Ethical Problems in Psychological Research - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780126312508, 9781483220093

Ethical Problems in Psychological Research

1st Edition

Authors: Heinz Schuler
eBook ISBN: 9781483220093
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1982
Page Count: 288
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Ethical Problems in Psychological Research focuses on the relationship between experimenter and subject within investigations in the biomedical and social sciences. The book discusses on the potential conflict between methodological and ethical norms; ethical problems of psychological experiments; and the ethical and methodological problems of alternatives to laboratory experiments. The text also describes the codification of ethical principles for psychological research.

Table of Contents

Translators' Foreword Preface Acknowledgments 1 The Potential Conflict between Methodological and Ethical Norms Complexity, Methodology, and Theory The Object of Study and the Need for Rules The Experiment as the Preferred Method for Psychological Research Historical Aspects of the Subject Role Critical Issues Related to the Subject Role On the Psychology of the Experimenter The Psychological Experiment as an Interaction Sphere The Power Differential The Experiment as a Social Contract Scrutinizing Milgram's Experiments Ethical Norms 2 Ethical Problems of Psychological Experiments History and Background Problematic Experimental Procedures and Their Consequences Safeguards and Compensations Evaluating the Acceptability of Experimental Procedures 3 Ethical and Methodological Problems of Alternatives to Laboratory Experiments The Conflict between Strength of Method and Ethical Preference Role Playing Field Research Action Research Nonreactive Research Methods Social Experimentation Field Research: A Supplement Rather Than a Substitute 4 The Codification of Ethical Principles for Psychological Research The Functions of Ethical Guidelines The History of Regulations for Research with Humans APA Codes of Ethics Other Codes of Ethics: A Comparative Survey Appendix USA (1973) and Canada: Ethical Principles in the Conduct of Research with Human Participants USA (1977): Ethical Standards of Psychologists (1977 Revision) USA (1981): Ethical Principles of Psychologists (1981 Revision) Federal Republic of Germany (1978): Berufsethische Verpflichtungen für Psychologen (Ethical Obligations of Professional Psychologists) Great Britain (1977): Ethical Principles for Research with Human Subjects Netherlands (1976): Professional Code for Psychologists


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