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York University
PSYC 2030
Krista Phillips

Lecture 3Research1192012 123700 PM Ethics A system of moral principles Crucial that research is conducted in an ethical manner o As a society we are sensitive to ethical questions Standards for writing wasnt established until 1953o Because there was ambiguityo There was inherently very high level of trust people trusted psychologistsgot in the way of development of the formal code Our ideas of whats rightwrong are socially constructed In our culture we give a great deal of power to psychiatrists to decide if a certain behaviour is normal or not Psychiatric diagnosis are notoriously unreliable Our ethical code as a social construction will reflect the values of our cultureo Variation across cultures and overtime We are a lot more sensitive to the rights of individuals Standards Influenced by variables that are important in our society o Stereotypes Miles and August study on right to die caseswhen someone is on lifesustaining medical assistance and when that patient is unable to communicate what do doctors do if there is no living will made by the patient Doctor can ask family if person communicated anything about his wishesOr did patient live choice to a person75 of cases where patient was a male physician tried to determine what patient wanted if women choice is left up to the husbandEthics are relativeHannah Arentphilosopher that observed that nazi war criminals did not look like monstersbut like the guy next doorThe banality of evilAPA Code of ethics General principles
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