Free course

Psychological research, obedience and ethics

Free statement of participation on completion

In this free course, Psychological research, obedience and ethics, you will learn about the importance of ethics in research that is undertaken by psychologists. You will read about the famous study on obedience conducted by Stanley Milgram, and watch two psychologists talk about their research with meerkats and chimpanzees.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • describe the research of Stanley Milgram on obedience
  • recognise the main ethics principles governing psychological research
  • understand the ethics issues concerning research involving non-human animals
  • appreciate the value of conducting research with animals.