The emerging science of virtue. – Fowers, B. J., Carroll, J. S., Leonhardt, N. D., & Cokelet, B. (2020)

Abstract: Numerous scholars have claimed that positive ethical traits such as virtues are important in human psychology and behavior. Psychologists have begun to test these claims. The scores of studies on virtue do not yet constitute a mature science of virtue because of unresolved theoretical and methods challenges. In this article, we addressed those challengesContinue reading “The emerging science of virtue. – Fowers, B. J., Carroll, J. S., Leonhardt, N. D., & Cokelet, B. (2020)”

Social science as an inherently moral endeavor. – Fowers, B. J. (2020).

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to argue that social science is an inherently moral enterprise. There are four reasons to see science as a moral endeavor based on the neo-Aristotelian recognition that morality is centered on human goods (e.g., justice and knowledge), not just right action. First, science is guided by epistemic valuesContinue reading “Social science as an inherently moral endeavor. – Fowers, B. J. (2020).”

A daily diary study of lifestyle behaviors, psychological distress, and well-being. – Anderson, A. R., & Fowers, B. J. (2020).

Abstract: Many lifestyle behaviors such as diet, exercise, and sleep are related to physical and mental health. However, very little research has been done on the day-to-day influence of these activities on both psychological distress (PD) and more holistic conceptions of overall well-being. This study seeks to investigate the patterns of common lifestyle behaviors andContinue reading “A daily diary study of lifestyle behaviors, psychological distress, and well-being. – Anderson, A. R., & Fowers, B. J. (2020).”