- APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct
Read the most recent version of the American Psychological Association's Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct. These ethical guidelines became effective 6/1/03.
- The Belmont Report
What were the guidelines articulated in the Belmont Report for protecting the rights and welfare of research participants? Read the report for yourself.
- Internet Resources on the Tuskegee Study
Learn more about the infamous Tuskegee Study.
- Tips on Informed Consent
Informed consent is an important part of the research process. The Office for Protection from Research Risks, United States Department of Health and Human Services, provides a list of tips for obtaining proper informed consent from potential research participants.
- IRB Guidebook
How should an IRB operate? The Office for Human Research Protections provides guidance for IRBs.
- Lying in the Laboratory
This report considers the use of deception in research from psychological, philosophical, and theological perspectives.
- The Stanley Milgram Website
Learn more about the man behind the controversial obedience studies as well as his numerous contributions to psychology.
- APA Guidelines for Ethical Conduct in the Care and Use of Animals.
Ethical considerations are also important when conducting research involving animals. Read the ethical guidelines adopted by the American Psychological Association governing psychological research involving animals.
- Plagiarism: What It Is and How to Recognize and Avoid It
Confused about what is and is not plagiarism? Not sure whether or not you are committing accidental plagiarism? This site provides information and additional links to help you answer these questions.