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    Baker Act Information
    This site was created to describe current trends in psychiatric hospitals. The patient issues are disscussd in detail including the origins of the mental illness that landed the patient in the hospital along with the tactics many psychiatric institutions use to entice patients to desire to return to the hospital. ("Baker Act" is the name of the law that describes the procedures for involuntary committment to a mental health facility in Florida.) - 17-Oct-2003 - Hits: 1956 - Rate This | Details
    Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct Top Rated
    The Ethical Standards set forth enforceable rules for conduct as psychologists who are members of the American Psychological Association. Most of the Ethical Standards are written broadly, in order to apply to psychologists in varied roles, although the application of an Ethical Standard may vary depending on the context. The Ethical Standards are not exhaustive. The fact that a given conduct is not specifically addressed by an Ethical Standard does not mean that it is necessarily either ethical or unethical. This Ethics Code applies only to psychologists' activities that are part of their scientific, educational, or professional roles as psychologists. - 17-Oct-2003 - Hits: 5490 - Rate This | Details
    On Being A Scientist: Responsible Conduct In Research
    A free online book about responsible conduct in research. In the past, young scientists learned the ethics of research largely through informal meansóby working with senior scientists and watching how they dealt with ethical questions. That tradition is still vitally important.
    But science has become so complex and so closely intertwined with society's needs that a more formal introduction to research ethics and the responsibilities that these commitments imply is also neededóan introduction that can supplement the informal lessons provided by research supervisors and mentors. - 17-Oct-2003 - Hits: 701 - Rate This | Details
    Stanford Prison Experiment
    This site features an extensive slide show and information about this classic psychology experiment by Philip G. Zimbardo. What happens when you put good people in an evil place? Does humanity win over evil, or does evil triumph? These are some of the questions we posed in this dramatic simulation of prison life conducted in the summer of 1971 at Stanford University.

    How we went about testing these questions and what we found may astound you. Our planned two-week investigation into the psychology of prison life had to be ended prematurely after only six days because of what the situation was doing to the college students who participated. In only a few days, our guards became sadistic and our prisoners became depressed and showed signs of extreme stress. Please join me on a slide tour of describing this experiment and uncovering what it tells us about the nature of Human Nature. - 17-Oct-2003 - Hits: 2156 - Rate This | Details