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Ethics, Invention and Design: Creating Cross-Disciplinary Collaborations

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Conference

1998 Annual Conference

Location

Seattle, Washington

Publication Date

June 28, 1998

Start Date

June 28, 1998

End Date

July 1, 1998

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Integrating Ethics into the Curriculum

Tagged Division

Liberal Education (LED)

Page Count

4

Page Numbers

3.265.1 - 3.265.4

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https://peer.asee.org/7106

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24

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Michael E. Gorman University of Virginia

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Abstract

When people ask me what I teach, a one sentence answer won’t suffice. A psychologist should be teaching psychology courses. Instead, I have to explain that I cover topics like invention and design, engineering ethics and communications. Furthermore, I do research on scientific and technological thinking, which is not one of the recognized specialties in psychology--though a colleague and I are trying to change that (Feist & Gorman, In Press).

This paper is really the story of how I came to this unusual position--and why I like it. As an undergraduate psychology major, I spent more time on an independent study of scientific thought than on my honors thesis in psychology. In graduate school, I combined social, cognitive, and history of psychology, and also took courses on advanced non-fiction writing. The really interesting questions always seemed to slip between disciplines.

Gorman, M. E. (1998, June), Ethics, Invention and Design: Creating Cross-Disciplinary Collaborations Paper presented at 1998 Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington. https://peer.asee.org/7106

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