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The Handbook of Professional Ethics for Psychologists considers the compatibility of science and morality. Challenging readers to question the fundamental philosophical values of professional psychology, the editors and contributors inspire the ethical impulse and encourage active moral leadership. An essential reference for professional and academic psychologists and counselors, the Handbook of Professional Ethics for Psychologists is also an exceptional primary or supplementary reader for graduate students enrolled in courses on Ethics in Psychology and Ethics and Professional Concerns and for anyone considering the compatibility of science and morality.
Chapter 7: Institutional Review Boards: Balancing Conflicting Values in Research
Institutional Review Boards: Balancing Conflicting Values in Research
Institutional Review Boards (IRBs), those bodies of people charged with protecting human subjects in research settings, go by many names (Human Subjects Review Committee, for example) and can be ubiquitously found in both academic and nonacademic settings. Within our society, a strongly held view has emerged in the decades since World War II, especially since the highly questionable practices of the Tuskegee syphilis experiments came to light, that proposed research must be carefully evaluated by knowledgeable persons not otherwise involved. Proposal review by such persons helps to assure that this research is done in an ethical and responsible manner, especially as regards risk to subjects (risks to ...