Position:GIVEN THE EVIDENCE - Screentime and understanding of human ethics and behavior - Brief article

An open-access behavioral ethics curriculum created at the University of Texas at Austin called Ethics Unwrapped examines case studies of ethical dilemmas in medicine, sports, entertainment, scientific research, and foreign policy through snappy videos meant to appeal to younger people. According to a study of some 8,600 undergraduates at UT, published in August in the Journal of Business Law and Ethics Pedagogy, the curriculum effectively increases student understanding of ethics and human behavior.

"Millennials and Gen Zers spend more than 50 percent of their waking time on screens," says creator and director Cara Biasucci. "This program meets them where they're at, with a video format that appeals to their emotional and moral...

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