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  1. 1. The BPS (British Psychological Society) Code of Research Ethics (2014) (pp141-142) Ethical issues: researchers follow codes or rules of conduct when carrying out research to protect participants from harm. The 4 key principles are: Respect for the autonomy, privacy and dignity of individuals and communities Scientific integrity Social responsibility Maximising benefit and minimising harm The ethical guidelines in detail: Informed consent Deception Confidentiality
  2. 2. Right to withdraw Protection of participants Now, think back to the clips we have watched. List three experiments that broke one of the guidelines. ONLY REFER TO HUMAN STUDIES. Milgram’s obedience experiment The experimenter kept telling them to continue, even when they didn’t want to so therefore they didn’t have the right to withdraw. Homework There are a separate set of guidelines for psychologists working with animals.
  3. 3. 1) Find out what these guidelines are. 2) Referring to three animal experiments, explain how the researchers a) met the ethical guidelines and b) broke any ethical guidelines. Pavlov’s dogs He operated on them to insert the cheek tube so they weren’t protected from pain and discomfort. However, he did ensure that they were fed and looked after so…

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