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Psychological research, obedience and ethics
Psychological research, obedience and ethics

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Task: Is it ethical?

On the following pages you will find a brief description of a psychological research study. Your task is to imagine you are on a research ethics panel that has been asked to consider the research being proposed. In each case, read the description and decide whether you think the study described is ethical in terms of the three principles described in the introduction:

  • Research should not threaten the psychological wellbeing, health, values or dignity of participants.
  • Participants should give informed consent before taking part in research.
  • Participants should be able to stop participating in the research at any point.