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Article in Stanford Social Innovation Review

Here is an article that highlights a promising educational application of our Center’s research on the development of purpose.

Ben Franklin on Friendship

Ben Franklin’s Guide To Making Friends,” my recent piece in Hoover Institution’s online journal, Defining Ideas.

Thoughts on Purpose in Early Life

Here’s a piece I wrote for Big Questions Online called How Can We Encourage a Sense of Purpose and Meaning Early in Life?

Thoughts on Young People and Entrepreneurship

Here’s an article I wrote called “A Nation of Entrepreneurs?” based on my work with the Young Entrepreneurs Study (YES), a joint Stanford/Tufts research project on how entrepreneurial skills and goals develop in early adulthood. My co-P.I. on this project is Professor Richard Lerner of Tufts University, and one of the other project leaders is Professor Kendall Bronk of Claremont Graduate University.

Thoughts on New Directions in the Study of Moral Psychology

I’d like to share with you my article “Why We Can’t All Just Get Along,” published June 14, 2012, in Defining Ideas, a Hoover Institution Journal. It is a review of Jonathan Haidt’s book, The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion.

Thoughts on the Role of Virtue in a Democratic Society

I’d like to share with you my article, “The Death of Honesty,” published in Defining Ideas, a Hoover Institution Journal, which explores how moral numbness brought on by a decline of honesty and a failure to cultivate virtue in citizens can be a threat to democracy.

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