Outline ways in which psychologists have dealt with ethical issues in their research and consider whether these have been successful. (12 marks)

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Outline ways in which psychologists have dealt with ethical issues in their research and consider whether these have been successful. (12 marks)

Psychologists have used a variety of ways to deal with ethical issues in their research, particularly the ethical concerns surrounding the use of deception. Prior general consent involves telling participants about the general nature of the study and asking them to role-play the experimental procedures as though they were naive participants. An important aspect of any research design, especially where deception has taken place, is the process of debriefing. This provides post-experimental information to participants and gives them the opportunity to discuss their experience of the research. Debriefing is part of a much wider set of ethical guidelines used in research. Ethical guidelines are necessary to clarify the conditions under which psychological research is acceptable, and give advice about specific ethical issues such as obtaining informed consent and maintaining confidentiality.

Prior general consent has been successfully used in some research.

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