Ethical Principles and Concerns About the Stanford Prison Experiment

Ethical Principles and Concerns About the Stanford Prison Experiment

As you have learned throughout your courses, adherence to ethical principles is paramount in the field of psychology. However, many psychological experiments of the past would not be allowed under today’s standards. Discuss the Stanford Prison Experiment that was performed in the field of psychology, which violated present-day ethical guidelines. Briefly describe the study. Then, taking into consideration the Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct (American Psychological Association, 2002), discuss at least 2 guidelines that were violated and how. Describe how violating these guidelines was or could have been harmful to participants. Given your knowledge of ethical guidelines, re-design the experiment you chose so the same hypothesis could be addressed in an ethical research study. In all sections of your Assignment, particular attention should be paid to the General Principles (http://www.apa.org/ethics/code/index.aspx?item=3) and standards for research (http://www.apa.org/ethics/code/index.aspx?item=11) in the ethical code. Some concentration areas also have their own ethical code, and this should be referred to as well. I am in the field of Psychology of Addictions, so here’s the link to the reference you’ll need for those specific ethical prinicples,but you must also reference the APA Ethical guidlines as well! Addictions: http://www.naadac.org/code-of-ethics Your paper should be 3–4 pages, not including the title page and reference page. It should include an introduction and conclusion, and you must use at least 3 academic references to support your ideas. References must be in APA format, including in-text citations and a reference list. References American Psychological Association. (2002). Ethical principles of psychologists and code of conduct. Retrieved from http://www.apa.org/ethics/code/index.aspx?item=1 Mental Floss. (2012). 10 famous psychological experiments that could never happen today. Retrieved from http://mentalfloss.com/article/52787/10-famous-psychological-experiments-could-never-happen-today