History of Ethics in Psychology

By EliMas
  • 6500 BCE


    Trephination is a surgical procedure that consists of creating a hole in the skull by removing a circular piece of bone in an attempt to "release the demons" hiding inside an individual.
  • Tuskegee Syphilis Study (1932-1972)

    The Tuskegee Syphilis Study was done on a group of 600 African-American men who were unaware of being given the disease, how to prevent the spread, and were not given any form of treatment. Local physicians were not allowed to treat them even as a treatment for the illness was found.
  • The Belmont Report

    The Belmont Report provided guidelines for research in three areas: the distinction between therapeutic practice and research, ethical principles of respect for persons or beneficence, and justice or a fair balance between the benefits and burdens of research.
  • Federal Grants and Funding

    In order to acquire any form of grants or funding from the government, investigators and researchers must complete education on the protection of any human research participants.