Psychology 242 - Ethics WP

Psychology 242 - Ethics WP - Ethics What can researchers do...

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Ethics What can researchers “do” to get data?
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Case Studies: Tuskegee Syphilis Study Addressed serious public health problem; High rates of Syphilis in rural / minority populations (35-40%) No available effective treatment (at outset…) U.S. Public Health Service Macon County, Alabama Participants: 399 black men 200 controls Incentives: free physical examinations free meals free treatment of other ailments $50 burial stipend
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Case Studies: Tuskegee Syphilis Study Methods: Followed the progression of the disease. Participants were not told the purpose of the study or that they were not being treated syphilis Local physicians were told which individuals were in the study, and were told not to treat them Participants were told they would be dropped from the study if they received treatment During the course of the study, penicillin was found to be an effective cure, but was not administered to participants
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Case Studies: The Psychological Effects of LSD Participants: Soldiers in the U.S. Army in the 1950s
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Psychology 242 - Ethics WP - Ethics What can researchers do...

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