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. "Is interviewing compatible with the dual-process model of culture?." American Journal of Cultural Sociology 2.1 (February 2014): 150-158. Full Text
Beyerlein, K, and Vaisey, S. "Individualism revisited: Moral worldviews and civic engagement." Poetics 41.4 (August 2013): 384-406. Full Text
Longest, KC, Hitlin, S, and Vaisey, S. "Position and Disposition: The Contextual Development of Human Values." Social Forces 91.4 (June 1, 2013): 1499-1528. Full Text
Hitlin, S, and Vaisey, S. "The New Sociology of Morality." Annual Review of Sociology (2012). (Academic Article)
Kahwati, LC, Lewis, MA, Kane, H, Williams, PA, Nerz, P, Jones, KR, Lance, TX, Vaisey, S, and Kinsinger, LS. "Best practices in the Veterans Health Administration's MOVE! Weight management program." Am J Prev Med 41.5 (November 2011): 457-464. Full Text
Lewis, M, Kahwati, L, Kane, H, Williams-Piehota, P, Lance, T, Jones, K, Vaisey, S, and Kinsinger, L. "IMPLEMENTATION EVALUATION OF MOVE! WEIGHT MANAGEMENT TREATMENT FOR VETERANS: BEST PRACTICES BASED ON A QUALITATIVE COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS." ANNALS OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE 41 (April 2011): S69-S69.
Vaisey, S, and Frye, M. "The Old One-Two: Preserving Analytical Dualism in Psychological Sociology." Theory and Psychology (2011). (Academic Article)
Vaisey, S. "What People Want: Rethinking Poverty, Culture, and Educational Attainment." Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science (July 2010): 75-101. (Academic Article)
Vaisey, S, and Lizardo, O. "Can Cultural Worldviews Influence Network Composition?." Social Forces 88 (June 2010): 1595-1618. (Academic Article)