For generations, psychologists have used animals in forms of research. Animal studies have provided us with a better understanding of solutions for many human problems.
Though whatâ€™s strange is that if I were to ask the absolute number of animals used in psychological research, it is not 100% and usually not available.
And if I was to also ask for an accurate estimation of the numbers of psychological researcher facilities using animals, it is also not available.
Animals are sought for all types of research, from that on aging, anxiety, drug, addiction, side effects, withdrawal to self mutilation, vitamin defiency disorders and many more. But the ethics are just not there.
Ethics are an important part of the understanding of the science of psychology. Ethics in psychological research may effect you more personally if you at some point, participate in a study. In that event, you need to know about the responsibilities researchers have in assuring that these rights are looked after. As behavioural scientists, there are two types