Why do good people and organizations act unethically? Why do people who apparently know right from wrong nonetheless act unethically? The session will begin with a discussion of the classic Stanley Milgram punishment experiments, seeking to understand how they help explain unethical behavior. The class then uses examples to provide a foundation for analysis regarding the relationship between work ethics and personal ethics, while seeking to understand whether you could be the next person to act unethically.
Field of Study: Behavioral Ethics