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PSY 350 Assignment 2 Using Animals in Research
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Assignment 2: Using Animals in Research

Click here to access the website, which explains the goal of the APA's Committee on Animal Research and Ethics.

Click here to access the website, examine the guidelines developed by the American Psychological Association's Committee on Animal Research and Ethics (CARE).

Then, click here to read an alternative point of view from the animal rights perspective. Answer the following questions:

  • What is your opinion about using animals for research?
  • Was your opinion affected by the readings for this assignment?
  • Under what circumstances, or for which types of research projects, would you advocate the use of animals in research?
  • Do you think the use of advanced technology, such as fMRI, will eventually make animal testing obsolete?
  • What safeguards do you think would be needed in order to protect participants in studies using neuroimaging methods?

Your response should be at least 2 pages long and should include at least two scholarly references.

Assignment 2 Grading Criteria

Maximum Points

Discussed your position on the use of animals for research and how the readings affected your opinion.

20

Explained the circumstances or the types of research in which you will advocate use of animals.

20

Discussed your thoughts on whether advanced technology will make animal testing obsolete.

20

Described safeguards to protect participants in studies using neuroimaging methods.

20

Used standard writing components.

20

Total:

100

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