Ethics in Psychology

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What is informed consent?
Researchers have to tell the participants what the experiment is about before it begins. They must also be told the purpose of the research, all risks that may be involved, and how the research will benefit society.
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What is debriefing?
After the study, participants are told what the researcher was investigating and why, their part in the research, and if they have been decieved. All questions must be answered honestly.
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What is protection of participants?
They must not be embarrassed, frightened, offended, psychologically harmed or otherwise disturbed by the experiment.
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What is deception?
Where participants are wrongly informed about the research, for example in Milgram's experiment.
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What are some objections to using deception in research?
It can lead to a distrust of psychology in the wider community, and the participant can give informed consent.
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When does the participant have the right to withdraw from a psychological experiment?
Always, even at the very end.
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How did Milgram's experiment violate the participants' right to withdraw?
The participants were told to continue even when they asked to stop.
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After the study, participants are told what the researcher was investigating and why, their part in the research, and if they have been decieved. All questions must be answered honestly.

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