Investigating psychology
Investigating psychology

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Investigating psychology

5 Asking questions about ethics

Psychology has a darker side to its history than you might at first expect.

By clicking ‘pin all’ of the ‘Ethics’ narrative you can see all the people, contexts, perspectives and methods that are associated with ethics.

If you click on each of the titles you can see that those related to the narrative are highlighted.

As you can see, some of these are associated in a good way. For example, the context ‘ethical considerations’ discusses the Ethical Code of Conduct for Psychological Research developed in 1985 by the BPS. Others, however, have more negative associations. By now you should be aware of the ethical debates around (in)famous psychological studies such as Milgram’s obedience studies and Zimbardo’s prison studies. The next activity considers the relationship between different aspects of history.

Activity 5

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