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Informed Consent Research Question

I'd recommend consulting informally with IRB staff at your institution beforehand, usually (and maybe especially at a smaller institution?) they are willing to help out a bit at the design stage. Once ...
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Is it ethical to deliberately provide incorrect information to participants in a psychological study?

The whole point of these lies is to prevent participants from changing their answers because they want to please the researchers or convey their personal beliefs about a topic. It is typical to ...
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Informed Consent Research Question

The other issue is whether it is a closed Facebook group or a public Facebook group. If it is a closed group then privacy issues do apply. Public groups are accessible by everyone, so broader social ...
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Reference for a particular anecdote about the cultural basis of the ethics of homicide

I finally had some time to Google this again, and I found the source. The most popular source of this seems to be Ruth Benedict's paper in J. General Psychology, 10, p. 59-80 (1934). Long excepts ...
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How can a persons good or bad be accurately measured?

In a way, I agree with the answer given by AivanF. But more can be said. One of the greatest biologist of our times, the scientist Edward O. Wilson has something to say about what humanity has been ...
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How can a persons good or bad be accurately measured?

I think answers to your questions are fully based on your moral principles and your world view. Because there is no obvious common principles. Christians believe in objective rightness of God's rules. ...
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Paper showing that completing most psychological studies is less distressing than daily life

The article could be How distressing is it to participate in medical research? A calibration study using an everyday events questionnaire. Petrie, K. J., Faasse, K., Notman, T. A., & O'Carroll, ...
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What are the ethics (for clinical psychiatrists) of posting videos on Youtube with poorly-worded guidance about disorders?

The enforceable ethical guidelines a given practitioner must adhere to are defined by several codes or areas of law: state licensure, (usually national) board certification, and employment contracts. ...
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Is it unethical for a psychiatrist to invite a patient and her husband to a social function?

Yes, there is a clear ethical issue. If Dr. Jones wants to observe Emma's husband, he should obtain informed consent from him beforehand. Various associations of psychiatrists have a code of ethics in ...
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How is it ascertained that people treated for persecutory delusions are not indeed being persecuted?

By checking if they have a mental illness to go with it or not and if they have any proof or evidence besides what they are saying :) A good psychiatrist would look at evidence from other areas: does ...
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Is it allowed for a psychologist to claim to be a friend of the patient

When someone says they are your friend, there can be different contexts to the word. For example, Giletta et al (2012) talks of some of these contexts within adolescents. In the therapy room, Carl ...
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Superego and Moral Standards

The Superego is a fairly flimsy concept under empirical scrutiny and is typically measured only in clinical settings. Arlow (1982), notes that the way it is measured or appears is often unreliable and ...
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What are the ethics (for clinical psychiatrists) of posting videos on Youtube with poorly-worded guidance about disorders?

As @Maria points out, a code of ethics would be formed from the governing regulatory bodies surrounding the profession within the country concerned. For example: All APA members are bound by the ...
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Is it ethical to deliberately provide incorrect information to participants in a psychological study?

In addition to the previous answer, there's also a document called The Belmont Report which describes the ethical principles and guidelines for conducting research involving human subjects. ...
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How can a persons good or bad be accurately measured?

Before we can even begin to discuss how to measure a person's relative good and bad degrees, we must define good and bad. These terms are far too vague on the surface. Even if we agreed on more ...
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Why are counsellors not supposed to give advice or lead the client? Is it possible for a counsellor not to be leading?

I have only come across this question today, and seeing as you asked this question in 2015, I hope you have been able to work the answer out now during your training. However, to address this ...
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