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ERIC Number: EJ889510
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-0190-2725
Deception in Social Psychological Experiments: Two Misconceptions and a Research Agenda
Hertwig, Ralph; Ortmann, Andreas
Social Psychology Quarterly, v71 n3 p222-227 Sep 2008
Retracing the history of one's discipline helps demonstrate that its practices of experimentation are also a product of its times, notwithstanding often deeply entrenched beliefs to the contrary. Deception of participants is an experimental tool about which many currently harbor strong beliefs; some, for instance, deem it indispensable. Having established that beliefs about the rules of experimentation evolve and differ across disciplines, the authors discuss two widespread misconceptions about the contemporary use of deception in psychology and sketch a research agenda for the future. The authors first briefly clarify what is typically considered to be deception. (Contains 4 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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