Ethics in Psychology
ETHICS IN PLAIN ENGLISH, 2nd Edition
An Illustrative Casebook for Psychologists
Thomas F. Nagy
American Psychological Association, 2005
EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES The reader will be able to:
• Describe general principles of ethical decision making, ethics of professional competence, human relations, and advertising
• Apply the principles of APA’s Ethics Code to the ethical dilemmas that practitioners encounter in their daily lives
• Describe examples provided in case vignettes to understand how the standard might be applied to a real-life situation
• Examine ethical situations in both problematic and exemplary behavior in diverse settings
• Review thought-provoking questions on ethics after each case study
• Describe what is considered the bases for assessments when writing psychological reports or recommendations
• Describe privacy and confidentiality when dealing with clients
• Describe the ethical standards in teaching, training supervision, research and publishing
Thomas F. Nagy, Ph.D., is in private practice in Palo Alto, California, and was chair of the APA Task Force that revised the Ethical Principles for Psychologists.
This book is a practical and engaging resource that shows psychologists how to apply the principles of APA's Ethics Code to the ethical dilemmas that they encounter in their daily lives. This second edition has been wholly rewritten and updated to make it consistent with the newly revised standards of the APA Ethics Code (2002). Each ethical standard is reproduced in its entirety. Then it is translated into everyday language and is followed by a fictional case study that illustrates, in an entertaining way, how the standard might be applied to a real life situation. Examples of both problematic and exemplary behavior in diverse settings are provided. New to this edition are thought-provoking discussion questions after each case study, making the book even more useful for classroom use or self study.