This next year our webinar series we will be focusing on questions of morality, ethics, and values, and how the social sciences can contribute to these topics.
Abstract: The scientific study of morality is undergoing something of a renaissance over the last decade. While sociology was once central to this enterprise, the study of morality had gone out of fashion until recently. This webinar will discuss how one can think about and empirically measure morality, and will outline how sociological can contribute to an interdisciplinary dialogue. I will then talk about a couple of ongoing empirical projects as examples attempting to bridge a sociological understanding of morality with more conventionally psychological treatments.