Week 1 Discussion – Ethics of Social Psychology Research | Graded

Week 1 Discussion– Discussing the ethics of social psychology research: The case of the Milgram study on Obedience to Authority

Prompt:

The ethics of conducting research, especially when it involves risk. Watch either of the videos linked below that depict the Milgram study on Obedience to Authority. As you watch, think about both the importance of the knowledge potentially gained by such research, as well as the potential risks to participants given the psychological stress that the study put them through.
To what extent is such research “worth” the risks potentially facing participants?
What ethical guidelines should govern the conduct of this research?

YouTube video on the Milgram study on obedience to authority to be used for Discussion assignment. Watch
either one of these videos.

Brief 10 minute overview of the Milgram experiment

Minimum word requirement for initial posts is 250 words

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