Perils of Obedience" website before class. Bring your textbook.
Note: Read "The Perils of Obedience" website before class. Bring your textbook.
I. Guiding Questions/Discussion
1) In your group and using Ch. 14 of your text, review the following ethical principles and what they mean for the researcher:
2) Consider the following study conducted by Zimbardo et al. (1975):
Discuss the ethics of conducting research and what safeguards should be required. In what ways could it be considered unethical to show someone something true but unpleasant about him or herself? What harm could have been done by this study?
3) Describe the Milgram study (web page and text). What major ethical guidelines were violated? If you were to conduct the same experiment, what would you have to include in your consent form?
4) What special ethical considerations are there in using children as research participants?
5) You conduct an experiment on a child that reveals potential cognitive deficits. What should you do about your concern?
II. How do researchers ensure that guidelines are met?
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Updated: August, 2009