lecture 12 - ethics

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Unformatted text preview: f the details of the study or is given false information • Must be told of the deception ASAP in the study • Cannot be used in studies where serious harm is anticipated Treatment Treatment of Participants Passive Passive Deception • Details of the study are withheld from the P to preserve preserve control over the situation / effects Treatment Treatment of Participants Active Active Deception • Ps are told things that are not true, or made to believe something something that is false is true (e.g., staged event, confederate) Animal Animal Participants Animal Animal Participants • Animals used in 7% – 8% of psychology studies • 90% are rodents or birds • 5% are primates Animal Animal Participants Opposing Opposing Groups • Some people believe animals should be used to benefit man’s knowledge, especially if a human or or artificial alternative will not yield good or desirable results Animal Animal Participants Opposing Opposing Groups • Some people believe animals should not be used as such • Believe animals should be given the same rights as people, so using them for undesirable situations is unethical Animal Animal Participants IACUC IACUC • Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee • Must approve use of animals in studies: rationale for their use, number to be used, care and storage, pain and suffering, what to do with them when done, etc. Animal Animal Participants Animal Animal Care • Animals must be cared for by trained personnel • Must be housed in a clean / safe / enriched environment • Must be purchased from supplier or bred from supplied animals (some exceptions for exotics) Animal Animal Participants Animal Animal Care • Animal laboratories are often locked away from other facilities • Reduces escape, exposure to untrained persons • Protects the animals / researchers from extreme protestors Animal Animal Participants Some Some Notes on Procedures • Must use minimal levels of aversive stimuli • If anesthetizing before a painful procedure, procedure, can euthanize before regain consciousness Animal Animal Participants Some Some Notes on Procedures • Cannot paralyze or use muscle relaxant during surgery without a general anesthetic • Alternatives to euthanasia must be considered first, and can include research, but cannot include multiple surgeries...
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This document was uploaded on 03/20/2014 for the course PSY 3401 at Texas Tech.

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