A longitudinal study with a total of 66 participants, was conducted for research purposes and participants ranged from age 8.5 up until the age of age 21 (Fransson et al., 2013, p.224). An instrument in which researchers used to collect data was the Seattle version of the Separation and Anxiety Test. This measured attachment for children at age 8.5 (Fransson et al.,2013, p. 225). For middle school, the Five Factor Model was used (Fransson et al., 2013, p.227). Do you think the research in this article was conducted in an ethical manner? Why or why not? In relation to the article, how have ethical considerations in personality psychology research changed over the years? I believe that the research was conducted in a very ethical manner. In terms of diminished autonomy, there were no violations of rights. Researchers also made sure that there was no harm against participants. Additionally, since the study was longitudinal, I believe that all areas of
consent were addressed. I believe that historical context has help to change personality psychology research over the years. I believe research examine historical research or context and attempt to better their research. Additionally, researchers make it of upmost importance to adhere to ethical guidelines. References Fransson, M., Granqvist, P., Bohlin, G., & Hagekull, B. (2013). Interlinkages between attachment and the Five-Factor Model of personality in middle childhood and young adulthood: a longitudinal approach. Attachment & Human Development , 15 (2), 219–239. - org.ezproxy.snhu.edu/10.1080/14616734.2013.754985
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