Ch 34: Psychology Ethical Codes & Standards

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Boost your knowledge of psychology ethical codes and standards with help from video and text lessons developed by expert instructors. This chapter examines legal and unethical behavior in research, psychological evaluations and more.

Psychology Ethical Codes & Standards - Chapter Summary

How much do you know about psychology ethical codes and standards? This entertaining chapter can help you find out! Fun lessons explore the steps psychologists take to remain ethical and meet legal standards when conducting research and performing evaluations. Access the lessons anytime from your computer, smartphone or tablet to review these concepts at a comfortable pace. When finished, you will have the knowledge to:

  • Share guidelines and publications from the American Psychiatric Association
  • Explain the general guidelines for conducting research on people
  • Discuss the relationship between ethical code and the legal system and how they relate to research
  • Provide details about ways psychologists participate in competency hearings and the insanity defense in trials
  • Describe the role of psychologists in institutionalization

Review the lessons in this chapter in any sequence you desire, and revisit them often to ensure you fully understand psychology ethical codes and standards. Take the short quiz with each lesson to assess your comprehension of the concepts covered. If you have questions about the lessons, be sure to submit them to our experts. And don't forget to take the chapter exam to further reinforce your understanding.

5 Lessons in Chapter 34: Psychology Ethical Codes & Standards
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The American Psychiatric Association: Definition, Guidelines & Publications

1. The American Psychiatric Association: Definition, Guidelines & Publications

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is a professional organization of psychiatrists that promotes psychiatry and educates people about the field. In this lesson you will learn more about what the APA is and how they function.

Conducting Research on People: General Guidelines

2. Conducting Research on People: General Guidelines

There are specific guidelines that must be followed when performing research. These guidelines are there to protect the subject from harm. What do you, as a researcher, have to watch out for when conducting research on people? Why do you need to be so careful?

Legal and Unethical Behavior in Research

3. Legal and Unethical Behavior in Research

In this lesson, explore some of the ways the ethical code and the legal system interact. Learn if it is possible to perform unethical research yet not violate the law.

Psychological Evaluations & the Law: Competency to Stand Trial and the Insanity Defense

4. Psychological Evaluations & the Law: Competency to Stand Trial and the Insanity Defense

Psychology and the law intersect in many ways. In this lesson, we'll look at two important parts of a trial that forensic psychologists participate in: competency hearings and the insanity defense.

Psychology and the Law: Institutionalization and Therapist's Duty-to-Warn

5. Psychology and the Law: Institutionalization and Therapist's Duty-to-Warn

Psychology and the law intersect in many ways. In this lesson, we'll examine two important concepts in forensic psychology: the therapist's obligations of confidentiality and the duty to warn, and institutionalization.

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