Ethical Concerns Regarding Research with People and Animals. Psychology

• Ethical Guidelines for Doing Research with Human Beings

  • Protection of rights and well-being of participants
  • Informed consent of participants
  • Justification when deception is used
  • The right of participants to withdraw at any time
  • Protection of participants from physical or psychological harm
  • Confidentiality of personal information
  • Debriefing of participants at the end of the study
  • Researchers are also responsible for correcting any undesirable consequences that may result from the study.

• Animals in psychological research are useful models because...

  • They are easier to control than humans
  • Have simpler behavior
  • Can be used in ways that are not permissible with humans
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