Professor of Sociology
The main goal of my research is to understand moral and political beliefs: what they are, where they come from, and what they do. I lead the Measuring Morality project, the goal of which is to understand how different ideas of morality fit together and influence politics and other domains of life.
Vaisey, S, and Smith, C. "Catholic Guilt among U.S. Teenagers: A Research Note." Review of Religious Research 49 (2008): 415-426. (Academic Article)
Vaisey, S. "Structure, Culture, and Community: The Search for Belonging in 50 Urban Communes." American Sociological Review 72 (2007): 851-873. (Academic Article)
Shanahan, MJ, Erickson, LD, Vaisey, S, and Smolen, A. "Helping Relationships and Genetic Propensities: A Combinatoric Study of DRD2, Mentoring, and Educational Continuation." Twin Research and Human Genetics 10 (2007): 285-298. (Academic Article)
Vaisey, S. "Education and its Discontents: Overqualification in America, 1972-2002." Social Forces 85.2 (December 1, 2006): 835-864. Full Text
Kalleberg, AL, and Vaisey, S. "Pathways to a Good Job: Perceived Work Quality among the Machinists in North America." British Journal of Industrial Relations 43.3 (September 2005): 431-454. Full Text
Vaisey, SB. "The Role of Moral Worldviews in Predicting Adolescent Sexual Behavior (In preparation)." Journal of Adolescent Research.