Blaine Fowers

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University of Miami

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Blaine Fowers (Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin in 1987) is Professor of Counseling Psychology and Chairperson of the Department of Educational and Psychological Studies at the University of Miami. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. His primary scholarly interest is in exploring the moral dimension of psychology, both in research and practice. His current scholarly work is centered on the contributions of virtue ethics to a richer understanding of research and clinical practices in psychology. His empirical work has been devoted to clarifying the role of cultural values in marriage and the family, including positive illusions about marriage and parenting. He has also written about the centrality of practical wisdom for theory, research, and applied practices. He is currently directing the Constitutive Goals Project, which is focused on documenting the existence and functioning of higher order goals and investigating the links between pursuing inherently valuable goals and human flourishing. He is the author of Virtue and Psychology (American Psychological Association, 2005), Beyond the Myth of Marital Happiness (Jossey-Bass, 2000), and a co-author of Re-envisioning Psychology (Jossey-Bass, 1999). Fowers has published numerous peer reviewed articles on virtue and practical wisdom in psychology, including The Virtue of Multiculturalism (American Psychologist, September, 2006).

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