We thank two anonymous reviewers for their helpful comments on previous drafts. Portions of this article were presented at the meetings of the American Psychological Society (New York, NY, July 1995) and the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association (Boulder, CO, April 1995).
Ethical Issues in the Use of the Bogus Pipeline1
Article first published online: 31 JUL 2006
Journal of Applied Social Psychology
Volume 27, Issue 7, pages 557–573, April 1997
How to Cite
Aguinis, H. and Handelsman, M. M. (1997), Ethical Issues in the Use of the Bogus Pipeline. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 27: 557–573. doi: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.1997.tb00647.x
- Issue published online: 31 JUL 2006
- Article first published online: 31 JUL 2006
This article addresses the ethics of utilizing the bogus pipeline (BPL) procedure in social psychological research. A debate is presented between 2 positions: One challenges the use of the BPL based on ethical principles, and the other confronts these challenges. The debate addresses the void in previous BPL literature regarding concerns about the ethics of using this technique, and raises awareness about potential ethical dilemmas faced by BPL users. The BPL is discussed from utilitarian and deontological ethical perspectives.