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Unit 05: Duke University Has Its Own Unethical Woes

In a recent news article, it was announced that the prestigious Duke University will have to pay the U.S. government $112.5 million to settle accusations that its researchers “submitted applications and reports containing falsified data to win more than two dozen grants from the National Institutes of Health and the Environmental Protection Agency.” (Kaplan, 2019) […]

Unit 04: The True Cost of Education

Our individual differences may contribute to and influence how we make decisions. Some of the factors that contribute to our individual differences include our environment (where we live, opportunities that we have access to), our culture (how we’re raised) and our family traditions (generational beliefs or rituals). Each of these affect our personality, motives, intelligence, […]

Unit 02: The Cost of Fame

When Jussie Smollett, a musician and popular actor on the hit television show ‘Empire’ reported that two men had attacked him by tying a rope around his neck while shouting racial and homophobic slurs at him, the media swarmed around the provocative story and supporters flocked to Smollett, on social media and other news outlets, […]

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