Psychology, believe it or not, is a relatively new form of science that only gained popularity in the early 20th century. In an effort to learn everything possible about the human condition, thought process, and mind as a whole, a lot of doctors and psychologists went to the extreme during their experimental periods. Ethics were basically broken and tossed out the window, and people suffered horribly under their wrath. Here are ten truly unethical psychological experiments.

The Monster Study

Back in 1939, The Monster Study began as a simply experiment on 22 orphan children in Iowa. Wendell Johnson, of the University of Iowa, conducted the experiment by placing the children in control and experiment groups. Positive speech therapy and negative speech therapy were given to test their reactions.


The Aversion Project

The Aversion Project began during the 1970s and 1980s, and was a forced sex change for white lesbian and gay soldiers in the South African apartheid army. Chemical castration, electrical shock, and other unethical experiments were conducted on these soldiers.

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