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Everyday Ethics

Learn how ethics is part of our everyday lives by reading articles and stories that show ethical dilemmas are everywhere.

Daryl Cameron and Penn State's Empathy & Moral Psychology Research Lab awarded multiple grants

by Rebecca Bennitt Mar 26, 2018
Daryl Cameron and Penn State's Empathy & Moral Psychology Research Lab awarded multiple grants C. Daryl Cameron, assistant professor of psychology and research associate in the Rock Ethics Institute, was recently awarded a Level 2 grant ($14,250) from Penn State’s Social Science Research Institute for a project, “Empathy for Disparity: A Social-Cognitive Neuroscience Approach.” Penn State's Empathy & Moral Psychology Research Lab, directed by Cameron, also received a research grant from the UCLA Animal Law program.

Robert Chiles publishes in Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics

by Rebecca Bennitt Mar 26, 2018
Robert Chiles publishes in Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics Robert M. Chiles, assistant professor of rural sociology and research associate in the Rock Ethics Institute, recently published an article on the technical and policy issues surrounding greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture.

Center for the Study of Sports in Society awards faculty grants

by Rebecca Bennitt Mar 26, 2018
Rock Research Associate Javi Lopez awarded grant from Penn State's Center for the Study of Sports in Society.

Public lecture, panel discussion to examine ethical implications of robotics use

by Whitney Chirdon Mar 12, 2018
The Rock Ethics Institute will host the Developing Implicitly Ethical and Norm Competent Robots Workshop taking place March 15-17 at Penn State. The workshop will feature two public events with experts in robot ethics.

TEDxPSU Talk with Yael Warshel: Do media have the power to impact peace?

by Whitney Chirdon Mar 15, 2018
Are peace media interventions a waste of money; or alternatively, effective? If so, when, how, and for whom, can their outcomes be ethically improved? Rock Research Associate Yael Warshel presents highlights from her upcoming book as part of the TEDxPSU series.

Rock Ethics Institute launches “Rock the News” podcast

by Rebecca Bennitt Feb 21, 2018
Examining current issues and breaking news from an ethical perspective will be the focus of “Rock the News,” a new monthly podcast by the Rock Ethics Institute. “Rock the News,” will feature faculty and special guests from various backgrounds as they discuss pressing ethical concerns addressed in current media headlines. Undergraduate students, graduate students, staff, and community members, also will be invited to share their questions and thoughts via social media.

Rock Research Associates Robert Chiles and Caitlin Grady awarded seed grants from IEE

by Whitney Chirdon Feb 20, 2018
Rock Ethics Research Associates Robert Chiles and Caitlin Grady were among 16 groups of interdisciplinary researchers awarded seed grant funding from Penn State's Institutes of Energy and the Environment (IEE).