Essay about Ethics in Psychology

2938 WordsMay 26, 201112 Pages
1. • Discuss ethical considerations in qualitative research. • Discuss ethical considerations related to research studies at the biological level of analysis. • Discuss ethical considerations in research into genetic influences on behaviour. • Discuss ethical considerations related to research studies at the cognitive level of analysis. • Discuss ethical considerations related to research studies at the sociocultural level of analysis. • Discuss cultural and ethical considerations in diagnosis (for example, cultural variation, stigmatization). 2. Ethics is an area of study which seeks to address questions about morality; that is, about concepts such as good and bad, right and wrong, justice, and virtue.…show more content…
Supporters of Vivisection argue that nearly all of the major medical breakthroughs in the 20th century relied on Animal Experimentation to some extent. The creation of Insulin, Penicillin and the Polio Vaccine were all a result of animal testing that while caused the death of thousands of animals subjected to the experimentation, directly saved millions of human lives. The typical modern medical assumption is that rodents such as rats or mice do not experience pain or discomfort in the same way that humans do, which means that the level of suffering for these animals is considerably less than what is purported by animal rights groups. While animal rights activists publish articles about the torture inflicted upon monkeys and apes, our close genetic relatives, in reality less than one percent of all animals used in experimentation are non-human primates. Another significant factor for the validity of vivisection is that the number of animals used in these experiments each year is tiny compared to the number of animals eaten for food or kept as house pets, yet there is little outcry over these multi-billion dollar industries. Any procedure performed upon an animal can only take place if it can be successfully argued that is scientifically justified, and there are strict regulations in place to ensure that all animal experimentation is necessary. Ever since vivisection became common-place in modern science, so did opposition to it. There are many high-profile
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