Legal and Unethical Behavior in Research


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Bob wants to conduct some research that he knows his university won't approve, so he decides to bypass the Institutional Review Board. Which of the following statements does NOT describe Bob's actions?

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1. If I publish false results of an experimental type of therapy that treats people suffering from depression, I am:

2. The American Psychological Association's Ethical Code was intended to create:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

If you want to pass this quiz, make sure you understand the role of the Institutional Review Board, the purpose of the APA's Ethical Code and the problems with publishing false results. You'll receive your quiz scores as soon as you finish.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Check your knowledge of the following with this quiz/worksheet combo:

  • What happens when you bypass the Institutional Review Board
  • The effects of publishing false results for an experiment
  • The American Psychological Association's Ethical Code
  • The best solution if a law conflicts with your ethical code
  • The purpose of an Institutional Review Board

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on legal and unethical behavior in psychological research
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the application of ethical codes in psychological research and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Institutional Review Boards

Additional Learning

Continue studying the rules of ethics in research by reviewing the corresponding lesson called Legal and Unethical Behavior in Research. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • The content of the APA's Ethical Code
  • Members of an Institutional Review Board
  • Specific laws regulating psychological research