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CONDUCT AND ETHICS IN PSYCHOLOGY

One of the best known studies in the history of psychology is the research on obedience carried out by Stanley Milgram in the 1960s. In his research Milgram demonstrated the lengths to which people are willing to go just because someone in authority tells them to do something. The studies Milgram conducted also raised the issue of ethics in research, as some critics argued that he failed to take sufficient precautions to protect the integrity and wellbeing of his participants. At the same time, more than any other study in psychology, the findings of Milgram’s research demonstrate why ethics are important.

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3-1 Stanley Milgram’s Obedience Study

3-2 Ethics in the Context of Psychological Research

3-3 The Case For and Against Milgram’s Obedience Study

3-4 British Psychological Society Code of Ethics and Conduct

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