An Aristotelian analysis of the structure of human action. – Fowers, B. J. (2015).

Abstract: Unavailable Link: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/book/10.1002/9781118748213#page=83 Citation: Fowers, B. J. (2015). An Aristotelian analysis of the structure of human action. In J. Martin, J. Sugarman, & K. Slaney (Eds.), The Wiley handbook of theoretical and philosophical psychology: Methods, approaches and new directions for social science, (pp. 70-84). Wiley and Sons.

A goal theoretic framework for screen-time monitoring behavior. – Owenz, M. B., & Fowers, B. J. (2020).

Abstract: Children’s screen time (i.e., time spent using computers, televisions, mobile devices) has rapidly increased with the development of mobile technology, and this increase has become a matter of serious concern for teachers, parents, family life educators, psychologists, and other health professionals. High usage rates (more than 2 hours per day) have been associated withContinue reading “A goal theoretic framework for screen-time monitoring behavior. – Owenz, M. B., & Fowers, B. J. (2020).”

A shared understanding of purposeful caregiving: Reply to Hill, Wynn, and Carpenter (2020) – Lang, S. F., & Fowers, B. J. (2020).

Abstract: Replies to comments made by P. L. Hill, M. J. Wynn, and B. D. Carpenter (see record 2019-81943-006) on the original article by S. F. Lang and B. J. Fowers (see record 2018-24691-001). Hill, Wynn, and Carpenter’s (2020) discussion of Alzheimer’s caregiving being motivated by purposeful engagement is a welcome perspective. Their views areContinue reading “A shared understanding of purposeful caregiving: Reply to Hill, Wynn, and Carpenter (2020) – Lang, S. F., & Fowers, B. J. (2020).”

An exploratory study of friendship characteristics and their relations with hedonic and eudaimonic well-being. – Anderson, A. R., & Fowers, B. J. (2020).

Abstract: Friendships are an important source of happiness, well-being, physical health, and longevity. Researchers have often linked unidimensional friendship quality to life satisfaction and positive affect, which are hedonic forms of well-being. Aristotle presented an expanded view of friendship with three general characteristics: Utility, Pleasure, and Virtue. Following his theory, we expected Pleasure and UtilityContinue reading “An exploratory study of friendship characteristics and their relations with hedonic and eudaimonic well-being. – Anderson, A. R., & Fowers, B. J. (2020).”

An expanded theory of Alzheimer’s caregiving. – Lang, S. F., & Fowers, B. J. (2019).

Abstract: The ancient and cross-culturally prevalent pattern of caregiving suggests that long-term caregiving is species characteristic for humans. If so, then an evolutionary account of the adaptation(s) that underwrite this caregiving is necessary, particularly for the one-sided and long-term nature of Alzheimer’s caregiving. Four standard evolutionary explanations are evaluated: kin selection theory, the grandmother hypothesis,Continue reading “An expanded theory of Alzheimer’s caregiving. – Lang, S. F., & Fowers, B. J. (2019).”

Realistic virtues and how to study them: Introducing the STRIVE-4 model. – Cokelet, B., & Fowers, B. J. (2019).

Abstract: This article argues that ordinary virtue trait attributions presuppose the existence of realistic traits that fall short of, for example, Aristotelian ideals and that debate about the existence of virtue traits should be reoriented in the light of this fact. After clarifying and motivating that basic thesis, we discuss what the existing psychological researchContinue reading “Realistic virtues and how to study them: Introducing the STRIVE-4 model. – Cokelet, B., & Fowers, B. J. (2019).”

On properly characterizing moral agency. – Fowers, B. J., Anderson, A. R., & Lang, S. F. (2018)

Abstract: Doris (2015b) develops a theory of moral agency to avoid a skeptical challenge arising from psychology studies indicating that (im)moral behavior is caused by trivial situational factors. His theory is flawed in attending only to situational influences on behavior and neglecting individual differences such as moral identity and virtue. A focus on individual differencesContinue reading “On properly characterizing moral agency. – Fowers, B. J., Anderson, A. R., & Lang, S. F. (2018)”

From continence to virtue: Recovering goodness, character unity, and character types for positive psychology. – Fowers, B. J. (2008).

Abstract: Character is central to positive psychology’s efforts to understand and promote human flourishing. Despite the importance of character and ubiquitous references to Aristotle, virtue theory remains underdeveloped in positive psychology. This article elaborates three key aspects of virtue ethics for understanding flourishing: goodness, the unity of character, and character types. Positive psychologists have notContinue reading “From continence to virtue: Recovering goodness, character unity, and character types for positive psychology. – Fowers, B. J. (2008).”

The virtue of multiculturalism: Personal transformation, character, and openness to the other. – Fowers, B. J. & Davidov, B. J. (2006).

Abstract: The social, intellectual, and moral movement known as multiculturalism has been enormously influential in psychology. Its ability to reshape psychology has been due to its ethical force, which derives from the attractiveness of its aims of inclusion, social justice, and mutual respect. The cultivation of cultural competence, presented as a developmental process of acquiringContinue reading “The virtue of multiculturalism: Personal transformation, character, and openness to the other. – Fowers, B. J. & Davidov, B. J. (2006).”

Why is multiculturalism good? – Fowers, B. J., & Richardson, F. C. (1996).

Abstract: This article explores the moral sources that give multiculturalism the potency to move psychology to reassess itself. The power of the multicultural perspective appears to derive from its ability to show how psychology’s tendency toward monocultural universalism has undermined its aims as a science of human behavior and promoter of human welfare. The multiculturalContinue reading “Why is multiculturalism good? – Fowers, B. J., & Richardson, F. C. (1996).”