The Universal Declaration of Ethical Principles for Psychologists: A Culture-Sensitive Model for Creating and Reviewing a Code of Ethics
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Ethics and Behavior 20 (3):179-196 (2011)
Psychologists live in a globalizing world where traditional boundaries are fading and, therefore, increasingly work with persons from diverse cultural backgrounds. The Universal Declaration of Ethical Principles for Psychologists provides a moral framework of universally acceptable ethical principles based on shared human values across cultures. The application of its moral framework in developing codes of ethics and reviewing current codes may help psychologists to respond ethically in a rapidly changing world. In this article, a model is presented to demonstrate how to use the Universal Declaration as a guide for creating or reviewing a code of ethics. This model may assist psychologists in various parts of the world in establishing codes of ethics that will promote global understanding and cooperation while respecting cultural differences. The article describes the steps involved in the application of the model and provides concrete examples as well as several useful comments and suggestions. This guide for the application of the Universal Declaration may also be used for consultation, education, and training relative to the Universal Declaration of Ethical Principles for Psychologists
|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
Alfred Allan (2013). Are Human Rights Redundant in the Ethical Codes of Psychologists? Ethics and Behavior 23 (4):251-265.
Alfred Allan (forthcoming). Ethics in Psychology and Law: An International Perspective. Ethics and Behavior:1-15.
Jacqueline A. Conley (2013). An Exploratory Study: Perceptions of Ethical Behaviors Among Psychologists Practicing in the Caribbean. Ethics and Behavior 23 (5):396-409.
Similar books and articles
Nermin Gedik (2007). The Ambiguity of the Term 'Culture' and its Consequences for the Protection of Human Rights. The Proceedings of the Twenty-First World Congress of Philosophy 7:33-36.
Donald N. Bersoff & Peter M. Koeppl (1993). The Relation Between Ethical Codes and Moral Principles. Ethics and Behavior 3 (3 & 4):345 – 357.
Thomas Oakland & Mark M. Leach (2011). Displaying Ethical Behaviors by Psychologists When Standards Are Unclear. Ethics and Behavior 20 (3):197-206.
Yesim Korkut (2011). Developing a National Code of Ethics in Psychology in Turkey: Balancing International Ethical Systems Guides With a Nation's Unique Culture. Ethics and Behavior 20 (3):288-296.
Olga Voskuijl & Arne Evers (2007). Tensions Between the Prescriptive and Descriptive Ethics of Psychologists. Journal of Business Ethics 72 (3):279 - 291.
Roberto Herrscher (2002). A Universal Code of Journalism Ethics: Problems, Limitations, and Proposals. Journal of Mass Media Ethics 17 (4):277 – 289.
Mairi Levitt & Hub Zwart (2009). Bioethics: An Export Product? Reflections on Hands-on Involvement in Exploring the “External” Validity of International Bioethical Declarations. [REVIEW] Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 6 (3):367-377.
Mark S. Schwartz (2005). Universal Moral Values for Corporate Codes of Ethics. Journal of Business Ethics 59 (1-2):27 - 44.
James A. Stephenson & Mark A. Staal (2007). An Ethical Decision-Making Model for Operational Psychology. Ethics and Behavior 17 (1):61 – 82.
Added to index2010-08-11
Total downloads22 ( #121,093 of 1,699,425 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #269,935 of 1,699,425 )
How can I increase my downloads?