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Posted by on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at 4:16pm.

A team of psychology students would like to expose their classmates to an embarrassing experience in order to gather data for their term project. Their instructor has asked them to read the ethical guidelines published by the American Psychological Association. She wants them to understand that:

a. they will have to refrain from manipulating the dependent variable
b. they need to set limits on the emotional responses which might occur.
c. participants need to be informed concerning the nature of the procedure before consenting to take part.
d. most college students regard such experiments as positive

is it C

  • psychology - , Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at 4:21pm

    One of the controversies concerning animal research involves:

    a. the age of animals used
    b. the belief by some that animals have rights equal to humans.
    c. the point of view that animal behavior can't correlate with human behavior
    d. the understanding that animal body chemistry is devoid of many human characteristics.

    i think its B

  • psychology - , Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at 4:23pm

    You're on a roll! Both answers are right!

  • psychology - , Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 3:56am

    At first I thought your question was a little confusing but I think it is just my eyes are getting heavy. I know it is probably a little late but I would have to disagree with answer “C,” let me explain why I say this. If the students are conducting an experiment and part of the experiment is exposing their classmates to an embarrassing experience to gather data for their team,; if you inform the participants concerning the nature of the procedure before they consent to take part, in my opinion, the students are modifying the experiment. I do understand why you would have chosen that answer and I am sure you text probably has the answer right in front of you. However, I would have to answer, “B.” I think setting limits on the emotional responses which might occur would be a better answer. By performing such an experiment, many emotions can fly. By informing them ahead of time, it kind of eliminates the “embarrassing experience,” if that makes sense. I do think many college students regard such experiments as positive thought. After wasting time writing this, I just realized that it has to be within the ethical guidelines published by the American Psychological Association, the answer would definitely be “C.” You are always to get the consent of others before performing an experiment. They must know what is entailed in the experiment, side effects, etc. Sorry for all the other stuff. I know Ms. Sue answered your question for you but I am new to the site and thought I would see how this works.

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