Published and unpublished manuscripts
related to the work of Purpose Research:

“Meaning Until the Last Breath”: Practical Applications of Logotherapy in the Ethical Consideration of Coma, Brain Death, and Persistent Vegetative States [Yearbook of Logotherapy and Existential Analysis, Springer, 2016; earlier manuscript presented at the 20th World Congress of Logotherapy, June, 2015]
 Meaning as the bridge from crumbling traditions to a future of freedom: Frankl’s contribution to peace and purpose [in press, International Forum for Logotherapy; manuscript presented at the 20th World Congress of Logotherapy, June, 2015]
A 2010 article on quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research: Overcoming limitations and addressing assumptions of research methods [McLafferty, Onwuegbuzie, Slate (2010), Counseling and Values]
Why we must reconsider nature-nurture studies [updated from the original: McLafferty (2006), American Psychologist with a reply by Robert Sternberg]
A letter in The Lancet regarding the conclusion that “prayer has no effect” in a major study [McLafferty and Onwuegbuzie (2005), The Lancet]
Resistance training is associated with improved mood in healthy older adults [McLafferty, Wetzstein, and Hunter (2004), Perceptual and Motor Skills]
Integration of logotherapy in a lifespan human development course [McLafferty, (2003), International Forum for Logotherapy]
Electronic plagiarism as a college instructor’s nightmare–prevention and detection. [McLafferty and Foust (2003), Journal of Education for Business]
[Click for HTML text] [Download PDF of article] Prior positive psychologists proposed personality and spiritual growth [McLafferty and Kirylo (2001), American Psychologist]
Dissertation chapter on Meredith Sprunger, author of Spiritual Psychology [McLafferty (1997)]
Dissertation chapter on Elisabeth Lukas, a leading teacher and practitioner of Viktor Frankl’s logotherapy [McLafferty (1997)] (Contact web master for copy at charles at purposeresearch *dot* com)