This is a Collaborative Learning Community (CLC) assignment. You will be assigned group in class.
We have navigated through much research to date. As you know, ethical considerations are vital during this process. After reading about Milgram’s compliance experiment and many of the early studies in social psychology, it becomes clear that participants in social psychology have suffered harm. There are safeguards in place today within the American Psychological Association’s Code of Ethics (2016) with regard to research. Institutional Review Boards have also been put in place to protect both human and animal research participants.
Imagine your CLC group sits on an Institutional Review Board (IRB) and someone like Phillip Zombardo or Stanley Milgram provides you with a research proposal to conduct the same experiment(s).
Task: Do some research and chose an unethical study that has been conducted thus far (i.e., Monster Study, Aversion Project, Dr. Money/David Reimer, Learned Helplessness).A quick Internet search will reveal other ideas.
Your job is to approve the study, approve with modifications, or reject the study completely. Using the APA Code of Ethics, justify your group’s determination. The code of ethics can be found at http://www.apa.org/ethics/code/index.aspx
Create a PowerPoint presentation, of 8-12 slides (slide count does not include the title and reference slide), in which your group presents their decision. Your PowerPoint should include:
- Provide a summary of the experiment.
- Identify some general ethical concerns with the experiment.
- Using the APA Code of Ethics, identify at least five specific ethic codes that were violated with this study. Be sure to explain why there was a code violation.
- Provide your decision as an IRB if you will approve the study, approve it with modifications, or flat out reject it all together.
Use two to three scholarly resources for support. Your textbook is a viable source. Resources should be listed on the last slide.
Include speaker notes below each content-related slide that represent what would be said if giving the presentation in person. Expand upon the information included in the slide and do not simply restate it. Please ensure the speaker notes include 50-75 words per slide.
NOTE: Save and upload your PowerPoint as a PDF if it’s too large.
While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, including an APA formatted reference slide, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.