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I have to create an unethical experiment that is realistic but would never be done. The theme of the experiment is to investigate something to do with aggression!

Any ideas? All replies will be greatly appreciated.

(Any experiment with children is already slightly unethical due to lack of informed consent)
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See how quickly you can start a riot by posting something about immigration.
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See how quickly you can start a riot by posting something about immigration.
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Anyone?
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surely forcing people to feel anger in itself is a little unethical, maybe something like triggering the parts of people brains that make them want to fight people and allowing them to fight each other or something like that?
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surely forcing people to feel anger in itself is a little unethical, maybe something like triggering the parts of people brains that make them want to fight people and allowing them to fight each other or something like that?
I was thinking, subjecting 2 different groups of children to two different types of tv programs. The first, violent scenes and lots of aggression and the other a program with no aggressive behavior whatsoever.
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I was thinking, subjecting 2 different groups of children to two different types of tv programs. The first, violent scenes and lots of aggression and the other a program with no aggressive behavior whatsoever.
sounds like its unethical enough to me
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sounds like its unethical enough to me
I want something a bit more adventurous/creative though, I'm not good at that. Hence this post! I wish people had more ideas on here haha
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I want something a bit more adventurous/creative though, I'm not good at that. Hence this post! I wish people had more ideas on here haha
maybe everyone here is very ethical. I mean you could break other ethical principles like doing research that doesnt benefit people or causes more harm than necessary like psychological harm, how unethical do you need to be really?
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This proposal of yours is already unethical.
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maybe everyone here is very ethical. I mean you could break other ethical principles like doing research that doesnt benefit people or causes more harm than necessary like psychological harm, how unethical do you need to be really?
Realistic but impossible to ever carry out as a result of the high standards that have to be met with psychological research. Nothing too over the top and silly but something that does make a person think twice. Obviously the use of children regards the issue of informed consent but other factors could break the ethics that maintain deception, right to withdraw or protection from harm. I might also mention that the subjects will not be debriefed as so could suffer from long lasting psychological harm?
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other factors could break the ethics that maintain deception, right to withdraw or protection from harm. I might also mention that the subjects will not be debriefed as so could suffer from long lasting psychological harm?
adding something deceptive in will certainly make it much more unethical for sure.
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adding something deceptive in will certainly make it much more unethical for sure.
I could make it so the children do not know that they're partaking in an experiment and that also removes their right to withdraw! :-)
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I could make it so the children do not know that they're partaking in an experiment and that also removes their right to withdraw! :-)
i m not 100% sure they are always completely aware whats going on anyway but yes that would make it even worse ethically
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i m not 100% sure they are always completely aware whats going on anyway but yes that would make it even worse ethically
Only parental permission would be required so that's also deception and informed consent in a way..
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Some examples of unethical experiments are Milgram and Zimbardo. There was this german film I watched in psychology based on Zimbardo's study which was pretty interesting since 2 people died and 3 people were injured (film was fictional).
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The question is with any testing: is it justified? i.e. is there a long term benefit that we can gain from any testing, because if not, then i don't think its justified,and no carried out.
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I have to create an unethical experiment that is realistic but would never be done. The theme of the experiment is to investigate something to do with aggression!

Any ideas? All replies will be greatly appreciated.

(Any experiment with children is already slightly unethical due to lack of informed consent)
Take inspiration from the milgram/bandura experiment? Children who are being told by an adult to administer electric shocks to another child if they answer a very difficult question incorrectly or children being told to act violently toward an inanimate object and be rewarded for it?
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You want something creative? Hmm..
How about a replication of Bandura's Bobo Doll study. But instead of a Bobo doll, you have an actual child.
Basically child beats child.


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