Questions tagged [ethics]

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Informed Consent Research Question

I am a member of a closed, fairly large private group on Facebook of former game show contestants. Several years ago, another member posted a Google Forms version of the Asperger Quotient test, ...
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How common is it to include unmedicated patients in first episode psychosis (or any type of psychosis) studies?

Is anyone familiar with this open access study? Radua, J., Borgwardt, S., Crescini, A., Mataix-Cols, D., Meyer-Lindenberg, A., McGuire, P. K., & Fusar-Poli, P. (2012). Multimodal meta-analysis of ...
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What are the ethics (for clinical psychiatrists) of posting videos on Youtube with poorly-worded guidance about disorders?

I've watched a few Youtube videos about dealing with narcissists and I noticed a few patterns. Videos. The videos appear to be genuine attempts to provide some help to people who are dealing with ...
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Ethics of observing someone doing something with substantial risk

This question about someone who wants to be put into an isolation chamber got me thinking about the ethics involved in observing someone doing something risky. If a participant approaches you about ...
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Is it ethical to deliberately provide incorrect information to participants in a psychological study?

I've noticed that several psychological studies purport to measure one thing, but once participants enroll, they end up measuring something completely different. For example, I recently came across a ...
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What would be areas of ethical or safety concerns with a smartphone app interacting with people sleeping?

The BBC News article Hi-tech dreamcatcher defeats sleep amnesia mentions a recent talk by Adam Haar Horowitz and then describes some limited tests of an apparatus called Dormio at the MIT media lab, ...
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Paper showing that completing most psychological studies is less distressing than daily life

I once read a study that compared the level of distress of completing a psychological study to other activities in daily life (e.g., commuting to work; interacting with colleagues; watching tv; or ...
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Testing earworms without ethical problems

Earworms (or sometimes referred as sticky tunes, involuntary musical imagery, stuck songs) is a phenomenon that many people experience in their daily lives. Although several studies suggest that they ...
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How can a persons good or bad be accurately measured?

The majority of people who think certain people are bad people are usually because they have been exposed to the bad things they do or also because they measure how bad they are based on only the bad ...
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What Ethical and Legal Provisions Release One from “Mandatory Reporting”? [closed]

Question What provisions exist that can be applied to provide assurance to a client or patient that they can talk, "off the record", "without repercussions", and that nothing will be documented? ...
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Is it ethically appropriate for a client to buy their psychologist a gift?

I have been having free psychology therapy in my school for almost one year. Now the therapeutic relationship is coming to end. I want to give a small gift to my therapist to show my gratitude when my ...