We’ve started watching The Stanford Prison Experiment. On Friday, you’ll be asked to use the movie to inform a conversation about experimental ethics. You were assigned a side at the start of the movie, defending one of these two statements:
- As long as all subjects give informed consent, there are no ethical limits on what researchers can do to human subjects.
- Even with informed consent, there are ethical limits on what researchers can do to human subjects.
The discussion on Friday will be highly structured. Please read over the Ethics Discussion Guidelines for details. Also, by Friday, read over the following three articles for some more examples that may be useful for your stance.
- Tuskegee Study
- Randomized Surgical Trials and “Sham” Surgery (Note: This link may not work on mobile devices)
- The Milgram Experiment