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American Psychological Association Ethics Office
An extremely well organized web site that includes major ethical guidelines on professional practice and research in the field of psychology.
Ethics in Mental Health Research
Developed and maintained by the Department of Health Care Ethics at Saint Louis University and the Missouri Institute of Mental health, this web site includes a large number of guidelines, case studies, and other materials on ethical issues that arise in mental health research.
U.S. Office of Research Integrity,
Department of Health and Human Services. Site includes educational resources on responsible conduct of research, U.S. legislation, guidelines governing federally funded research, and reports and news summaries of national and international misconduct.
Covering all fields of philosophy and practical ethics, search here for articles on the responsible conduct of research, bioethics, and teaching ethics. Articles tend to approach subject from a less discipline-specific perspective.
This is the definitive psychology database. It covers all research fields in psychology. Types of results include peer-reviewed journals, empirical studies, literature reviews, dissertation abstracts, and more.
Content in PsycEXTRA has been written for professionals and disseminated outside of peer-reviewed journals. Includes newsletters, magazines, newspapers, technical and annual reports, government reports, and consumer brochures.
Books and Anthologies
Ethics in Psychology: Professional Standards and Cases by
Call Number: CSEP.BF76.4.K461998
This is a classic textbook in psychology ethics that gives a good introduction to major moral issues that often come up in research and practice, and includes a number of illustrative case studies.
Ethical Conflicts in Psychology
Ethical Conflicts in Psychology by
Call Number: BF76.4.E8142003
Describes the fundamental ethical issues embedded within a psychologist's medley of roles. Provides updates on such complex issues as multiple relationships, privacy and privilege, and deception in research. Also includes the APA's new 2002 Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct.
Ethics and Values in Industrial-Organizational Psychology by
Call Number: CSEP.HF5548.8.L36442003
Integrating work from the fields of moral philosophy, moral psychology, organizational psychology, and political and social economy, as well as business, Lefkowitz (Baruch College, City University of New York) provides a framework for moral action and a practical model for ethical decision making. The book can serve as a text for advanced undergraduate and graduate/doctoral courses in business ethics, organizational psychology, and human resources
Practical Ethics for Psychologists: A Positive Approach by
Call Number: BF76.4.K642006
Using the 2002 APA Code of Ethics as a guide, the authors of this book lay out a five-step model for resolving ethical dilemmas, illustrating the discussion with thumbnail sketches of both ethical and questionable behaviors.
Ethics & Behavior
A multidisciplinary journal looking at the ethical and moral behavior of humans, and the ethics surrounding the use of human and animal subjects in research.
More Psychology Guides
Use this guide to find resources in industrial/organizational psychology, rehabilitation psychology, and clinical psychology as well as course-specific information.
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