Ethics Unwrapped Blog

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Coding Honor into Virtual Classrooms

It’s that time of year when here at UT (and at colleges all across the country), we are concerned about academic dishonesty in a time of online (or mostly online) education. All teachers fear that despite their own best efforts and the utilization of some technological surveillance devices, it is virtually impossible to prevent cheating […]

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El colapso de Rana Plaza

El derrumbe letal de una maquilladora de fábrica de ropa en Bangladesh provoca el debate sobre la seguridad de los obreros en respuesta a los esfuerzos de reducir costos para los fabricantes y consumidores internacionales.

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Say What?! Arational Persuasion

There is considerable evidence that how a question is framed can greatly affect how people answer it.  Framing effects can cause well-intentioned people to make unethical decisions, as you can see by watching our Concepts Unwrapped video Framing, or our Cases Unwrapped video Jack & Framing. A commonly cited example of how framing can affect […]

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5 Tips for A Peaceful Holiday Season

Happy Ethical Holidays! In his recent book “Drunk Tank Pink,” marketing professor Adam Alter demonstrates how color affects many peoples’ decisions and actions in ways they do not realize or understand.  A famous study shows, for example, that men arrested for public intoxication tend to be much less combative if confined in rooms painted pink […]

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Incrementalismo

También conocido por el nombre de la “pendiente resbaladiza,” el incrementalismo describe como inconscientemente bajamos nuestros estándares éticos a lo largo del tiempo a través de pequeños cambios en nuestras acciones.

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Agente moral y sujeto de valor moral

Un agente moral es capaz de actuar con referencia a lo que es bueno y lo que es malo, y tiene el poder de causar daño a otros intencionalmente. Un sujeto de valor moral es cualquier cosa que puede ser dañada.

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Sesgo del autoservicio

El sesgo del autoservicio nos causa a ver las cosas de manera que sostiene nuestros mejores intereses y nuestros puntos de vista preexistentes.

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How Will You Choose?

When Lance Armstrong realized that nearly every winning cyclist in major cycling was doping and that he would have to start doping to beat them, he started doping. When Mark McGuire realized that scores of top home run hitters in the major leagues were doping and that he would have to dope to stay among […]

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