Social science lying Deception in the social sciences
Openness and honesty are two essential characteristics of the relationship between investigator and research participants, but these are repudiated when participants are subjected to research the means or motives of which have not been honestly explained.
In one study, male undergraduates were falsely led to believe they had been sexually aroused by photographs of men and their responses to such information studied. In another, subjects were surreptitiously given LSD.
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