Find one example of research in the past that did not follow ethical standards for research. An example of this would be J. B. Watson's research in classical conditioning with "Little Albert." Answer the following:
Write a brief summary of the research and then explain why this research was unethical.
Was the outcome of the research worth the potential ethical violation/harm to the subjects? Explain your stance.
Do you agree with the ethical guidelines currently in use? Are they too restrictive in policy thus hindering scientific discovery? Are they too lenient in allowing for potential harm to people and/or animals?
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