Ethics in Psychological Research

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1. QUIZ (YEY! ) 2. ETHICS IN PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH 3. THE SELF IN THE SOCIAL WORLD FOR TODAY :D 23 days to go

Ethics in Psychological Research : 

Ethics in Psychological Research American Psychological Association (APA) Developed the ethics guidelines a. Psychologists must protect their participants from mental and physical harm. b. The participants’ best interests need to be kept foremost in the researcher’s mind.

Ethics in Psychological Research : 

Ethics in Psychological Research Informed consent Confidentiality Debriefing Deception

Ethics in Psychological Research : 

Ethics in Psychological Research INFORMED CONSENT All participants must know what their participation will involve and what risks might develop. Participants must retain the right to withdraw from the study at any time and for any reason. “Informed consent form”

Ethics in Psychological Research : 

Ethics in Psychological Research CONFIDENTIALITY All data must remain completely confidential and if possible, anonymous.

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Ethics in Psychological Research DEBRIEFING After the study has been completed, participants should be informed of its purpose and the methods that were used.

Ethics in Psychological Research : 

Ethics in Psychological Research DECEPTION An ethical issue that psychologists debate extensively. Why? - Telling the participants beforehand what the research study is about alters the participant’s behavior and invalidates the data. 2. The researcher must ensure that the deception will not harm the participants. 3. Participants will be told the true nature of the study as soon as possible.

Little Albert : 

Little Albert

Little Albert : 

Little Albert John B. Watson, 1920 Initially, Little Albert was not afraid of the rat. Little Albert was naturally afraid of a loud noise. Whenever he heard a noise, he cried. Watson paired a loud, scary noise with the rat. Soon, every time Little Albert saw the rat (only), he cried.

Little Albert : 

Little Albert Informed consent? - Parents Confidentiality? - “little albert” Debriefing? - counterconditioning Deception? - Experiment in learning phobia

Animal Research : 

Animal Research

Animal Research : 

Animal Research Rats and mice - 90 percent of psychological research with animals. Studies involving our “furry friends” have provided a better understanding and solutions for many human problems.

Animal Research : 

Animal Research Physical and psychological well-being. (housing and feeding) Weigh potential benefits of the research against possible harm to the animal Avoid inflicting unnecessary pain.

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