Students across the university can now minor in the growing field of moral psychology, with faculty approving the new area of study July 15. The curriculum will offer students interdisciplinary engagement with moral psychology theory and research as well as hands-on experience applying moral psychology to practical ethical issues. The minor will first be offered in the spring 2022 semester.
The field of moral psychology seeks to illuminate social, cultural, and institutional influences on moral behavior, taking on challenging questions like how we can achieve ethical and sustainable solutions to social problems when people disagree about right and wrong. The interdisciplinary field draws on philosophy, law, psychology, economics, sociology and other disciplines, making moral psychology one of the most radically collaborative fields in the academy.