Consider the following research study: Participants were

Last updated: 7/23/2022

Consider the following research study:  Participants were

Consider the following research study: Participants were recruited to participate in a study to understand the impact of external cues and emotion. Although participants were fully informed of the study protocols and all gave consent, due to the nature of the study they were led to believe that the experiment was related to eye sight. Male participants were injected with epinephrine, a hormone that induces arousal including increased heartbeat, trembling, and rapid breathing. The research participants were told that they were being injected with a new medication to test their eyesight. The first group of participants was informed the possible side effects that the injection might cause while the second group of participants were not. The participants were then placed in a room with someone they thought was another participant but was actually a confederate (an actor) in the experiment. The confederate acted in one of two ways: euphoric or angry. Participants who had not been informed about the effects of the injection were more likely to feel either happier or angrier than those who had been informed. Would this study be considered ethical by the standards upheld by Institutional Research Boards (such as IRB or IACUC)? Select the best answer. Yes, it would be ethical. No, it would not be ethical.