Ethics Test Results Before and After Ethics Training: A Disturbing Experience

Daniel M. Berry

Cheriton School of Computer Science
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, ON, Canada


Students in a computers-and-society course learning ethics were given a test to measure the test taker's ethicality both before and after learning ethics. The data show that learning ethics had no effect on the student's ethicality. In some ways, the students were actually slightly more expedient after learning ethics.

Joint work with Brian Berenbach