Dehoaxing

Dehoaxing is a procedure in psychological research in which the details of the experiment are discussed with the participants; specifically, they are informed regarding the deception which transpired during the study. The researchers explain why they had to mislead the participants to achieve the goal of the experiment. Dehoaxing often includes desensitization procedures to address or prevent probable psychological harm caused by the deception.

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History of Psychology
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