Write a 5–7-page assessment in which you examine the controversy related to research and ethics in the field of social psychology.

Write a 5–7-page assessment in which you examine the controversy related to research and ethics in the field of social psychology.

It is essential to be able to critically analyze the research methods used in studies, in order to weigh the validity of the conclusions or recommendations.

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Library Resources

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Assessment Instructions

To prepare for this assessment, locate scholarly articles on Milgram’s studies on obedience to authority and Zimbardo’s Stanford Prison experiment on the power of social roles. These two pivotal studies provide the basis for this assessment.

Examine the controversy related to research and ethics in the field of social psychology. Consider the information you located on Milgram’s studies on obedience to authority and Zimbardo’s Stanford Prison experiment on the power of social roles. Include the following in your assessment:

  • Describe what these studies revealed about conformity and obedience to authority.
  • Explain the benefits from these research studies. What knowledge or insight was gained?
  • Describe the impact of the studies in terms of the effects on the human participants.
  • Explain how these (and other) controversial research studies have shaped the principles and standards in the current APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Ethics.
  • Develop evidence-based arguments both for and against these types of controversial research studies.
  • Do you think that the information that was obtained was worth the risks to the human subjects? Explain and support your position.

Your submitted assessment should be 5–7 pages in length, excluding title page and reference page, and use references from at least three scholarly resources. Be sure to follow APA guidelines for format and style.

Additional Requirements

  • Include a title page and reference page.
  • At least three current scholarly or professional resources.
  • APA format.
  • Times New Roman font, 12 point.
  • Double spaced.

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