Ethics, Informed Consent, and Deception in Psychological Research

Examine how ethics, informed consent, and deception are applied in psychological research.

Review the following information:

  • The American Psychological Association has a Code of Ethics that applies to many areas of the practice of psychology. One of these areas is research.
  • Researchers working in universities and other agencies receiving federal funding must receive the approval of institutional review boards (IRBs) for human participant research and institutional animal care and use committees (IACUCs) before conducting research.