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Academics expose corruption in Grievance Studies. — Code of Federal Regulations. Electronic Code of Federal Regulations Title 45: Public Welfare Contents Subpart A—Basic HHS Policy for Protection of Human Research Subjects.

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My IRB Nightmare - LessWrong 2.0. [Epistemic status: Pieced together from memory years after the event.

My IRB Nightmare - LessWrong 2.0

I may have mis-remembered some things or gotten them in the wrong order. Aside from that – and the obvious jokes – this is all true. I’m being deliberately vague in places because I don’t want to condemn anything specific without being able to prove anything.] Upholding the Principles of Autonomy, Beneficence, and Justice in Phase I Clinical Trials. TobaccoExplained.

Milgram Studies

Research ethics. US scientists 'knew Guatemala syphilis tests unethical' US government scientists who infected Guatemalans with syphilis and gonorrhoea as part of a study knew they were violating ethical rules, a US presidential panel has said.

US scientists 'knew Guatemala syphilis tests unethical'

The researchers infected hundreds of prisoners, psychiatric patients and sex workers during the 1940s to study the effects of penicillin. None of the Guatemalans was informed. But many of the same scientists had sought consent from participants in an earlier study in the US. Dr Amy Gutmann, head of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, called the research a "shameful piece of medical history". Conclusions and research implications - Understanding the knowledge gaps in whistleblowing and speaking up in health care: narrative reviews of the research literature and formal inquiries, a legal analysis and stakeholder interviews - NCBI Bookshelf. Secret World War II Chemical Experiments Tested Troops By Race. These historical photographs depict the forearms of human test subjects after being exposed to nitrogen mustard and lewisite agents in World War II experiments conducted at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C.

Secret World War II Chemical Experiments Tested Troops By Race

Courtesy of the Naval Research Laboratory hide caption itoggle caption Courtesy of the Naval Research Laboratory As a young U.S. Microwaves in the cold war: the Moscow embassy study and its interpretation. Review of a retrospective cohort study. Beams of microwaves from Soviet sources aimed at the US embassy building in Moscow were detected since 1953, increasing in intensity in 1975.

Microwaves in the cold war: the Moscow embassy study and its interpretation. Review of a retrospective cohort study

In 1976, an ambitious epidemiological study was commissioned by the U.S. Department of State to investigate possible health effects on the staff of the US embassy in Moscow and their families. The study was carried out by Abraham Lilienfeld (deceased, 1984) and colleagues at the Department of Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University. The study has never been published in detail. It has been cited several times, with varying interpretations. Methods for this review The original report was obtained from the Johns Hopkins University library ( Searches for peer-reviewed material reporting on the study were carried out using PubMed, citation indexes, and major reports and reviews on health effects of radiofrequencies, up to September 2011.

Review - study design Exposures to radiofrequencies Identification of subjects and health information. Does Corporate Social Responsibility Increase Profits? By Ron Robins, Investing for the Soul It is generally held that corporate social responsibility (CSR) could increase company profits and thus most large companies are actively engaged in it.

Does Corporate Social Responsibility Increase Profits?

But few executives and managers are aware of the research on this important subject. And as I review here, the research does show that it may improve profits. However, linking profit growth to abstract variables that are frequently difficult to define is a challenging task. 15-Yr-Old Kelvin Doe Wows M.I.T. When Humans Lose Control of Government. Edheads - Activate Your Mind! Improbable research: The Limerick laureate works his magic. In 2003, an independent scholar from New Jersey began submitting limericks for a competition in mini-AIR, the monthly online supplement to my magazine, Annals of Improbable Research.

Improbable research: The Limerick laureate works his magic

The contest challenges readers to read an off-putting scholarly citation, and explain it in limerick form. Martin Eiger so consistently won that we eventually banned him as an unfair competitor, gave him the title Limerick laureate, and now publish him every month. He handles a huge range of subject matter. Testing Turing’s theory of morphogenesis in chemical cells.

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Testing Turing’s theory of morphogenesis in chemical cells

Lubensky, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, and approved January 29, 2014 (received for review November 25, 2013) A correction has been published. Walking Through Doorways Causes Forgetting. We’ve all experienced it: The frustration of entering a room and forgetting what we were going to do.

Walking Through Doorways Causes Forgetting

Or get. Or find. New research from University of Notre Dame Psychology Professor Gabriel Radvansky suggests that passing through doorways is the cause of these memory lapses. “Entering or exiting through a doorway serves as an ‘event boundary’ in the mind, which separates episodes of activity and files them away,” Radvansky explains. 10 Famous Psychological Experiments That Could Never Happen Today. Here are the stories behind the nicknames of the NFL’s 32 teams—and what they were almost called.

All photos via Getty Images. Getty Images The franchise began play in Chicago in 1898 before moving to St. The Stanford Prison Experiment: Still powerful after all these years (1/97) CONTACT: Stanford University News Service (415) 723-2558 The Stanford Prison Experiment: Still powerful after all these years I was sick to my stomach.

The Stanford Prison Experiment: Still powerful after all these years (1/97)

When it's happening to you, it doesn't feel heroic; it feels real scary. It feels like you are a deviant. An ethical cost-benefit analysis of the Stanford Prison Experiment. PII: 0010-0277(72)90014-5 - Zimbardo_Zusatzliteratur.pdf. Stanford Prison Exp. What happened in the basement of the psych building 40 years ago shocked the world. How do the guards, prisoners and researchers in the Stanford Prison Experiment feel about it now? It began with an ad in the classifieds. Male college students needed for psychological study of prison life. $15 per day for 1-2 weeks. The Stanford Prison Experiment: A Simulation Study of the Psychology of Imprisonment.

Thirty Years Later, Stanford Prison Experiment Lives On By Meredith Alexander Stanford Report, August 22, 2001 Thirty years ago, a group of young men were rounded up by Palo Alto police and dropped off at a new jail -- in the Stanford Psychology Department. Strip searched, sprayed for lice and locked up with chains around their ankles, the "prisoners" were part of an experiment to test people's reactions to power dynamics in social situations.

Other college student volunteers -- the "guards" -- were given authority to dictate 24-hour-a-day rules. They were soon humiliating the "prisoners" in an effort to break their will. Lewis Terman (1877–1956) - Testing, Stanford, Gifted, and Intelligence. Lewis M. Terman was a psychologist who developed some of the earliest and most successful measures of individual differences. He was raised on an Indiana farm and, after an early career as a schoolteacher and high school principal, received his doctorate in psychology from Clark University in 1905. After four years of teaching pedagogy at the Los Angeles State Normal School, he joined the education faculty at Stanford University in 1910. In 1922 he became head of Stanford's Psychology Department, a position he held until his retirement in 1942. 5 Experts Answer: Can Your IQ Change? Stability and Change in Children's Intelligence Quotient Scores: A Comparison of Two Socioeconomically Disparate Communities.

The Gifted Group At Mid Life Volume V Genetic StudieS Of Genius : Lewis M.erman. Terman Genetics of Intelligence Study. The Truth About the "Termites" Blue Eyes Brown Eyes. Shock study, replicates Milgram's findings. Nearly 50 years after the controversial Milgram experiments, social psychologist Jerry M. Burger, PhD, has found that people are still just as willing to administer what they believe are painful electric shocks to others when urged on by an authority figure. The Vitamin Myth: Why We Think We Need Supplements - Paul Offit. On October 10, 2011, researchers from the University of Minnesota found that women who took supplemental multivitamins died at rates higher than those who didn't. Two days later, researchers from the Cleveland Clinic found that men who took vitamin E had an increased risk of prostate cancer. "It's been a tough week for vitamins," said Carrie Gann of ABC News.

These findings weren't new. Seven previous studies had already shown that vitamins increased the risk of cancer and heart disease and shortened lives. Still, in 2012, more than half of all Americans took some form of vitamin supplements. How Netflix Reverse Engineered Hollywood - Alexis C. Madrigal. RETRACTED: Long term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize. The 50 Greatest Breakthroughs Since the Wheel - James Fallows.

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