Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Virtue Ethics: An Ethical Development Program for High School Youth

Alternate Activity 4: The Brain, Making Decisions

Part of Virtue Ethics

Activity time: 20 minutes

Preparation for Activity

  • Prepare several scenarios that involve making a decision.

Description of Activity

Participants use knowledge of brain science to examine decision making.

Invite participants to role play making decisions. Ask the role players to imagine (aloud) what processes they think their brain might be going through. Of course, since a great deal of it is unconscious, we cannot be sure. The activity is just fun speculation.