Identifying and Assessing Behavioral Ethics Risks
- Published on March 6, 2013
- Written by Mike McClain, Senior Web Designer & Site Manager
The emerging field of “behavioral ethics” examines the effects of various social, cognitive and emotional factors on ethical decision making, and, in numerous experiments, has demonstrated the limited role that traditional notions of rationality play when we are faced with ethics-related choices. The implications of behavioral ethics– which is part of a larger school of “behavioral economics” -indeed extend across a whole spectrum of contexts, from the decisions made in our private lives to matters of public policy.