Assignment: Ethics in Research
As noted in your book, psychological testing is often used in behavioral and social research. Most colleges and universities have a committee dedicated to approving human participant research, called the Institutional Review Board. In the past, certain types of research undertaken using human participants have been considered unethical. Refer to the Stanford Prison Experiment study, by clicking the title or the link provided below.
Based on the findings of this study and others, discuss what you consider to be important prerequisites for conducting research on human behavior by using human participants. Be sure to incorporate information on ethical principles drawn from the online content, the textbook, and other credible, scholarly sources such as the APA website listed below to substantiate the points you are making. Apply APA standards for citations of sources.
Explain the importance of the Zimbardo study in guiding our decision-making as related to testing and research.
Zimbardo, Z.P. (2009). The Stanford prison experiment.
American Psychological Association. (2010a). Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct 2010 Amendments. Standard 8 : Research and Publication.
American Psychological Association. (2010b). Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct 2010 Amendments. Standard 9 : Assessment.
Format your assignment according to the following formatting requirements:
1. The answer should be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides.
2. The response also includes a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student's name, the course title, and the date. The cover page is not included in the required page length.
3. Also include a reference page. The Citations and references should follow APA format. The reference page is not included in the required page length.