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SMV Project | Grant Projects

Grant Projects

Grant Projects

The SMV Project funded 10 research teams at approximately $190,000 each for approximately 2 years to study a variety of topics related to the moral self. All of our teams were interdisciplinary, and many were international. Click on the titles below to learn more about each project.

Eudaimonic Growth: How Virtues and Motives Shape the Narrative Self and Its
Development within a Social Ecology

PIs: Dr. Jack Bauer (University of Dayton) & Dr. Peggy DesAutels (University of Dayton)

Self and Desire as Seeds of Virtue: A Buddhist-Inspired, Multi-Method Investigation

PIs: Dr. Paul Condon (Psychology, Southern Oregon University) and Dr. Christine
Wilson-Mendenhall (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Personal Projects and the Development of Virtue: How Characteristic Adaptions
Enact and Encourage Virtue

PIs: Dr. Colin DeYoung (University of Minnesota), Dr. Moin Syed (University of Minnesota)
& Dr. Valerie Tiberius (University of Minnesota)

Virtues as Properly Motivated, Self-Integrated Traits

PIs: Dr. Blaine Fowers (University of Florida) & Dr. Bradford Cokelet (University of Kansas)

The Virtue of Self-Distancing

PIs: Dr. Warren Herold (University of Arkansas) and Dr. Ethan Kross (University of Michigan)

Giving from the Heart: The Role of the Heart and the Brain in Virtuous Motivation and Integrity

PIs: Dr. Mark Alfano (Delft University of Technology) & Dr. Christina Karns (University of Oregon)

The Motivation to Love: Overcoming Spiritual Violence and Sacramental Shame in Christian Churches

PIs: Dr. Dawne Moon (Marquette University) and Dr. Theresa Tobin (Marquette University)

Investigating the Moral Self

PIs: Mr. Javier Gomez-Lavin (CUNY Graduate Center), Dr. Shaun Nichols (University of Arizona),
Dr. Nina Strohminger (University of Pennsylvania) and Dr. Jesse Prinz (CUNY Graduate Center)