The Institute is made possible by a generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation and by support from The University of Oklahoma.
The mission of the Institute for the Study of Human Flourishing is to advance the science of virtue and to promote the flourishing of OU Students and all Oklahomans. Learn more
Featured Virtue: CompassionCompassion is the expression of care and concern for another person or group of people. Compassion can come in many forms. A few examples include: a kind word, a gift, a smile, a show of concern, and depending on the context, something as simple as not letting someone feel alone.
PARTNER PARENTS DAY - OCT 1Our first Partner Parents Day will feature guest speakers with expertise in issues pertaining to child development, the promotion of good character, and the flourishing of children, parents, and teachers. We invite you to join us for a day of collaborative learning, discussion, and sharing ideas.
"I am excited about partnering with the Institute for the Study of Human Flourishing at the University of Oklahoma. I am an Associate Professor at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the College of Nursing. The purpose of the current study on which we are partnering investigates the lived experience of female palliative care patients in rural Malawi, and their caregivers. Our objective is to understand and delineate women’s experiences within the context of a resource poor environment with the ultimate goal of offering policy recommendations for effectively scaling up the provision of palliative care in rural Malawi."