Psychology & Counseling

Moral and Ethical Development (MED) Lab

The title lab is coordinated by a group of Psychology and Counseling faculty working on ethical issues in applied areas such as moral development, professional ethics, and service-learning.  Drs. Ana Ruiz, Di You and Judith Warchal have developed research agendas that interconnect through ethical issues.

Psychology Ethics 

  • Syllabi Project
  • Teaching Ethics Activity Guide 
  • TEUPS
  • Social Justice


Service-Learning

  • Alumni Survey


Moral Development

  • Ethical Sensitivity
  • Moral Reasoning
  • Diversity
  • Moral Identity

MED Lab

The research is supported by grants from:


The projects have been presented at national and international conferences, and published in books (Service-learning in higher education: Connecting the global to the local, International service learning: Conceptual models and research) and journals (Ethics & Behavior; Journal of College and Character; Psychology Research, Psychology Journal, Observer).

Be sure to check other research being conducted in the department by visiting the Faculty pages.

Information Contact


  • Dr. Ruiz
  • Dr. You
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    Research Projects


    Students are welcome to join selected research projects in a variety of roles. 

    Faculty are willing to sponsor students interested in applying for ethics awards:

    • APPE - Special Paper Competition - Undergraduate Formal Paper Competition. Undergraduate students submit papers on any topic in practical and professional ethics. Submissions for 2014 not yet available. 
    • Jo Campling Memorial Prizes for the best student essays on a theme relevant to ‘ethics and social welfare’ – deadline for entries September 30, 2013. 
    • The Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest for registered undergraduate full-time Juniors or Seniors at accredited four-year colleges or universities in the United States. Submissions Fall 2013. 
    • Student Peace Prize for a student or group of students worldwide doing important work to promote peace, human rights and democracy.

     

    Students are welcome to join selected research projects in a variety of roles. 

    Faculty are willing to sponsor students interested in applying for ethics awards:

    APPE - Special Paper Competition - Undergraduate Formal Paper Competition  

    Undergraduate students submit papers on any topic in practical and professional ethics. Submissions for 2014 not yet available.

     

    Jo Campling Memorial Prizes for the best student essays on a theme relevant to ‘ethics and social welfare’ – deadline for entries September 30, 2013.

     

     

    The Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest for registered undergraduate full-time Juniors or Seniors at accredited four-year colleges or universities in the United States. Submissions Fall 2013.  

     

    Student Peace Prize for a student or group of students worldwide doing important work to promote peace, human rights and democracy.