Please include a title page, an abstract, and a reference section.
Use the library to find 3–5 peer-reviewed articles concerning the topic and incorporate these articles into your paper. You are required to use APA to format your paper and cite your references. Please include a title page, an abstract, and a reference section.
Use the topic below for this assignment. If you have another controversial topic of interest, please contact your instructor for topic approval.
As you prepare your paper, use the Argument Analysis Worksheet to help you summarize your selected peer-review articles and to understand the author(s)’s position.
What are the ethical debates regarding the use of deception in social psychology research? Consider Milgram’s study on obedience along with other psychological research that has justified using deception with the argument that some questions cannot be answered without the use of deception. Do you think studies like Milgram’s study should be done today? If so, are there any aspects you might change to make them more ethical? If not, why not?
Consider Zimbardo’s prison study in which participants experienced such dramatic changes in personality that the study was terminated early. The ethical question in this study and for other research is whether the benefits of what is learned from the study outweigh the potential risks to the participants or researcher. Do you think research like Zimbardo’s prison study should be done today? If so, are there any aspects you might change to make them more ethical? If not, why not?