The ethics and effectiveness of experimental debriefing

Dana Leighton, Ph.D., reviews a recent article in the Journal of Social and Personality Psychology on the effectiveness of standard debriefing on the ego threats that participants in a psychology experiment might feel. I’ve only skimmed Dr. Leighton’s review and the article itself but they raise important questions about the capacity of debriefing to ameliorate negative effects of experimental manipulation, which may persist for quite some time.

Miketta, S., & Friese, M. (2019, April 8). Debriefed but still troubled? About the (In)Effectiveness of Postexperimental debriefings after ego threat. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Advance online publication.