Arguments in Psychology.

This blog is a forum for the discussion of debates and controversies within the discipline of Psychology. It is the module blog for the final year elective module Controversies in Psychology at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick.

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One Response to “Arguments in Psychology.”

  1. I think that I would like to write on the differential weightings of human and animal participants in considerations of ethical approval. I would intend to focus on the inequalities of preference due to acquaintance, affection and relatedness for both human and animal participants and the ability to provide consent. I would include the cost benefit analysis as an example of the sometimes questionable benefits derived from substantial (to those concerned) costs. I am generally coming from the perspective of awareness; that in allowing animal experimentation we do not do so ignorantly but are fully aware of the choices we are making. I hope that this would be a suitable subject for contribution and would love to hear any opinions regarding animal experimentation which I could address in my submission.

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