Unethical Experiments from the Field of Psychology

Locate two different historical research experiments from the field of psychology or behavioral health that were considered unethical.

Here are some examples of unethical experiments that have been conducted in the past. You may choose from this list or find others on your own:

  • Stanford Prison Experiment;
  • Landis’s Facial Expression Experiment;
  • Little Albert Experiment by John Watson;
  • Milgram Study of 1974;
  • Robbers Cave Experiment.

Summarize the two unethical experiments that you read about. Compare the two experiments, and provide the specific ACA or APA Code of Ethics statements that were not followed for each experiment.