Discuss the history of social psychology and describe the critical role this field of study has played in helping us to understand the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors of individuals throughout its evolution. Which key research developments have helped to define social psychology and differentiate it from other fields of study? What theoretical constructs are inherent in social psychology principles?
Assess the role of ethics in behavioral research. What are some of the ethical dilemmas that researchers face? In your response, provide at least one example of an ethical violation that occurred in a human research study and describe the methodology used (e.g., observational, correlational, experimental). What changes could have been made to improve the ethical nature of the research?