McCombs School of Business
36 short illustrated videos explain behavioral ethics concepts and basic ethics principles.
58 animated videos - 1 to 2 minutes each - define key ethics terms and concepts.
One-of-a-kind videos highlight the ethical aspects of current and historical subjects.
Eight short videos present the 7 principles of values-driven leadership from Gentile's Giving Voice to Values.
A documentary and six short videos reveal the behavioral ethics biases in super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff's story.
30 videos - one minute each - introduce newsworthy scandals with ethical insights and case studies.
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Moral Cognition is the study by psychologists, neuroscientists, and others of how people make moral judgments and choices.
Moral cognition is the study of the brain’s role in moral judgment and decision-making. As a social science, it involves understanding the rationalizations and biases that affect moral decision-making. Moral cognition also involves the scientific study of the brain that is evolving along with technology.
Researchers who study moral cognition attempt to provide social and biological explanations for how our brains process information and make moral or immoral choices. Some scientist examine genetic and molecular influences, while others use neuroimaging to map the areas of the brain that direct people’s choices.
Moral thinking appears to be a complicated process. There is no single seat of moral activity in the brain. However, a network of various regions of the brain does consistently appear to be involved in moral decision-making.
So, the study of moral cognition does not aim to tell people what choices they should make. Rather, it attempts to explain how and why people make the moral choices that they do.
Behavioral Ethics studies why and how people make the choices that they do.
Moral Reasoning is the branch of philosophy that attempts to answer questions with moral dimensions.
Neuroethics uses the tools of neuroscience to examine how we make ethical choices. It is also the investigation of the ethics of neuroscience.
Rationalizations are the excuses people give themselves for failing to live up to their own ethical standards.