- Ethical Dilemmas Encountered by Members of the American Psychological Association
A random sample of 1,319 members of the American Psychological Association (APA) were asked to describe incidents that they found ethically challenging or troubling. Responses from 679 psychologists described 703 incidents in 23 categories. This process of gathering critical incidents from the general membership, pioneered by those who developed APA's original code of ethics, may be useful in considering possible revisions of the code and preserving APA's unique approach to identifying ethical principles that address realistically the emerging dilemmas that the diverse membership confronts in the day-to-day work of psychology.
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- Lying in the Laboratory
Deception, as a research tool, is "objectively" considered from three perspectives. The major arguments found in psychology are summarized and the possibility of substituting role playing for deception is discussed. The paper also reviews the major philosophical positions and how they employ the use of deception.
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- Office of Research Integrity (ORI)
The Office of Research Integrity (ORI) promotes integrity in biomedical and behavioral research supported by the Public Health Service (PHS) at about 4,000 institutions worldwide. ORI monitors institutional investigations of research misconduct and facilitates the responsible conduct of research through educational, preventive, and regulatory activities.
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- Scientific Misconduct
Fraud means serious misconduct with intent to deceive. Intent to deceive is the very antithesis of ethical behavior in science. When you read a scientific paper, you can agree or disagree with its conclusions, but you must be able to trust its account of the procedures used and the results produced by those procedures.
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- The Dark Site of Psychiatry
Articles and critical documents on
Biological-psychiatry's official theory
describes psychological or personal
problems as having a biological origin
caused by genetic or chemical
'imbalances' to be corrected by drugs
and other interventions like
Electro-Convulsive Therapy [ECT] or
insulin shock. These widely
used but controversial methods in
official medicine have been for many
years amply invalidated, showing clearly
that they are absolutely unscientific,
that they tend to alienate patient's
rights, are unable to solve the problems
presented, are dangerous for one's
health, and are submissive to
(Added: 30-Jan-1999 Hits: 2212)
- The Stanford Prison Experiment: A Simulation Study of the Psychology of Imprisonment
Dr. Philip Zimbardo's Stanford Prison Experiment web site, which features an extensive slide show and information about this classic psychology experiment. What happens when you put good people in an evil place? Does humanity win over evil, or does evil triumph? These are some of the questions we posed in this dramatic simulation of prison life conducted in the summer of 1971 at Stanford University.
(Added: 5-Mar-2000 Hits: 5446)