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The Open University

Psychological research, obedience and ethics

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Overview

In this free course, Psychological research, obedience and ethics, you will learn about the importance of ethics in research that is undertaken by psychologists. You will read about the famous ...

Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • Learning outcomes
  • 1 Milgram’s obedience study
  • 1 Milgram’s obedience study
  • 1.1 The set-up
  • 1.2 The results
  • 1.3 The variations
  • 1.4 Summary
  • 2 Milgram’s study and ethics
  • 2 Milgram’s study and ethics
  • 2.1 Ethics
  • 2.2 The case against Milgram
  • 2.3 The case for the defence
  • 2.4 The judgement
  • 2.5 Summary
  • Activity 1: Ethics in psychological research
  • Research ethics
  • Task: Is it ethical?
  • Study 1
  • Study 2
  • Study 3
  • Conclusion
  • Activity 2: Researching animals and humans
  • Introduction
  • The ethics of animal research
  • Task 1: Evaluating the ethics of research
  • Different animals, different guidelines
  • Task 2: Reflecting on different species
  • Animal research and the law
  • Conclusion
  • Activity 3: Researching animals
  • Conclusion
  • Glossary
  • References
  • Acknowledgements

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