This webinar will introduce viewers to the field of behavioral ethics — the science behind ethical (and unethical) decision making. It will focus upon the social, psychological, and situational factors that can cause good people to do bad things. This is a relatively new area that draws from fields such as behavioral psychology, cognitive science, and even primatology.
Attendees who wish to live up to their own moral standards will:
Come to realize that given the pressures people face in the workplace, it is exceedingly difficult to live up to their own moral standards every single day.
Understand the basics of various social and organizational pressures, cognitive heuristics, biases, and situational factors that often trip up well-meaning people.
Learn to guard against the most common influences that often cause good people to act unethically and occasionally go to jail.
Robert A. Prentice, J.D.
Professor, Department of Business, Government, and Society, McCombs School of Business
Robert Prentice has taught business law and business ethics at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin for 33 years. He is the Ed and Molly Smith Professor of Business Law, Chair of the Business, Government & Society Department, faculty director of the Business Honors Program, and director of the Ethics Unwrapped ethics video series. Prentice has published several textbooks and approximately 70 articles on business law and business ethics. He has received approximately 50 teaching awards, is an inaugural member of UT Austin’s Academy of Distinguished Teachers, and a recipient of the UT System Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award.