Candler Professor of Neuropharmacology, Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar, School of Medicine, Yerkes National Primate Research Center of Emory University, 954 Gatewood Rd, NE, Atlanta, GA, 30329, USA, email@example.com.
The goal of collegial ethics is to actively support our colleagues and to develop the skills needed to do so. While collegial interactions are key for our careers, there is little or no training in this. Many of our actions and reactions with our colleagues are instinctive. Human nature has evolved to be self-protective, but many evolved and automatic responses to others are not always in the best interests of our society or of us. Developing courage and a style of supportive language, avoiding destructive acts, and adhering to the golden rule will improve our relationships and provide a more positive environment for all.