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: Perseverance
Perseverance is the ability to stay the course when the path to one’s goals is covered with obstacles and/or barriers. As you age, the degree to which you persevere will determine not only the goals you accomplish but also the kind of goals you set.
Learn about our upcoming events!
We will be sponsoring a wide variety of events this Fall, including our second Partner Parents Event, an academic conference on honesty, integrity and truth telling, and a new colloquium series. Click below to learn more!
New Book on Flourishing and Human Limitations
A new book on flourishing and human limitations was recently published by Dr. Blaine Fowers (University of Miami), Dr. Frank Richardson (University of Texas) and Dr. Brent Slife (Brigham Young University). The book is titled, Frailty, Suffering, and Vice: Flourishing in the Face of Human Limitations, and was published by the American Psychological Association in April 2017.
Publisher's description: Positive psychology studies the strengths that enable individuals to thrive. It is founded on the belief that we want to cultivate our best virtues and traits, and enhance our lives by embracing our best selves. But we are imperfect creatures. How do we realize our best selves and flourish in the face of our frailty, suffering, and vice? More >>
- Listen to Professor Linda Zagzebski's Podcast Interview on Exemplarism (5/2/17)
- Former Institute Staff Member Remembered (5/2/17)
- Institute Manager Defends Doctoral Dissertation in Philosophy (4/20/17)
- Director Gives William R. Connolly Lecture at the University of Evansville (4/3/17)
- OU Seminar on Free Speech to Include Lecture on Intellectual Humility (3/28/17)
- Kristen Partridge Delivers Inspiring Last Lecture (3/20/17)