Thursday, June 19, 2008

Applied Psychology and the Quandary of "Fairness"

In a recent NPR (National Public Radio) broadcast, the "Kojo Nnamdi Show,"the issue of fairness was raised in the "Department of Human Behavior segment. Granted, they were talking mostly about employers and employees (pertinent to teachers and administration, sure) but one can get some insight into what it may mean when our students complain about life "not being fair." for more information, check out the Washington Post article, "Sense of Fairness Affects Outlook, Decisions."

Our students may be onto something concerning a deeply set sense of survival that creates the foundations of ethical behavior, character development, and altruism.

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