Deception in Psychological Research Analytical Essay by ResearchRiter

Deception in Psychological Research
A study of the ethics of the use of deception in psychological research.
# 126577 | 1,250 words | 7 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Psychology (Social) , Psychology (Testing) , Philosophy (Ethics) , Ethics (General)

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In this article, the writer examines the ethics of the use of deception in psychological research. The writer first defines the terms 'ethics' and 'deception' and then moves on to discuss the impact of deception, especially as it relates to the costs-benefits ratio. The final section of the paper develops and presents several conclusions based on the presented discussion and reviewed research.

From the Paper:

"According to Pierce deception in psychological research exists in a rather grey area of ethical practice in that is neither uncommon nor prohibited yet it is strongly discouraged. But should it be? Does the use of deception in psychological research seriously violate ethical research practice and if so what are the boundaries within which such a violation may actually be acceptable given the benefits arising from the research? The purpose of this paper is to examine the ethics of the use of deception ..."

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