Character Essay and Book Prize

Several Character Essay and Book Prizes were awarded to essays or books on character which are accessible to non-academic audiences in venues with a wide readership. We received many outstanding entries, and awards were made in three areas: the psychology of character, the philosophy of character, and the theology of character. We offer our congratulations to the winners (below) and our thanks to all who submitted their work.

Prize Winners

Dan Ariely The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone Especially Ourselves
Michael Austin & R. Douglas Geivett Being Good: Christian Virtues for Everyday Life
Rebecca DeYoung “Courage” in Being Good: Christian Virtues for Everyday Life
Philip Dow Virtuous Minds: Intellectual Character Development
Charles Duhigg The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
David Elliot “Passing Through the Sirens: The Trials of the Christian Wayfarer in the World”
Iskra Fileva “Character and Its Discontents”
Thomas Hurka The Best Things in Life: A Guide to What Really Matters
David DeSteno & Piercarlo Valdesolo Out of Character: Surprising Truths About the Liar, Cheat, Sinner (and Saint) Lurking in All of Us

The Character Project: New Frontiers in Psychology, Philosophy, and Theology