1. Ethics: *definition
a system of moral principles
branch of philosophy dealing with values and motives
the rules or standards governing the conduct of a person or group of
the science of morals
* a particular system of principles anrules concerning duty,
whether true or false; rules of practice in respect to a single class of
human actions; as political or social ethics
Conditions a kid to a white rat by banging metal rods. (cannot be
*cultural relativity: examples from clinical practice
Ideas change within a culture over time about what is normal or
Miles &August study
A man in coma, who had a convo with a buddy years about death
could be used by docs for their decision.
For women, usually husbands make the decision.
temporal relativity: examples from social psychology
comparison with Diagnostic and Statistical Manual
Dsm – description of mental illness/descriptive manual
DSM – APA CODE OF ETHICS: social construction.
FORM 1 – walking out, smokes, money etc taken away
The criteria of the DSM changes according to how willing the society
is to accept and tolerate. Hannah Arendt: horrible natzi war criminal did not look different
from someone looking next to you. (banality of evil)
2. The APA Code of Ethics
social construction; that reflects us, in this time.
Beneficence and Non-Malfeasance
Beneficence: doing good
Non-Malfeasance: not hurt anybody
Fidelity and Responsibility
obligated as a psycho to establish relationship of trust.
Higher standard of professional behavior.
you are expected to be honest, with patient and research
Your obligation as a researcher to treat everyone in the
experiment with fairness.
Respect for Rights and Dignity
Recognize peoples right to privacy and confidentiality.
Must maintain their competence.
Section 8 - research and publication YOU CANNOT PROCEED UNTIL YOUR PROPOSAL IS CLEAR
RISK FACOTRS OF THE STUDY.
Privacy and confidentiality
promise your subject that you will maintain their privacy.
security measures, a promise.
informed consent, legally that in you have given your subject enough
information so they can decide to participate.
Kids should sign assesnt form but not enough, you need consent
Deception occurs when info is no