David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Ethics and Behavior 19 (2):103 – 111 (2009)
The relationship between psychological research and the development of social policy is controversial, as is any discussion of the role of values and morals within science. Three particular instances of this controversy are evident in psychological research conducted on affirmative action, child abuse, and abortion. The American Psychological Association (APA) in fact takes a particular organizational stance on these issues. APA's Ethics Code provides some guidelines for dealing with issues of personal values as they impact psychological research and the development of social policy. An important distinction can be made between the issues psychological research can reasonably address using empirical data and the issues about which psychologists should take a stand. Ethical guidelines can help psychologists make this distinction as well as inform their subsequent actions. One pertinent recommendation is that psychologists, when serving in their professional role, should be clear regarding whether empiricism or personal belief is guiding their public statements
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Janet Soler, Janice Wearmouth & Gavin Reid (eds.) (2002). Contextualising Difficulties in Literacy Development: Exploring Politics, Culture, Ethnicity, and Ethics. Routledgefalmer.
Inmaculada de Melo-Martín & Kristen Intemann (2012). Interpreting Evidence: Why Values Can Matter As Much As Science. Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 55 (1):59-70.
Frederick T. L. Leong & Brent Lyons (2011). Ethical Challenges for Cross-Cultural Research Conducted by Psychologists From the United States. Ethics and Behavior 20 (3):250-264.
David J. Pittenger (1994). The Cross-Disciplinary Ethical Responsibilities of Psychology Faculty. Ethics and Behavior 4 (3):199 – 208.
Anthony Thompson & Mirella Fata (1997). Relating the Psychological Literature to American Psychological Association Ethical Standards. Ethics and Behavior 7 (1):79 – 88.
Joan McGregor & Jack Crittenden (eds.) (2000). Values, Ethics and Personal Responsibility. Arizona Town Hall.
Charles R. Clark (1993). Social Responsibility Ethics: Doing Right, Doing Good, Doing Well. Ethics and Behavior 3 (3 & 4):303 – 327.
Gerald P. Koocher (1998). Ethics in Psychology: Professional Standards and Cases. Oxford University Press.
Juli B. Kramer (2006). Ethical Analysis and Recommended Action in Response to the Dangers Associated with Youth Consumerism. Ethics and Behavior 16 (4):291 – 303.
Added to index2010-05-07
Total downloads48 ( #71,159 of 1,726,249 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #289,836 of 1,726,249 )
How can I increase my downloads?