Vol. 13 No. 11 | November 2013

Vol. 13 No. 11 | November 2013

ISBN: 1526-5161

target articles

If I Could Just Stop Loving You: Anti-Love Biotechnology and the Ethics of a Chemical Breakup

Brian D. Earp, Olga A. Wudarczyk, Anders Sandberg & Julian Savulescu

“Love hurts”—as the saying goes—and a certain amount of pain and difficulty in intimate relationships is unavoidable. Sometimes it may even be beneficial, since adversity can lead to personal growth, self-discovery, and a range of other components of a life well-lived. But other times, love can be downright dangerous. It may bind a spouse to her domestic abuser, draw an unscrupulous adult ...

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Some public health behavioral intervention research studies involve deception. A methodological imperative to minimize bias can be in conflict with the ethical principle of informed consent. As a case study, we examine the specific forms of deception used in three online randomized controlled trials evaluating brief alcohol interventions. We elaborate our own decision making about the use of decep...

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Open Peer Commentary

Deception in Human Experimental and Public Health Research on Alcohol Problems Christian S. Hendershot, John A. Cunningham & William H. George
Deceiving Without Debriefing: A Pragmatic Overreach? Dominic Sisti, Andrea Segal & Jan Jaeger
Deception by Omission Abraham P. Schwab
Public Health Research, Deception, and Distrust Andrew D. Plunk & Richard A. Grucza
Tangling the Web: Deception in Online Research Jenny Y. Wang & Elizabeth A. Kitsis