Understanding the American Psychological Association Code of Ethics

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What is a code of ethics?

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1. When was the APA Code of Ethics formulated?

2. What is the difference between the principles and the standards of the APA Code of Ethics?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The APA is a large professional organization with an influential Code of Ethics. These practice questions will ask you about their Code of Ethics, including when it was created and its content.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on the following information:

  • Definition of code of ethics
  • When the APA Code of Ethics was formulated
  • Difference between the Principles and Standards of the APA Code of Ethics
  • Informed consent
  • Confidentiality in the mental health field

Skills Practiced

You'll practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define the term code of ethics
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of informed consent to identify examples that illustrate the concept
  • Distinguishing differences - be able to tell the difference between the Principles and Standards of the APA Code of Ethics

Additional Learning

To take your knowledge of this topic a step further, read the related lesson, Understanding the American Psychological Association Code of Ethics. The lesson covers several learning objectives, including:

  • Learn when the APA was founded
  • Identify and define each Principle in the APA Code of Ethics
  • Understand the purpose of the ten Standards of the APA Code of Ethics
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