When is Deception Ethically Justified in Research?
Rhoda Cheeks-Hunt, Qualon Martin
Deanna Connell, Rhonda Ellis, Troirica Gresham
April 14, 2013
Neil Strafford, Psy.D.
When Is Deception Ethically Justified In Research
Deception in research occurs when researchers withhold information or misinform the participants purposely about the research. Deception gives false information about investigators or the purpose of the research or omitting information about the purpose of the research. The five articles chosen for this literature review includes the rise and fall of deception in social psychology and personality research, and how deception is used intentionally in research. Also explaining how individual will not help other individuals if he or she is bleeding because they feel a “diffusion of responsibility” and human dignity and bathroom behavior displayed by men’s in a research conducted on men having trouble urinating because someone is standing beside him. A summary of each component of the research is included along with an evaluation of the comprehensiveness and purpose. The design, methods, results, and findings of the articles are described.
The Rise and fall of Deception in Social Psychology and Personality Research
Deception in research has occurred for many years and with many studies. Deception was rarely used during the developmental years in the 1930s, but grew gradually until the 1950s. Due to changes in experimental methods, popularity of realistic effect experiments, and the influence of cognitive dissonance theory, deception increased during the years of 1950s and 1970s. Several surveys of...