Issues and Debates:
Psychological research is governed by a strict code of ethics covering things like obtaining participants’ consent; protecting them from possible harm and allowing them to withdraw from the research.
But there are some “participants” who can’t give consent, may be harmed and are unable to withdraw from the research.
Using research examples, this film looks at the use of non-human animals in research:
- Why are they used?
- What are the benefits?
- What is being done to protect them?
- Is any research with non-human animals a breach of their ‘rights’?