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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.

Ben Jones publishes "The Republican Party, Conservatives, and the Future of Capital Punishment"

by Whitney Chirdon Apr 12, 2018
Ben Jones, assistant director of the Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State, publishes article in The Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology.

Rock Research Associate Javi Lopez cited in article about allowing performance-enhancing drugs in sports

by Rebecca Bennitt Mar 30, 2018
Should doping be allowed in sports? Rock research associate Francisco Javier Lopez Frias was interviewed by news site, OZY.com.

Caitlin Grady delivers presentation on ethical implications of university engagement in global development

by Rebecca Bennitt Mar 30, 2018
Caitlin Grady delivers presentation on ethical implications of university engagement in global development Caitlin Grady, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, gives a presentation about the ethical challenges in university-community international development and discusses how we can shift perceptions among university stakeholders from thinking of university international development as philanthropic to one of mutual respect and reciprocity.

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.