Re: Henson on the Nazi meme

From: Bill Spight (
Date: Mon 28 Mar 2005 - 17:27:58 GMT

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    Dear Scott,

    > I think I asked in a previous post about the ethical
    > considrations of such an experiment. If you were a
    > researcher at a university in a psychology department,
    > would this be the sort of research that would pass
    > ethics review? If you said you were going to go to a
    > high school and subject a class to such a manipulation
    > techniques would they ask: "You're going to do what!?"
    > Would a school board, high school prinicipal or local
    > PTA object to such a thing?

    I do not think such an experiment would pass the ethics review today.

    And, in fact, since it seems that Jones only taught one year at Cubberly, his experiment may have raised ethical questions at the time. Apparently several parents were up in arms about it while it was going on.



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