A comprehensive handbook covering a range of ethical issues which psychologists working in practice or research are likely to come across. It contains an explanation of the background of ethical theory and details international covenants and a range of ethical codes from around the world, including the UK, Europe, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Rather than addressing ethics for each particular discipline in psychology the book looks at common ethical concerns such as bodily contact, the use of aversive procedures and referrals. This comprehensive guide includes decision trees, case studies, legal issues and key ethical principles to make it of immediate application.
Table of Contents
AcknowledgementsForewordIntroductionUsing this BookPart One: Conceptual and Legal Issues1. Background to Ethics.2. Theories and Explanations.3. Legal Issues.4. Covenants and Cognate Codes.5. Ethical Infrastructures.Part Two: Practical Issues6. Some Controversial Ethical Issues.7. Practicalities in Ethics.8. Key Principles in Ethics.9. Ethical Decision-Making.10. Teaching and Case Material.Part Three: Compendium of Ethical Issues.Appendices.References.Index.
Ronald Francis is Honorary Senior Research Fellow in psychology at Monash University, Australia. Born in the UK, he now lives and works in Australia and is the author of The Manual of Private Psychology Practice (1997).