For this Assignment, read Chapter 10 of your textbook as well as the information on the American Psychological Association (APA) website, which outlines modern day General Ethical Principles of Psychologists. In Chapter 10 of your textbook you will read about two very influential experiments in the history of psychology. One study was conducted by John Watson in which he induced fear of a white rat in a baby named Albert. The other study was conducted by Mary Cover Jones in which she eliminated a fear of rabbits in a young boy named Peter. For your paper you should explain the two experiments, outlining the procedure that was utilized in each study and explaining the conclusions that were drawn from the experiments. Next, you will discuss how experiments in the history of psychology might have laid the foundation of modern day APA ethical principles. You should discuss how each of the modern day APA ethical principles might have been shaped by experiments conducted in the history of psychology. You should give specific examples of how historical experiments, such as those conducted by John Watson and Mary Cover Jones, have either complied with or violated modern day APA ethical standards. Please see the grading rubric in the course Syllabus for further guidance.
Requirements for this Assignment:
Your paper should be 2–3 pages, not including the title page or reference page.
Your paper should include a reference to the textbook and at least 1 other academic source. APA formatting and in-text citations must be used for each source referenced. When referencing the Readings, be sure to use APA guidelines. Information regarding APA formatting and citation can be found in the Writing Center and should be reviewed thoroughly.
Your paper should use Standard American English including correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation, and complete sentences and paragraphs. Your paper should be free of typographical errors.
Your paper should include a highly developed viewpoint and purpose.
Your paper should demonstrate superior organization. Communication should be highly ordered, logical, and unified.
You should follow these guidelines for your paper:
- Title Page
- Main body of the paper 2 to 3 pages
- Reference page
- Correct APA formatting for in-paper citations
- Standard margins: 1″ on all sides
- Standard 12-point font size
- Standard double-spacing: average of 22 lines per page, and between 20 and 24 lines per page
- Text is left-justified