The impact of the BPS on psychological research

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  • The Impact of the BPS Code of Ethics and Conduct
    • Participants' welfare is now treated above psychological advancement
    • Participants are not referred to as 'subjects' as this suggested psychological distance
      • Psychology undergraduates are not allowed to conduct experiments on the vulnerable or people under 18.
      • Greater awareness of human rights.
    • Developments in the media has meant that we have greater awareness of studies.
    • Research ethics committees can  safeguard and approval of more effective research (e.g. removing gender bias)


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