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Social research and the use of deception

What is the common view of using deception in social psychological studies?

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In this context the term 'deception' refers to the process of deceiving research participants when they participate in research projects. There are many examples of deception in social psychological studies and some very famous examples of how people have been deceived.

Deception was used mainly between the 1950's and 1970's. But there has been a general decline in the use of deception since around the 1980's.

One of the most famous studies was conducted by Milgram (1963). In this study Milgram deceived participants and made them believe they were harming other participants when they got a question incorrect. None of the ...

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In this context the term 'deception' refers to the process of deceiving research participants when they participate in research projects. There are many examples of deception in social psychological studies and some very famous examples of how people have been deceived.

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