Ethical Issues in Psychology
As you gathered by now, ethics are a central concept to any career in psychology. As you noticed in the case studies, ethical issues are sometimes unclear and solutions to ethical dilemmas are often difficult to determine. As a professional in psychology, it is important to know how to identify an ethical issue, think through possible solutions, and find the resources necessary to guide your choices. In this discussion, let’s share our insights about ethical principles in psychology. Respond to the following questions:
- What do you see as the ethical issue or issues involved in the case study you reviewed? Cite the relevant elements within the APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct to support your analysis.
- What steps would you take to attempt to resolve the issue?
- How does this issue as well as the other standards in the APA code relate to your future career in psychology?
- How do these ethical principles relate to your role as a graduate learner in psychology?