Ethics in Psychological Experiments: Importance & Examples


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Philip Zimbardo's Stanford Prison Experiment wouldn't be approved today because it _____.

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1. The two guiding principles for ethical standards in psychological research are _____.

2. In evaluating potential experiments, a research organization's Institutional Review Board tries to _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Can you name the guiding principles for conducting ethical psychological research? How does deception factor into psychological research? Answer these and other questions to pass this multiple-choice quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Challenge yourself with questions on the following:

  • Zimbardo's Stanford Prison Experiment
  • The guiding principles for ethics in psychological research
  • How the Institutional Review Board evaluates potential experiments
  • The use of deception in psychological research
  • The APA's restrictions on experiments

Skills Practiced

You'll be able to develop the following skills while using this quiz/worksheet combo:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on psychological experiments and ethics
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding APA regulations on research and interpret it correctly
  • Critical thinking - use what you've learned to consider the inclusion of deception in psychological research in a different light

Additional Learning

Get more details by reviewing the corresponding lesson, Ethics of Psychological Experiments. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Examine the Stanford Prison Experiment from an ethical standpoint
  • Know the role of the Institutional Review Board
  • Understand the purpose of a consent form
  • Discuss Stanley Milgram's obedience experiment