Amber Nadal

Welcome! I recently earned my PhD in Applied Social Psychology from Brigham Young University, where I worked closely with my advisor, Sam Hardy. I am currently a postdoctoral visiting scholar at Stanford University's Center on Adolescence.

My broad research interests include human morality, virtue ethics, motivation and positive psychology. Specifically, I am interested in how individuals develop moral habits, how conflicting motivations (e.g. wanting to lie, but also wanting to not want to lie) affect the formation of moral habits, and whether seemingly polarized character strengths (humility and confidence, for example) counterbalance one another to produce moral behavior.

For more information about my current research, please see my publications, projects, and Google Scholar profile. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions about my work or video blogs.