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Discourse or discord?

September 16, 2021

A panel of faculty experts for “Democracy and Public Discourse” discussed polarization in today’s political landscape. The UNC Program for Public Discourse is in the College of Arts & Sciences.

New center will study moral divisiveness — and its cure

April 30, 2019

Kurt Gray studies what he calls the science of moral understanding. This new field draws elements from social psychology, which studies intergroup conflict, and from moral psychology, which studies how people make moral judgments.

When robots commit wrongdoing, people may incorrectly assign the blame

April 5, 2019

Last year, a self-driven car struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona. The woman’s family is now suing Arizona and the city of Tempe for negligence. But, in an article by UNC researchers published on April 5 in the journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences, cognitive and computer scientists ask at what point people will begin to hold self-driven vehicles or other robots responsible for their own actions — and whether blaming them for wrongdoing will be justified.