Recent and Current Projects


“Galvanizing the Psychological, Philosophical, and Theological Study and Practice of Patience.” (2021-2023). Funder: Templeton Religion Trust. Amount: $234,800. Principal Investigator: Sarah Schnitker and Juliette Ratchford.

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“Gratitude to God: Psychological, Philosophical, and Theological Investigations, Phase 2.” (2020-2022). Funder: John Templeton Foundation. Amount: $253,056 of $4,032,851. Principal Investigators: Peter Hill, Robert Emmons; Co-Investigator: JoAnn Tsang.

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“Character Strength Interventions in Adolescents: Engaging Scholars and Practitioners to Promote Virtue Development.” (2018-2021). Funder: John Templeton Foundation. Amount: $2,616,084. Principal Investigator: Sarah Schnitker; Co-Investigator: Benjamin Houltberg.

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“Measuring the (Im)measurable: A Psychological Model of the “Something More” that Humans Encounter in and through Art.” (2020-2021). Funder: Templeton Religion Trust. Amount: $234,499.95. Principal Investigators: Kutter Callaway and Wade Rowatt; Co-Investigator: Sarah Schnitker.

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“Joy and the Good Life.” (2016-2018). Funder: John Templeton Foundation. Principal Investigator: Miroslav Volf and Angela Gorrell.

The Joy and the Good Life project conducted research to lay the foundations for a movement pursuing questions of the flourishing life in the academy and culture more broadly