A historical interpretation of deceptive experiments in American psychology

@article{Herrera1997AHI,
  title={A historical interpretation of deceptive experiments in American psychology},
  author={Christopher Herrera},
  journal={History of the Human Sciences},
  year={1997},
  volume={10},
  pages={23 - 36}
}
  • C. Herrera
  • Published 1 February 1997
  • Psychology
  • History of the Human Sciences
In debate over the ethics of deceptive experiments in American psy chology, commentators often provide an inaccurate history of these experiments. This happens especially where writers portray experi mental deception as a necessary accompaniment to human experiments, rather than a conscious choice based on values attached to persons and scientific inquiry. Compounding the error, commentators typically give a misleading portrayal of psychologists' attitudes and procedures. Commentators… 

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