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Ethical Principles in Psychology - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, our instructors review the many ways that ethics and ethical decisions enter into all of the school psychologist's professional behavior. You'll learn why ethics is important in counseling, and how ethical considerations enter into the standards used for developing and administering educational and psychological tests and measurements.
You will be introduced to the ethical principles of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). The chapter will cover the four ethical themes and 17 ethical principles that comprise these ethics standards. You'll also find out about the standards espoused by different organizations that publish educational and psychological tests, such as the American Psychological Association (APA), and more. As you progress through the chapter, you'll review the ethical issues presented by the use of technology in the classroom. After completing this chapter, you should be able to:
- Discuss why following ethical principles in counseling is so important
- Describe the NASP principles for professional ethics
- Explain standards for educational and psychological tests adhered to by different organizations
- Discuss the kinds of ethical issues raised by the use of technology in the classroom
These concepts will be taught via the use of short, engaging lessons that are easy to follow. You'll find self-assessment quizzes and a chapter exam to further enhance your learning. You'll be presented with key terms for the important concepts you need to learn.
1. The Importance of Ethics in Counseling
In this lesson, we will be looking at the ethical issues a new counselor should be familiar with and prepared to handle. These issues include things breaching confidentiality and financial issues.
2. NASP Principles for Professional Ethics
In this lesson, we explore the guidelines laid out by the National Association for School Psychologists for the conduct, behavior, and philosophy of school psychologists across the country.
3. Standards for Educational & Psychological Tests
We've all taken a test or two in our lifetimes, but where exactly do those tests come from? How are they made? In this lesson, we will summarize the 'Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing' as created by the American Educational Research Association (AERA), the American Psychological Association (APA), and the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME).
4. Technology Ethics in the Classroom
The accessibility of information through technology is endless. In the classroom, students and teachers must follow ethical guidelines for appropriate use. In this lesson, you'll learn what some of the expectations are and how to use them.
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