After watching the “Into the Mind: Mind Control” video, answer each question with at least 200 words.
- Based on the information in Ch. 1 of Research Methods and Statistics and the video, what is the goal of psychological research?
- Identify one landmark study from the video. What did the field of psychology learn from this study? What are some ethical considerations that should be considered?
- Research Methods and Statistics discusses the concept of cultural factors in mental health research. How might this topic apply to Robert Heath’s experiment on psychosurgery on African-Americans? What is the current application of this study?
- Based on the information you read from Standard 8 of the APA Code of Ethics (Research & Publication), which ethical principles do you think apply to the current study of optogenetics?