What is the SMV Project?

The SMV Project at a Glance

The Self, Motivation & Virtue (SMV) Project was a 3-year research initiative supporting innovative, interdisciplinary research on the moral self. Its goal was to 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

Read bios of the SMV Project's interdisciplinary leadership team.

MEET THE TEAM
Project Timeline

The SMV Project had two phases: a grant competition and a research phase.

SMV TIMELINE
Three Main Initiatives

Learn about the project's research grants, 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 Professor of Philosophy and 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, Ph.D.
Project Assistant

Max is a philosopher and currently serves as Manager for the Institute for the Study of Human Flourishing.

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