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Discovering the Scientist Within offers an utterly unique approach to the research methods course. Rather than taking students through statistical methods one at a time, the authors provide a series of realistic and engaging case studies with each design-focused chapter presenting a single study start to finish. View More

Discovering the Scientist Within

Activity: Mock IRB: Determining the Ethical Conduct of Psychological Research

This exercise helps students apply ethical principles from class to a specific research project. Small groups of students serve as a mock Institutional Review Board (IRB) identifying problems


Ethics in Psychological Research

This in-class activity may be used with upper level undergraduates or new graduate students in research methods courses. It is designed for use with small collaborative groups and requires about


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