Risks of Research: Physical Harm, Psychological Abuse & Legal Jeopardy


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You're a researcher and you're having participants in your study perform heavy lifting tasks to evaluate their effect on anger. What should you do to avoid possible harm?

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1. Psychological harm to a participant includes emotional harm and _____.

2. Once the participants finished with their task, Jim had a short discussion with them to give them more information about the nature of the experiment and to correct any misconceptions they might have had. What did Jim do?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of the risks associated with psychological research. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include ways to mitigate physical harm in research as well as the components of psychological harm.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Mitigating physical harm in research
  • Components of psychological harm
  • A discussion following the conclusion of a study
  • Harm that can arise from illegal activity
  • Appropriate uses of sensitive information

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about risks involved in research for psychology and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related risks of psychology lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure you can accurately define main terms and phrases, such as psychological harm

Additional Learning

To learn more about how to decrease potential harm in research, review the corresponding lesson called Risks of Research: Physical,Harm, Psychological Abuse & Legal Jeopardy. This lesson will help you:

  • Know what physical harm involves and ways to prevent it
  • Understand how to lessen any psychological harm
  • Identify other types of harm still possible but not easily categorized
  • Psychology and legal implications