Can psychology ethics effectively be integrated into introductory psychology?

Journal of Academic Ethics 6 (3):245-257 (2008)
This study evaluated the integration of psychology ethics into an introductory psychology course. Students in two general psychology sections were exposed to an infusion of psychology ethics in teaching, research, and clinical practice, whereas students in two sections were exposed to traditional course content. Students completed a pre and post-test assessment including a psychology ethics questionnaire and open-ended responses to three ethics case studies. Students in the ethics group displayed a statistically significant increase in scores on both measures from pre to post-test. However, students in the traditional group showed no improvement in scores.
Keywords Ethics  Psychology  Psychology ethics  Introductory psychology  Teaching outcomes
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DOI 10.1007/s10805-009-9070-7
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