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Unformatted text preview: Brady and Logsdon on Business Ethics 2 we report some of the contributions of social psychology to understanding human behavior. As a specific example, we describe one well known experiment in social psychology, the "Stanford Prison Experiment," and show its application to business ethics pedagogy. The Deficiencies of Normative Ethical Theory in Business Ethics Pedagogy Because of the influence of philosophy in the development of business ethics pedagogy, the standard approach to teaching business ethics consists of a review of ethical theories with a survey of topics in business ethics. A number of criticisms have been raised about the effectiveness of this approach because of its narrow traditional focus, and many have called for increased attention to a wider range of studies (Hanson, 1983; Pastin, 1985; Machan and Den Uyl, 1987). One important criticism relates to the meta-ethical focus of many of these courses and text materials (Hanson, 1983; Pastin, 1985). Political and moral philosophy so dominate most business ethics texts (Hanson, 1983; Pastin, 1985)....
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This note was uploaded on 12/02/2011 for the course GEN BUS 201 taught by Professor Susanpark during the Fall '11 term at Boise State.
- Fall '11