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    Historical contributions that influenced the current APA Ethics

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    What was a historical contribution of either a person or event towards the APA Ethics Code and why was it so influential?

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    The Zimbardo prison experiment was a historical experiment that I think had an effect on how human research subjects are protected more when research is being conducted. In this study, Zimbardo chose 21 male college students (which were screened for any psychological illness). The participants were randomly assigned either prison guard or prisoner in a simulated prison environment. Because the simulation was to be a real as possible, the prisoners were arrested at their own ...

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    This solution discusses how the Zimbardo prison experiment and the influence it had on the APA Ethics code used today.