In this chapter we explore some of the most important issues in psychology. We learn what we know about psychology from our research and it is critical that students of psychology understand the components of a research study as well as the ethical issues involved in conducting research.

Review this section in the textbook. More information on research methods can be found in this chapter.

Recognize that all elements of a research study and design are important. However, for this discussion, tell us what you think are the three most critical issues for a researcher to consider. Also include what you see as particular problems in researching psychological disorders.

This site is part of the American Psychological Society. It includes psychology research on the Internet.

The American Psychological Association’s guidelines for the ethical use and care of animals in research.

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