moral Hypocrisy: A fresh perspective.” Poster presented at the Society for Southeastern Social Psychologists, Asheville, NC
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. Knobel, Angela. “A Confusing Comparison.” Invited paper, Thomas Institute, University of Utrecht, 5th International Conference, The Virtuous Life, December 2015.
  12. Knobel, Angela. “Cultivating a Truthful Soul: The Pursuit of Virtue as the Pursuit of Truth.” Lecture at CUA, October 2016.
  13. Miller, C. (2016). “Comments on Parish.” American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting, March.
  14. Miller, C. (2016). “Honesty.” Fordham Epistemology and Ethics Workshop, April.
  15. Miller, C. (2016). “Honesty.” University of Notre Dame, February.
  16. 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.
  17. Miller, C. (January 2017). “Wong on Three Confucian Metaphors for Ethical Development,” American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting.
  18. Miller, C. (October 2016). “Human Character: A Bleak Outlook?” Duke University.
  19. Miller, C. (September 2016 ). “Honesty: What Is It? And Are Most People Honest?” Public Lecture, Coastal Carolina University.
  20. Miller, C. (September 2016). “Test of Character: How Good (or Bad) Are We?” Student Lecture, Coastal Carolina University.
  21. Miller, C. “Honesty.” Coastal Carolina University, September 2015.
  22. Miller, C. “Honesty.” Vanderbilt University, October 2015.
  23. Miller, C. “Human Character: A Bleak Outlook?” Duke University, October 2016.
  24. Miller, C. “Test of Character: How Good (or Bad) Are We?” Public Lecture, Coastal Carolina University, September 2015.
  25. 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.
  26. Velasquez, K. R., Fleeson, W., Furr, R. M., & Hartley, A. (2016). “Malicious or Careless?: Inattention as a Possible Source of Immoral Action.” Poster
  27. West, Ryan. “Cultivating Intellectual Humility (and Pride) in the Classroom.” Kuyers Institute Conference, “Faith and Teaching: Virtue, Practice, Imagination,” Calvin College, October 2015
  28. West, Ryan. “Willpower and the Cultivation of Virtue.” Jubilee Centre Annual Conference, “Cultivating Virtues: Interdisciplinary Approaches,” Oriel College, Oxford University, January 2016
  29. 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.
  4. 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/