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Response to goldent (Reply #12)

Mon Jun 10, 2013, 09:35 PM

13. yes unfortunately those wouldn't be controlled experiments.

 

even though the stress would be more 'real'.. there's this little thing called 'professional ethics' which prohibits psychologists from subjecting participants to any 'real' psychological stress.

an experiment involving a domestic dispute goes too far. doesn't mean we can't glean statistically data from real-life instances of such things, but it would be patently unethical to design an experiment that exposed participants to the 'real' thing. unfortunately, that kind of data is not experimental. it's not gathered under controlled conditions. any number of hidden variables come into play.

c.f. the stanford prison experiment
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanford_prison_experiment

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