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Business Professor and Social Psychologist Ann Tenbrunsel to Deliver Day Family Ethics Lecture Today


Talk will focus on why we behave unethically, when our intentions are to the contrary

Ann E. Tenbrunsel, PhD, business professor and expert on the psychology of ethical decision making, will deliver Johnson’s 2012 Day Family Ethics Lecture, titled “Ethical Blindspots: The Psychology of Unethical Behavior.” The lecture, co-sponsored by Cornell Law School, takes place Tuesday, April 3, at 4:25 p.m. in B08 Sage Hall on the Cornell University campus. The lecture is free and open to all, as is the reception and book signing afterward, in the Ramin Parlor of Sage Hall.

Tenbrunsel is a professor in the College of Business Administration at the University of Notre Dame and is the Rex and Alice A. Martin Research Director of the Institute for Ethical Business Worldwide. Her current research interests focus on the psychology of ethical decision making, examining why employees, leaders and students behave unethically, despite their best intentions to behave to the contrary.  

She is the author, co-author, or co-editor of six books on this topicincluding Blind Spots (with Max Bazerman), Behavioral Ethics: Shaping an Emerging Field (with David De Cremer), Codes of Conduct: Behavioral Research into Business Ethics (with David Messick)and more than 50 research articles and chapters. Her research has been featured in interviews airing on MSNBC and National Public Radio, and adaptations, excerpts, and references to her work have appeared in a variety of publications, including the New York Times, The Guardian, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Ethisphere Magazine, Investor’s Business Daily, and in blogs for Psychology Today and Freakonomics.

Tenbrunsel holds a PhD and MBA from Northwestern University, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.