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Using Animal Subjects in Research: Issues & Considerations

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The American Psychological Association's Ethical Code states animal research:

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1. Which of the following is NOT a requirement for keeping animals for research purposes?

2. Research studies utilizing animal subjects have become controversial in recent years. Some people would prefer that no studies with animals be conducted, and you see more products sold that were not tested on animals. Given the concerns, under what conditions are animal studies allowed?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you assess your understanding of issues in using animal subjects in research. Some of the things you will be quizzed on include the reasons for using pigeons and rats in experiments and requirements for care when keeping animals in research facilities.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test your knowledge of the following:

  • Drawbacks to using rats in research
  • Reasons for choosing pigeons and rats over more complex animals
  • The APA ethical code on animal research
  • Requirements involved in keeping animals for experiments
  • Facts about what is gained from an animal study

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about animal research in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about using animals in experiments
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about rules and guidelines for animal research

Additional Learning

To learn more about using animals in experiments, review the corresponding lesson on Issues in Using Animal Subjects in Research. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about why we use animals in experiments
  • Discuss animal research guidelines
  • Explore considerations to animals used in research
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