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When Does a Joke Go Too Far?: Understanding the Ethical Implications of Applying Psychology Within and Beyond the Lab

This activity helps students engage the ethical issues of vulnerable populations, minimal risk, beneficence, informed consent/minors’ assent. Small groups compare Watson’s Little Albert Experiment with a Pavlovian Prank on the TV show The Office, and a news article regarding hazing/pranks.


Author: Chana Etengoff, Ph.D.

Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2013