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    Aquinas and the Virtues of Hope: Theological and Democratic
    Journal of Religious Ethics 44 (2): 300-332. 2016.
    A prominent political historian has recently identified unwarranted optimism and unwarranted pessimism as democracy's “dual dangers.” While this historical analysis highlights the difficulties that accompany democratic hope, our prevailing conceptual vocabulary obscures the resources needed to address them. This essay attempts to recover these resources by excavating insights from Thomas Aquinas, who supplies one of the most systematic accounts of hope in the history of religious and political t…Read more
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    The NICHD Investigative Interview Protocol: An analogue study
    with Deirdre A. Brown, Charlie Lewis, Margaret-Ellen Pipe, Yael Orbach, and Missy Wolfman
    Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied 19 (4): 367-382. 2013.
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    Augustine and Republican Liberty
    Augustinian Studies 48 (1): 119-159. 2017.
    One of the most controversial aspects of Augustine’s political thought is his use of imperial power to coerce religious dissenters. While scholars have sought to situate Augustine’s justifications of coercion within his historical, social, and political contexts, even the most helpful approaches do not alleviate concerns that Augustine’s defense of coercion violates individual liberty. This paper argues that one reason for this is that many defenders and detractors tend to view Augustine’s defen…Read more
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    Cultivating virtue in postgraduates: An empirical study of the Oxford Global Leadership Initiative
    with Jonathan Brant, Emily Burdett, and Edward Brooks
    Journal of Moral Education 49 (4): 415-435. 2020.
    ABSTRACT Although virtue ethics has emerged as an influential ethical theory within the academy, universities have not generally taken up the practical task of virtue cultivation. Some academics even resist the effort altogether. In response, this article presents an early-stage evaluation of one effort to cultivate virtue in postgraduate students, a theoretically derived and empirically measured character development programme at the University of Oxford. The study uses a pre- and post-test exp…Read more
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    Augustine and Republican Liberty in advance
    Augustinian Studies. forthcoming.
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    Weaning and the nature of early childhood interactions among bofi foragers in central Africa
    with Hillary N. Fouts and Barry S. Hewlett
    Human Nature 12 (1): 27-46. 2001.
    Western scholarly literature suggests that (1) weaning is initiated by mothers; (2) weaning takes place within a few days once mothers decide to stop nursing; (3) mothers employ specific techniques to terminate nursing; (4) semi-solid foods (gruels and mashed foods) are essential when weaning; (5) weaning is traumatic for children (it leads to temper tantrums, aggression, etc.); (6) developmental stages in relationships with mothers and others can be demarcated by weaning; and (7) weaning is a p…Read more
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    Corrigendum: Determinants of Non-paid Task Division in Gay-, Lesbian-, and Heterosexual-Parent Families With Infants Conceived Using Artificial Reproductive Techniques
    with Loes Van Rijn - Van Gelderen, Kate Ellis-Davies, Marijke Huijzer-Engbrenghof, Terrence D. Jorgensen, Martine Gross, Alice Winstanley, Berengere Rubio, Olivier Vecho, and Henny M. W. Bos
    Frontiers in Psychology 11. 2020.
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    Determinants of Non-paid Task Division in Gay-, Lesbian-, and Heterosexual-Parent Families With Infants Conceived Using Artificial Reproductive Techniques
    with Loes Van Rijn - Van Gelderen, Kate Ellis-Davies, Marijke Huijzer-Engbrenghof, Terrence D. Jorgensen, Martine Gross, Alice Winstanley, Berengere Rubio, Olivier Vecho, and Henny M. W. Bos
    Frontiers in Psychology 11. 2020.