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Grand Valley State University (Allendale, MI 49401-9403)
Phyllis W. Vandenberg (Project Director: February 2015 to present)

Moral Psychology and Education: Putting the Humanities to Work

A four-week college and university institute for twenty-five participants, examining moral psychology and moral philosophy.

This four-week Institute at Grand Valley State University in June 2016 extends discussion beyond the public function of the humanities to an examination of their effect on the moral psychology of individuals and their role within moral education.Moral psychology is a new interdisciplinary field focused on the capacities of the human mind necessary for moral action and behavior and the social and environmental influences that affect moral development. We have pulled together the expertise of seventeen faculty from a variety of disciplines to offer an intensive examination of the moral psychology behind effective moral education. Guided by renowned scholars and rising stars, participants will study primary texts, explore new areas of interdisciplinary research, examine connections between key concepts and bodies of literature across philosophical areas and historical periods, and develop teaching and research projects.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, Other; Literature, General; Psychology

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Total amounts:
$155,747 (approved)
$152,151 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2015 – 12/31/2016