Discuss ethical considerations in research into genetic influences on behavior


First quickly define what makes the BLA unique with its focus on our physiology.


Genetic research can pose risk to participants because of the link between genetic heritage and people's life. Genetic  information can be stigmatizing and may affect people's ability to get jobs or insurance.


Concerns in Genetic research:









Anonymity and confidentiality




Informed consent and the right to refuse or withdraw





Study to use: Caspi et al. (2003)....this might be optional to use a study here.  But you could talk about how knowing the size of someone's 5-HTT gene could affect how they are perceived or even how they perceive themselves.