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ERIC Number: EJ1173712
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 41
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0896-5811
Teaching Behavioral Ethics
Prentice, Robert
Journal of Legal Studies Education, v31 n2 p325-365 Sum 2014
Many ethics courses are philosophy based, others focus on building character, and many are a combination of the two. Sharpening one's moral reasoning and reinforcing one's character are certainly beneficial courses of action for those who wish to be better people and those who wish to teach others how to act more ethically. Because the empirical evidence indicates that the potential of these two traditional approaches to transform human behavior is generally limited, however, many people interested in researching and teaching ethics have recently focused on a new field called "behavioral ethics." This is the body of research that focuses on how and why people make the decisions that they do in the ethical realm. In this article, the author describes his approach to teaching behavioral ethics. He has taught behavioral ethics for well over a decade and tinkers with his approach every new semester. He describes a portion of the combination business law and business ethics class that he teaches, which could play a role in any pure ethics course.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas
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