Professor Dale Dagenbach receives NIH grant to study complex brain networks

  Congratulations to Professor Dagenbach for his recent NIH research grant:   “Analytical Tools for Complex Brain Networks: Fusing Novel Statistical Methods and Network Science to Understand Brain Function. “ (PI subcontract, Co-I grant).” The research involves developing multivariate analyses that take full advantage of the rich data available in…

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Special Beacon Project Colloquium: “How do Moral Beacons Foster Community?”

  Do moral beacons enable people to work across differences that exist across different communities (as moral beacons such as Martin Luther King Jr. did), or does the current climate mean that our silo-ed communities are doomed to have their own moral beacons? Can “moral beacons” foster positive societal change?…

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The Beacon Project announces a special colloquium series: April 17th and 18th

The Beacon Project announces an upcoming colloquium at Hanesbrand Theater in Winston-Salem, NC on Tuesday April 17th and Wednesday 18th, 2018. Registration is required (see link below). If you would like a copy of either of the author’s books, please stop by the Beacon Project Lab Room 419.   Speakers are: Larissa…

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Professor J.V. Petrocelli’s recent research highlighted in public and professional press

. As noted by the Wall Street Journal (March 19th:  See BS meter copied above) In the digital age, misinformation—from nonsense to lies—spreads faster than ever and is becoming an area of serious research Understanding the causes and consequences of B.S. is a recent theme in recent research conducted by …

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The Beacon Project Calls for Participant Applications for Seminar, 2018

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 Morally Exceptional: Empirical…

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Inside WFU | Proposals funded (Reprint from Inside WFU)

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,…

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

  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 often…

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

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 mansion…so…

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

 The Pathways to Character Project anticipates funding $2 million in research during 2017.  Their website is now  active…check it out! The full text of the Funding announcement can be found on their website and on the Psychology News posting ( Jan 24th).    http://www.pathwaystocharacter.org/initiatives-events Project Leaders: Frank J. Infurna (Arizona State…

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Competition for Funding: Pathways to Character

      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…

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