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Chapter 14 notes - Chapter 14 Ethical Issues in Behavioral...

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Chapter 14 Ethical Issues in Behavioral Research
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Example Imagine you were in study that you thought was on “intelligence” While taking the “intelligence” test, the test administrator is very rude and tells you that you are “challenged” in several areas and then begins to laugh at you After become angered, he informs you that you just completed an experiment on anger management How would you feel?
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Approaches to Ethical Decisions 1. Deontology – ethics judged in the light of a universal moral code. Certain actions are inherently unethical regardless of circumstances 1. Ethical Skepticism – concrete and inviolate moral codes cannot be formulated. Rules are relative to circumstance 1. Utilitarian – ethical judgments are depend on the consequences of the action (consequentialism). If high rewards then being unethical is justified.
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Cost-Benefit Analysis APA takes a pragmatic approach when concerning ethical principles in research There is no “do” and “don’t” list Instead the cost and benefits are weighed This is referred to a as cost-benefit analysis
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