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    The Emerging Science of Virtue.Blaine Fowers, Bradford Cokelet, Jason Carroll & Nathan Leonhardt - 2020 - Perspectives on Psychological Science 1:1-30.
    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 challenges by clarifying how virtue research relates to prosocial behavior, positive psychology, and personality psychology and does not run afoul of the fact–value distinction. We propose the (...)
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    Realistic Virtues and How to Study Them: Introducing the STRIVE-4 Model.Bradford Cokelet & Blaine J. Fowers - 2019 - Journal of Moral Education 48 (1):7-26.
    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 research shows about the existence of realistic traits and how future psychological research could be designed to show more. Our first conclusion is that current psychological research (weakly) (...)
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  3. Re-Envisioning Psychology: Moral Dimensions of Theory and Practice.Frank C. Richardson, Blaine J. Fowers & Charles B. Guignon - 1999 - Jossey-Bass.
    Does the practice of psychology make a significant and positive contribution to human welfare and the struggle for a good society? This book presents a reinvigorating look at psychology and its societal purpose, offering a bold new philosophical foundation from which professionals in the field can deeply examine their work.
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    Courage, Justice, and Practical Wisdom as Key Virtues in the Era of COVID-19.Blaine J. Fowers, Lukas F. Novak, Alexander J. Calder & Robert K. Sommer - 2021 - Frontiers in Psychology 12.
    Fowers et al. recently made a general argument for virtues as the characteristics necessary for individuals to flourish, given inherent human limitations. For example, people can flourish by developing the virtue of friendship as they navigate the inherent human dependency on others. This general argument also illuminates a pathway to flourishing during the COVID-19 pandemic, the risks of which have induced powerful fears, exacerbated injustices, and rendered life and death decisions far more common. Contexts of risk and fear call for (...)
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    An Aristotelian Framework for the Human Good.Blaine J. Fowers - 2012 - Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology 32 (1):10-23.
    A robust critical literature argues that psychology is animated by powerful, but unacknowledged commitments to a culturally based vision of the human good in spite of its ideal of value neutrality. Inasmuch as such commitments seem ineliminable, it seems preferable to address questions of the good directly rather than by tacitly absorbing cultural views. This article explores the human good directly and explicitly within an Aristotelian framework to foster a critical conversation on the good life in psychology. The framework takes (...)
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    Placing Virtue and the Human Good in Psychology.Blaine J. Fowers - 2012 - Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology 32 (1):1-9.
    This article contextualizes and critiques the recent increase in interest in virtue ethics and the good life in psychology. Theoretically, psychologists' interests in virtue and eudaimonia have followed the philosophical revival of these topics, but this work has been subject to persistent, disguised commitments to the ideologies of individualism and instrumentalism. Moreover, psychologists' tendency to separate the topics of virtue and eudaimonia is described and critiqued as theoretically misguided, particularly because Aristotle, the originator of these concepts, saw them as mutually (...)
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    On Properly Characterizing Moral Agency.Blaine J. Fowers, Austen R. Anderson & Samantha M. Lang - 2018 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 41.
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    Virtues as Properly Motivated, Self-Integrated Traits.Blaine Fowers, Bradford Cokelet & Jean-Philippe Laurenceau - unknown
    Contemporary empirical research on virtues has been promising, but limited in depth and value by investigators’ reliance on global self-report questionnaires obtained at a single time-point. These questionnaires require respondents to summarize their trait features in very broad state-ments or focus narrowly on specific behaviors. Properly understood, virtues are partly constitut-ed by appropriate motivations in response to the real-world environment and integrated with the actor’s self—features that are not accessible using the predominant research methods. Our central aim is to deepen (...)
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    Limits of the Concept of Altruism: Individualism, Batson’s Theory of Altruism, and a Social Realist Alternative.Alexander J. Calder, Lukas F. Novak & Blaine J. Fowers - forthcoming - Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology.
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  10. Key Virtues of the Psychotherapist : A Eudaimonic View.Blaine J. Fowers & Emily Winakur - 2014 - In Stan van Hooft & Nafsika Athanassoulis (eds.), The Handbook of Virtue Ethics. Acumen Publishing.
     
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    Social Science as an Inherently Moral Endeavor.Blaine J. Fowers - 2020 - Journal of Moral Education:1-12.
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    On Properly Characterizing Moral Agency – CORRIGENDUM.Blaine J. Fowers, Austen R. Anderson & Samantha F. Lang - 2018 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 41.
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    Psychology as Public Philosophy: An Illustration of the Moral Dimension of Psychology with Marital Research.Blaine J. Fowers - 1993 - Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology 13 (2):124-136.
    Suggests that contemporary marriage is at the heart of a serious cultural paradox that renders it strongly valued, but rather brittle. Scientific and therapeutic approaches to this dilemma have had limited success in resolving this problem because professionals have accepted and promoted the popular aspiration of personal fulfillment through marriage, which may have engendered the fragility of marriage. The author provides a brief hermeneutic account designed to make the incoherence of contemporary marriage more intelligible, and to clarify the moral dimension (...)
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    Introduction to the Special Issue: Research in Morality as an Integrated, Interdisciplinary Domain of Inquiry.Blaine J. Fowers - forthcoming - Journal of Moral Education:1-8.
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    On Properly Characterizing Moral Agency.Blaine J. Fowers, Austen R. Anderson & Samantha F. Lang - 2018 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 41.
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    Psychology as Public Philosophy: An Illustration with the Moral and Cultural Dilemmas of Marriage and Marital Research.Blaine J. Fowers - 1993 - Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology 13 (2):124-136.
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    The Promise of a Flourishing Theoretical Psychology.Blaine J. Fowers - 2015 - Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology 35 (3):145-159.
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