What Causes Moral Behavior?
Exploring this quintessential question at the heart of ethics is the goal of the UCI Interdisciplinary Center for the Scientific Study of Ethics and Morality. The center was established in 2003 by a group of scholars from social sciences, social ecology, biological sciences and medicine interested in recent scientific research that yields insight on the origins and causes of morality. In creating the center, UCI faculty are addressing topics that reflect critically on the moral implications of the new frontiers in science.Housed in the School of Social Sciences, the center convenes faculty, researchers, graduate students, and visiting scholars from all disciplines to conduct studies, present lectures and publish professional papers and proceedings from public talks and organized conferences.
When Norms Collide: Local Responses to Activism Against Female Genital Mutilation and Early Marriage
February 19, 2016
Mark Petracca, poli sci, on the historical natures of Trump's speech via the Orange County Register, July 21, 2016
Mark Petracca, political science associate professor, on the OC's new ethics commission via the Orange County Register, June 22, 2016