concerns Seligman and Maier’s (1967) Learned Helplessness study

concerns Seligman and Maier’s (1967) Learned Helplessness study. Again, it helps to read these original studies when possible, so we can form our own judgments.

Your assignment:   Please read over the studie and select one to analyze.

You will need to first review APA’s  Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct.  You can find the link and other very useful information in the Psychology Learning Tools under Course Content.  Go to the First Module (Intro to PSYC @ UMUC, and click on Ethical Guidelines and Considerations).  You will find ethical considerations to current events and historical studies and understand more fully the reason why we need the ethical principles.

Next, in your analysis, give a succinct statement on the background of the study and then tell us which of the General Principles and/ or which Ethical Standard was violated, and explain why.  Do you think that the study you choose would be approved by an IRB today?  Why do you think the study was allowed or tolerated at the time?

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