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The Beacon Project Calls for Participant Applications for Seminar, 2018

by August 15, 2017
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The Beacon Project will host a seminar on Character and the Morally Exceptional in June, 2018. Below, find dates and details provided by The Beacon Project team. Read more about this project in a recent Wake Forest News article: http://news.wfu.edu/2017/05/23/good-finding-beacon-moral-growth/ Beacon Project Summer Seminar: “Character and the Read more »

Inside WFU | Proposals funded (Reprint from Inside WFU)

by February 20, 2017

Proposals funded: Katula, Jayawickreme, RejeskiFebruary 20th, 2017 | Faculty News Congratulations to Jeffrey Katula, associate professor of health and exercise science, who proposal entitled “HELP DI II” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and by ((subaward/subcontract from) Wake Forest University Health Sciences. Congratulations to Eranda Jayawickreme, Read more »

Studying the Morally Exceptional: The Beacon Project Announces Young Scholar Awards

by February 7, 2017

  The Beacon Project at Wake Forest University, with the help of a generous grant from The Templeton Religion Trust, welcomed proposals for three funding initiatives in the fields of Psychology, Philosophy and Theology. The project aims to support young scholars working on the study of moral exceptionality, who Read more »

“If Children Won Lotteries….” Professor Lisa Kiang ‘s latest research on materialism and gratitude

by February 6, 2017

How does materialism and gratitude affect children’s spending preferences?   Professor Kiang discussed her research on this topic in her recent blog posted on Consumerism  #Real World Research Emerald Publishing      See:  “If children won lotteries….” One child’s response to what they would do if they won a million dollars was: “Buy a HUGE Read more »

Can we grow through adversity? Update on Pathways to Character Project

by February 2, 2017
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 The Pathways to Character Project anticipates funding $2 million in research during 2017.  Their website is now  Read more »

Competition for Funding: Pathways to Character

by January 24, 2017

      Request for Proposals The Pathways to Character Project Fellowship Announcement    Project Leaders: Frank J. Infurna (Arizona State University) and Eranda Jayawickreme (Wake Forest University)   We welcome proposals for the “Pathways to Character” funding initiative. This $2 million Request for Proposals (RFP), supported by the John Templeton Read more »

Personality, Patterns, and Perceptions Study

by February 26, 2013

The Personality, Patterns, and Perceptions (Triple-P) Study funded by National Institute of Mental Health is a five year longitudinal study. This study examines symptoms of serious mental illness, associated with functional impairment, high health-care costs, and significant suffering. This project aims at 1) Obtaining direct, empirical account of symptom frequencies, Read more »

Join a Personality Study!

by January 30, 2013

Please click on the following links for more information on how you can become part of important studies.    Join a Personality Study Using Your Own Phone (PDF) Join a Personality Study Here at Wake Forest (PDF)

Character Project

by December 11, 2012

As a subsidiary of the interdisciplinary Character Project funded by the John Templeton Foundation, this project creates a unique and exciting blend of theoretical and empirical work, discipline-specific and interdisciplinary thinking, exploratory and confirmatory strategies, and correlational and experimental studies on the nature of Character. If you are interested in the Read more »

Growth Initiative Project

by October 30, 2012

The Growth Initiative seeks to understand how adverse life events can lead to positive behavioral and cognitive changes. We intend to uncover the scope of this growth, and the factors that limit growth. This research program is based at Wake Forest University and the University of Pennsylvania and made possible through a grant from Read more »