“Our goal is to understand the way our “moral minds” work. Why do people disagree so passionately about what is right? Why, in particular, is there such hostility and incomprehension between members of different political parties? By filling out a few of our surveys, you’ll help us answer those questions We, in return, will give you an immediate report on how you scored on each study, quiz, or survey. We’ll show you how your responses compare to others and we’ll tell you what that might say about you.”
A site that allows you to judge how you’d respond to various moral dilemmas created by “intelligent” machines like driverless cars.
“A shocking amount of what we’re reading is created not by humans, but by computer algorithms. Can you tell the difference? Take the quiz.”
The old game show, Let’s Make a Deal, featured a segment in which contestants could choose the prize behind one of three doors. “Behind one door is a car; behind the others, goats. You pick a door, say No. 1, and the host, who knows what’s behind the other doors, opens another door, say No. 3, which has a goat. He then says to you, ‘Do you want to pick door No. 2?’ Is it to your advantage to take the switch?”
This case provided an interesting case of conflict between our intuitive beliefs and math. This problem was so simple yet confusing, even math professors and other experts got it wrong. Below is an article about the whole story and below that is a link to play an online version of the game in which you can choose a door and then decide whether to switch. The site tallies your overall effectiveness at winning the prize.
Interesting and varied list of philosophy games and interactive activities.
One that I would recommend is Peter Singer and the Drowning Child.
“If you are among those people who are mystified by moods, new research offers hope. A new study shows that certain types of reading can actually help us improve our sensitivity IQ. To find out how well you read the emotions of others, take the Well quiz, which is based on an assessment tool developed by University of Cambridge professor Simon Baron-Cohen.”
Here is a handout I made based on the quiz
can you read people_s emotions
Click below for the full quiz
Here is an interesting site that asks you to arrange colors by shade and hue and then grades you on how accurately you can arrange them. Really cool.
(Click on the image above)
Check out the link below. These are clever computer tests that test your immediate responses with associations for race, gender, among other things and what types of qualities you associate with those.