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Watch the video on Genie Wiley. You may also find this interview with researcher Susan Curtiss about her experiences with Genie interesting.
What ethical considerations do you think apply to the research conducted on Genie (consider the APA's ethical principles and standards when answering)? Compare and contrast these ethical considerations to the ones most relevant to the classic examples of ethically dubious psychological research: The Stanford Prison simulation and Milgram's learning experiments.

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What ethical considerations do you think apply to the research conducted on Genie (consider the APA's ethical principles and standards when answering)? Compare and contrast these ethical considerations to the ones most relevant to the classic examples of ethically dubious psychological research: The Stanford Prison simulation and Milgram's learning experiments.

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Conducting research on any human, and in particular children, has long been an ethically gray area that has left many in the academic community at differing ends of the spectrum. On the one hand, there is the argument to be made that advances in human psychology do depend, to a certain extent, on our ability to conduct research on vulnerable populations. On the other side, there is the ethical argument to be made that all humans, regardless of how unique or different they might be, deserve to be held to the same ethical standard when it comes to any form of scientific and psychological research. As you are probably aware, psychologists use to be given a fair amount of latitude in terms of human experimentation, as is the case with Genie and with the more contemporary group research examples, such as the Stanford Prison simulation. Many would argue that the information gained from such research is simply too valuable to ignore, regardless of the ...

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