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Nadal, Amber Cazell

Amber Cazzell Nadal (, recently earned a PhD in Applied Social Psychology from Brigham Young University, and will be visiting the Center on Adolescence during the 2017-18 academic year.

Her research concerns the development and maintenance of (im)moral habits, the role of self-control in moral motivation, the value-behavior discrepancy, and the social-psychological outcomes of moral behaviors. She is the principal investigator for a project which seeks to identify how self-control plays a role in the consistency of moral behaviors and thoughts, and which examines whether individuals may develop robust moral habits. She is also currently engaged in a project which is attempting to empirically map out the relationships between character strengths, and which tests the idea that strengths counterbalance one another to produce virtuous behaviors (called "virtue ambidexterity").

More information about her research involvements and publications can be found at