What is the SMV Project?

The SMV Project at a Glance

The Self, Motivation & Virtue (SMV) Project is a 3-year research initiative supporting innovative, interdisciplinary research on the moral self. Our goal is produce and fund cutting-edge scholarship on virtue and moral development, with a special focus on exploring new ways of measuring virtue and how it develops in humans.

Detailed Overview

Read a detailed overview of the background, hypotheses, and goals of the SMV Project.

SMV OVERVIEW
Meet our Team

The SMV team is deeply interdisciplinary. Read bios of the SMV Directors, staff, and Core Project Team.

MEET THE TEAM
Project Timeline

The SMV Project has two phases: a grant competition and a research phase. See the timeline here.

SMV TIMELINE
Three Main Initiatives

Learn about our 2-year research grants, digital archive, and Moral Self Network.

SMV INITIATIVES
SMV Resources

Find lead articles, past newsletter issues, videos, and more

SMV RESOURCES
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CONNECT WITH THE SMV PROJECT

SMV Leadership Team & Support

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Nancy E. Snow, Ph.D.
Co-Director

Dr. Snow is Director of the Institute for the Study of Human Flourishing at University of Oklahoma. She is well-known for her research in virtue ethics.

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Darcia F. Narvaez, Ph.D.
Co-Director

Dr. Narvaez is Professor of Psychology at the University of Notre Dame. She publishes extensively on moral development and education.

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Max G. Parish
Project Assistant

Max is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Oklahoma, finishing a dissertation in ethics under the supervision of Dr. Linda Zagzebski.

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