Ethical Concerns Discussion

Watch two of the following videos on experiments that are known- historically- to have ethical concerns. 

Briefly describe the experiments selected (make sure to describe the type of research as well) and their purpose.

What were the risks? Benefits? Explain what the ethical concern was.

If this experiment were to occur today in a University setting, what might the Institutional Review Board say are concerns or requirements to permit this- if that is possible?

Milgrim’s Obedience to Authority Experiment:

Asch Conformity Experiment:

The Little Albert Experiment:

The Bystander Effect: The Death of Kitty Genovese:

Harlow Studies on Dependency in Monkeys (non human study):

The Stanford Prison Experiment:

This is a 2014 news story about Facebook’s experiment with newsfeed content and mood. Users were not informed about the study in advance:

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2014/06/facebook_unethical_experiment_it_made_news_feeds_happier_or_sadder_to_manipulate.html

This is an NPR story about the controversy surrounding the vaccine and autism link, discussing the researcher’s fraudulent data. This story has far reaching consequences that threaten public health:

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2011/01/06/132703314/study-linking-childhood-vaccine-and-autism-was-fraudulent

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Present your work in APA style with  primary and secondary source citations, as needed

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