- October 10, 2014Patricia Brosseau-Liard's (GC 08-09) study of kindergarten kids showed that there is a big difference in the ability of four and five year-olds in determining when adults are lying.
- October 09, 2014Dr. Judith G. Hall, OC, Emerita Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Medical Genetics, UBC and Foundation Fellow of the College, is one of six inductees honoured at the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame in London, Ontario.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
- Matt Bedke, Department of Philosophy, UBCCoach House, Green College, UBCSeptember 12, 2011 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
If you ask Matt Bedke, ethical thoughts and statements are largely expressions of sentiment. If we say lying is wrong, we’re disapproving of it, or expressing a negative emotional reaction to it, or some such. So he disagrees with moral realists, who think that we are reporting a fact. "Lying is wrong" is more like "Boo Boston!" than it is like "Grass is green." > Read More
- Larry Walker, Department of Psychology, UBCCoach House, Green College, UBCOctober 03, 2011 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
How can we best explain the motivation to be moral? What instigates and sustains the actions of highly moral people who promote the well-being of others at apparent cost to themselves? In this talk, Larry Walker contends that extant notions of self-denial and of altruism lack explanatory “oomph,” and, in contrast, proffer the hypothesis that moral exemplars have integrated their personal interests with their moral concerns—a form of enlightened self-interest. > Read More
- Kiley Hamlin, Department of Psychology, UBCCoach House, Green College, UBCNovember 07, 2011 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
How do humans come to have a “moral sense”? Are adults’ conceptions of which actions are right and which are wrong, of who is good and who is bad, who deserves praise and who deserves blame the result of experiences, such as observing and interacting with others in one’s cultural environment and explicit teaching from parents, teachers, and religious leaders? > Read More
- Joan Silk, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Los AngelesCoach House, Green College, UBCDecember 05, 2011 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
A growing body of evidence demonstrates that humans are remarkably altruistic primates. Food sharing and division of labor play an important role in all human societies, and cooperation extends beyond the bounds of close kinship and networks of reciprocating partners. In humans, altruism is motivated at least in part by empathy and concern for the welfare of others. > Read More
- Dave Pizarro, Psychology, Cornell UniversityRoom A104, Buchanan Building, 1866 Main Mall, UBCJanuary 16, 2012 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
There is growing evidence that the emotion of disgust—an emotion that likely evolved to protect individuals from physical contamination—plays a central role in moral and political judgment. > Read More
- Clifford Ando and Jörg Rüpke bring history and sociology into a shared focus.
- The 2013-14 Annual report is available to download.