A Most Human Enterprise looks at controversial social science research methods and their effects on subjects and researchers. In detailing case studies in which plagiarism was alleged, subjects were mislead or seriously abused, and research denigrated certain demographics, Donald O. Granberg and John F. Galliher demonstrate how social scientists have strayed from the ethical standards of scientific research.
Donald O. Granberg is professor emeritus of sociology at University of Missouri-Columbia John F. Galliher is professor of sociology and director of peace studies at University of Missouri-Columbia.
Chapter 1. Granberg and Galliher Find their Way into Ethical Issues Chapter 2. Stanley Milgram's Behavioral Study of Obedience Chapter 3. Philip Zimbardo's Prison Simulation Study Chapter 4. David Rosenhan's Pseudo-patient Study of Psychiatric Hospitals Chapter 5. The Short, Tumultuous Career of Project Camelot Chapter 6. Laud Humphreys and Tearoom Trade: A Pioneering Study of Male Homosexuality Chapter 7. The Strange Career of Cyril Burt Chapter 8. Cyril Burt and Margaret Mead: The Conflict Between Biological Determinants and Cultural Determinants Chapter 9. Once a Rising Star: The Rise and Fall of Karen Ruggiero Chapter 10. Plagiarism by Thin Editing Chapter 11. Plagiarism and "Punishment" Texas A&M Style: Victim Blaming and Golden Parachutes Chapter 12. Controversy over Five Dimensions of Religiosity Chapter 13. The Clark-Hatfield Study of Gender Differences in Receptivity to Sexual Offers Chapter 14. Allegations of Homosexual Arousal Chapter 15. An Interference with Breathing Study Chapter 16. Simulated Crash Landing Chapter 17. Henry Murray Directs Verbal Attacks on Harvard University Undergraduates Chapter 18. Putney and Cadwaller's Simulation of the Beginning of A Nuclear War Chapter 19. Recent Adventures in Crime Fighting Chapter 20. Conclusions