Motivational and Volitional Processes of Human Integration: Philosophical and Psychological Approaches to Human Flourishing (granted by the Templeton Foundation)
Head of the project:
Prof. Dr. Godehard Brüntrup (HfPh), Prof. Hugo M. Kehr (TUM)
Description of the project:
Together with the Munich School of Philosophy (hfph.de/trt-project) the Technical University of Munich is engaging in an interdisciplinary research project for three years funded by the Templeton Rlg. Trust entitled “Motivational and Volitional Processes of Human Integration: Philosophical and Psychological Approaches to Human Flourishing”. This psychological and philosophical cooperation is conducted by the Chair of Philosophy and Motivation led by Prof. Dr. Godehard Brüntrup SJ and the Chair of Psychology led by Prof. Dr. Hugo Kehr.
The project explores the idea of a dynamic and organismic concept of the self at the interface of philosophy and experimental psychology. We argue that human self-realization is a goal-oriented process leading from less integrated to more integrated states.
The empirical psychological research is centered around the 3C-model of motivation and volition. Specifically, within this framework we investigate
- the nature and effects of personal visions and goals
- intrinsic motivation and flow
- motivational antecedents and consequences of transformational leadership
- volitional support and volitional depletion
- individual and interpersonal contributions to human flourishing
The project is based at the Munich School of Philosophy and the Technical University of Munich. The research methodology is interdisciplinary, combining philosophical and psychological approaches. Philosophically the project is situated in analytic theory of action, philosophy of mind, and meta-ethics. The project was made possible through a grant from Templeton (TRT 0119).