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.
Peaceland: Conflict and Resolution and the Everyday Politics of International Intervention
May 12, 2016
How Did We Get So Afraid for Our Kids?
October 26, 2016
Breakthrough study explains why we arrest moms for putting kids in nearly non-existent 'danger'
September 22, 2016
Social scientists Ashley Thomas (cog sci), Barbara Sarnecka (cog sci) and Kyle Stanford (LPS) in Reason, Sept. 22, 2016
Former latch-key kids who are now parents, unite
September 15, 2016
Social scientists Ashley Thomas (cog sci), Barbara Sarnecka (cog sci) and Kyle Stanford (LPS) in Reason.com, Sept. 15, 2016