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"We must remember that intelligence is not enough. Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education."

– Martin Luther King, Jr.
“The Purpose of Education,” 1947 

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To flourish means to live well, to thrive. We believe that humans flourish when they develop to their fullest potential as rational and moral creatures living in healthy communities.

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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

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January 7, 2019

Institute Director Presents Research on Empathy

In September 2018, Institute director Nancy Snow participated in a webinar conference titled, “Empathy and Emotions in Morality, Communication, and Human Life.” Her presentation was on “Compassion, Empathy, and Prosocial Behavior.” A video of that presentation is available above.

Other speakers at the conference included Institute advisory board member, Darcia Narvaez, Professor of Psychology at the University of Notre Dame; Michael Slote, UST Professor of Ethics and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Miami; Gustavo Carlo, Millsap Professor of Diversity at the Department of Human Development and Family Science at the University of Missouri; and Michael Frazer, Lecturer in Political and Social Theory in the School of Politics, Philosophy, Language, and Communication Studies at the University of East Anglia, UK.

The event was co-sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the Department of Psychology at the University of Notre Dame. 

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The Institute is made possible by a generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation
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