In-class Experiments #7 : Teaching Managerial Ethics

Though I know many instructors shy away from dealing with the issue of ethics in the classroom, I find that topic especially challenging and intriguing. I’ve followed how Dan Ariely discusses some of this psychological science with the wide TED.COM audiences and in his classrooms and have come to especially like the experimental approach – [...] [...]

In-class Experiments #6 : Hindsight, False Consensus & Confirmation Biases

To continue the in-class experiments series, I ran three more inclass experiments in the recent summer course I gave – Hindsight Bias, False Consensus Bias & Confirmation Bias. The three are relatively straightforward and can be combined into a single handout.   Hindsight Bias The “I knew it all along” effect, where people being confronted [...] [...]

Personality In Class : Discussing Traits through Examples

Examples go a long way to make things clearer for the students. To liven things up in the class room and engage the students, it’s helpful to actually have your students think up examples in class, write those on the board in brainstorming style and then offer an example of your own as a wrap [...] [...]

Teaching Managerial Ethics : Content and In-class Exercises

Teaching ethics is tricky. It’s a highly complex topic and I’ve always debated with myself how to best approach this topic with under-grad students, especially when ethics isn’t a main topic in the course and there’s very limited time. Two of my research projects actually involve looking at unethical behavior and morality as the result [...] [...]

Inclass Experiments #2 : In-group Out-group Bias

Inclass experiments are a great way to get students to learn about social psychology and management. Continuing my post series about social psychology inclass experiments, this next social psychology experiments is aimed at demonstrating the strong effects on the formation of cognition and affect regarding in-group  versus out-group, even when the separation seems to be [...] [...]