Any psychological research conducted now adheres to a code of ethical standards,


Any psychological research conducted now adheres to a code of ethical standards, particularly when the research involves children. Read the following document outlining Ethical Standards for Research with Children.
As you can see from this document, researchers must follow strict ethical guidelines, but it wasn’t always this way. Perhaps you are familiar with famous psychological experiments from the past that would be considered highly unethical today because they deceived their participants or harmed them in some way. For this assignment, we’re going to take a closer look at one in particular.
The famous “Blue Eye, Brown Eye” experiment from 1968 was actually conducted by a teacher rather than a psychologist. This experiment was conducted in the wake of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination, when a teacher named Jane Elliott wanted to explain racism to her 8-year-old students. Watch the following documentary to learn more about this experiment:
Documentary: A Class Divided
Your initial reaction to the experiment might be a positive one. Indeed, some of her students say that their experience made a lasting impact on them throughout their lives. But this study could not be conducted today, at least not in this same manner.
This assignment will cover LO 1.1, LO 1.2, LO 1.3, LO 1.4.
For this assignment, write a 2-page paper (double-spaced), in which you discuss this experiment in terms of ethical standards. First, explain in detail what made this experiment unethical. Cite from the Ethical Standards for Research with Children document, using APA-formatted in-text citations. Then, explain in detail what could possibly be changed in this experiment in order to make it ethical. Would these changes allow for the same results? Why or why not?


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