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Ethics - ETHICS METHODS/TOOLS IN PSYCHOLOGY SIMILAR TO THE...

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ETHICS; METHODS/TOOLS IN PSYCHOLOGY SIMILAR TO THE EXAM***** if someone tells you that vitamin C increases longevity, how would you design the experiment to test this idea? Hypothesis: If you take more vitamin C, then you will increase your longevity. Variables o Independent: intakes of vitamin C o Dependent: longevity o Operational definition Vitamin C-mg/day Longevity-year life Groups o Control: nothing o Experimental: different amounts of vitamin C o Confounding variables: diets, smokers, people who will get sick regardless Ethics 1958-APA: set rules that should govern research with humans o IRB: Institutional Review Board: in universities APA RULES o 1. Informed consent o 2. Freedom from coercion o 3. Protection from harm o 4. Risk-benefit from analysis o 5. Debriefing Rules 1. Informed consent definition: subject has the right to know what is going to happen to them; usually a document o has to state whether it’s painful or embarrassing;
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