Welcome to the universe of
Where I can explore
THE PROCESSES AND CRITERIA
MY BRAIN USES TO
MAKE ETHICS JUDGMENTS
AND DECIDE HOW TO ACT
so I can think, discuss, and do ethics more effectively
Some assembly required and results may vary,
but if I invest 5 minutes to work down this web page
I can learn new ideas to understand
how the brain I have for doing ethics
is different from the brain I think I have.
And I can acquire new terminology to use in ethics situations,
all at no cost but the time it takes me.
And . . . wait for the sales pitch . . . wait for it. . .
I can learn how to access the online videos and text material in
Noggin - My Brain on Ethics
at a bargain price, given the importance of ethics in my life.
Most ethics instruction teaches me
to direct my reflective reasoning to judge right and wrong
by applying ethics standards or tests to the facts in a situation.
What did my parents say when I did something unethical?
“What were you thinking?"
This website recognizes the importance of ethical thinking
by giving me free access to some easily remembered ethics tests
and recipes for how to apply them.
What the online course Noggin - My Brain on Ethics shows me,
which many other ethics textbooks and courses don't,
is that consciously directing my reasoning is only one of several processes that I use
to make ethics judgments and decide how to act
and that understanding each of these processes is important
to being effectively ethical.
This video of Noggin’s map of My Brain on Ethics
gives me a quick look at these processes
and at terminology to think and talk about
how I can do them more effectively.
get a brief description of Noggin – My Brain on Ethics, a set of online courses with video and text material, packaged and priced for different audiences, that help me learn and teach others about the ethics processes and ethics criteria used by the multi-process and multi-criteria brain that I have
sample free material on this website from
Noggin’s Lesson 4 to learn ideas and terminology to better use the ethics tests that are the criteria for the reasoned ethical judgments that I am already making.
To learn more about the ideas and terminology that the map shows me,
I can use this website to:
I can also see how these ethics tests are applied in two case studies.
I can then decide whether and how I want to access Noggin’s resources,
based on who I am and why I arrived at this website:
who wants to be more confident and effective when judging and
acting ethically, and when discussing what’s right and wrong with others, I should look at the
Ethics Competencies For Individuals
If I am an individual
looking for online course material
with an easily remembered mind map of ideas and terminology for judging and acting ethically and resolving disagreements with others,
I should go to Ethics Competencies for Students to see the skills my students can learn from Noggin
IF I AM AN ETHICS INSTRUCTOR IN A UNIVERSITY OR HIGH SCHOOL
If I am an instructor in a professional discipline
looking for brief, online tutorials
to give my students a working understanding of ethics, and easily remembered ethics language to recognize, discuss, and resolve issues, identify values and criteria important to the profession, and motivation to follow the provisions of its Code of Ethics,
I should go to
for the Professions
IF I AM AN INSTRUCTOR IN A STEM DISCIPLINE OR A LAB DIRECTOR
looking to build an ethical culture
and support diversity in my lab
or lab-based classroom by certifying that my staff and students can use an easily remembered ethics language that works effectively in that setting,
I should go to:
for STEM Professions
IF I AM IN AN ORGANIZATION THAT IS LOOKING FOR
effective and engaging training materials to identify and resolve ethics issues using an easily remembered ethics language that fits comfortably into our work environment and enables employees to speak up for and act on our core values and ethics code, I should go to Ethics Competencies for Businesses
If I am a trainer
a new approach to training professionals
to understand and do ethics more effectively and for engaging material that satisfies their continuing education requirements I should go to
that Professionals Need
if I want to sample some of the wisdom from philosophy, psychology, and religion
in Noggin's Lesson 4
to learn more about the
"USE MY HEAD" PROCESS
RIGHT OR WRONG
USE THE FREE MATERIAL on this website to TRY SOME ETHICS TESTS translated into terminology
that works comfortably and effectively in business, professional, and personal conversations.
AND SEE HOW THE TESTS CAN BE APPLIED IN TWO ETHICS CASES