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Ethics and Research in Psychology - Chapter Summary
This chapter provides you with an overview of common research methods used in psychology as well as details on how ethics apply to psychological research. Lessons focus on research methods and the limits of clinical investigations in psychology. You'll also learn about the importance of ethics and ethical guidelines for psychological researchers. After you complete this chapter, you should be able to:
- List and provide details about experimental research methods in psychology
- Define experimental research in psychology
- Understand what clinical investigations in psychology can and cannot do
- Describe ethics associated with psychological research
Lessons are presented in video or text formats and can be reviewed in about five minutes. The brevity of these lessons, coupled with their 24/7 accessibility from any device, makes it easy to create a flexible and convenient study schedule. Experts are available via a short online contact form if you have any questions about this material. Take self-assessment lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure your full understanding of all topics covered in this resource.
1. Experimental Research in Psychology: Methods, Studies & Definition
The field of psychology explores every aspect of what makes us human, from our physiology to our emotions, tracked across the stages of our lives. In this lesson you will learn about the basic elements of a powerful method of exploration, the experiment.
2. Clinical Research in Abnormal Psychology
How do psychologists find answers about what the causes and best treatments of mental illness are? In this lesson, we'll look at important types of clinical research: case studies, correlational studies, and causal studies.
3. Limits of Clinical Investigations: What Clinical Research Can and Can't Do
How do psychologists figure out the causes of and best treatments for psychological disorders? In this lesson, we'll look at some limitations of clinical research, including the difficulty of generalizing research findings and proving causation.
4. Ethics in Psychological Research
Ethics are an important aspect of psychological research. Learn about how ethics apply to psychological research are are how ethical standards are regulated.
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