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Use of non-human animals in psychological research.
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USE OF NON-HUMAN ANIMALS IN PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH
a) Outline ways in which the welfare of non-human animals has been protected in psychological research
The welfare of non-human animals has been protected in psychological research in various ways. Probably, most significant are the Guidelines for the use of animals composed by the British Psychological Society (BPS). BPS had its first review of such legislation in 1986 for the first time in over a hundred years. It is the duty of all animal researchers to be familiar with the most recent legislation and abide by it.
Within these guidelines, BPS covers many essential topics within the area of animal research which try to ensure a certain degree of protection of the non-human animals involved. Ethical issues are taken into consideration by stating that if it is necessary that animals should be confined/stressed in anyway the experimenter must ensure that the means justify the ends. It is also advised that the number of animals used should be kept to a minimum, and experimenters should have thorough knowledge of experimental design to ensure this.
Most importantly, animals that are used for research should be treated
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