Research Projects

Our research teams are constantly working to provide the world with the best and most relevant research for thriving in today’s global society. With a world-class faculty and support from knowledgable and passionate post-doctoral and doctoral student researchers, we are tackling a number of issues in psychology and philosophy.

Current Projects

Project Title
Project Lead
Project Dates
Evolutionary Psychology and Christian Views on Human ThrivingDrs. Pamela Ebstyne King, Justin Barrett, James L. FurrowMay 1, 2013 - August 31, 2015
Creation & Psychometric Evaluation of a Nomothetic Spiritual StrivingDr. Sarah SchnitkerPresent
Is Religion Natural? The Chinese ChallengeDr. Justin BarrettJuly 1, 2011 - June 30, 2014
Prayer Practices & Gratitude: Comparing Gratitude and Daily Hassles, Journaling to Prayers of Thanksgiving and SupplicationDr. Sarah SchnitkerPresent
Psychophysiological Study of PatienceDr. Sarah SchnitkerPresent
Relational Capacity & Ministry EffectivenessDr. Justin BarrettMay 1, 2012 - October 31, 2014
Spiritual Strivings, Goal Satisfaction, Virtue, and Well-BeingDr. Sarah SchnitkerPresent
Spiritual Transformation and Virtue Development in Adolescents in Young LifeDr. Sarah SchnitkerPresent
The Science of Intellectual HumilityDr. Justin BarrettJuly 1, 2012 - June 20, 2015
The Thriving Conversation ProjectDr. James L. FurrowSummer 2010 - Present
Thrifty Behaviors and Beliefs: Construct & Scale DevelopmentDr. Sarah SchnitkerPresent
Virtue Interventions in Adolescent Athletes: Imbuing Activities With Positive MeaningDr. Sarah SchnitkerFebruary 1, 2013 - March 31, 2014

Completed Projects

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