Ethical Issues in Psychology
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•Website icon Ethics Case Studies by Specialization..
Ethics is 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. Complete the following:
1.Read one of the Ethics Case Studies by Specialization applicable to your future career vision in the field..
2.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?.
Your initial post should take approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Read your peers’ discussion posts and respond to at least two of them who wrote about a different ethical dilemma than the one you selected.
•What do you agree—or disagree—with about their assessment of the issues?.
•What about the proposed resolution?.
•What insights can you share about the ethical principles, standards, and codes of conduct you reviewed?.
Be sure to provide substantive responses to help your peers build on their learning and reference any relevant assigned readings, additional resources, or professional literature to support your response.