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APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct

Beyond Milgram: Expanding Research Ethics Education to Participant Responsibilities By Larissa K. Barber (Northern Illinois University) and Patricia G. Bagsby (Saint Louis University), this 33 page document describes participant ethics and an educational approach to participant rights and responsibilities that addresses the reciprocal nature of the researcher-participant relationship. It also provides four instructor resources: (a) websites that discuss participants rights and responsibilities, (b) a student learning module, (c) supplemental module resources (a Knowledge Retention Quiz, Answers to the quiz, a questionnaire to assess studentsí beliefs about research ethics, and suggested discussion questions), and (d) references for additional resources and readings. Opens in PDF format.

Countertransference Clinical psychologist and winner of the American Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Contributions to Public Service maintains this website which contains resources related to ethical issues in counseling and many other topics in clinical psychology.

Exploring Bioethics Developed with the NIH Department of Bioethics and written by Education Development Center, Inc. this guide supports high school biology teachers in raising and addressing bioethical issues with their students and engages students in rigorous thinking and discussions. By providing conceptual guidelines that promote careful thinking about difficult cases, it stresses the importance of presenting thoughtful and relevant reasons for considered positions on ethical issues. The guide includes six teaching modules each with activities, masters, lesson plans, and teacher support materials. While designed for grades 9-12 most of the information is readily adaptable to college level courses. Two of the modules are particularly suitable for psychology classes (e.g., research ethics of human experimentation, genetic testing). Opens in PDF format or in a web page here.

Links AmoebaWeb maintained by Douglas Degelman at Vanguard University of Southern California, features an impressive array of links on specific topics in research ethics and ethics in therapy.

Moral Games for Teaching Biotheics Darryl R. J. Macer wrote this UNESCO guide for instructors teaching bioethics. Through these 43 games which spark critical thinking and values clarification as students plan, act, monitor, evaluate, and reflect on moral choices. Opens in PDF format.

Psychopharmacology and the Self From the website: Bioethics modules serve as a guide for teachers who want to incorporate an in-depth analysis of bioethical issues and debates into their life sciences, social sciences, public policy, or theology courses. They provide lesson plans that teachers can use to lead classes and discussions on topics in bioethics. Within each module, you will find background information, readings, suggested classroom procedures and activities, and links for additional information and resources. Includes a downloadable pdf filled with group projects, individual activities, teacher-directed classroom discussion, case study, and references. Written for high school students, much of the information can be revised for use in some college classes.

Regulations and Ethical Guidelines for Human Subjects Research The National Institutes of Health's Office of Human Subjects Research maintains this site which describes their regulations and ethical guidelines for research with human participants including The Code of Federal Regulations (Title 45 and 46) outlining the functions and operations of Institutional Review Boards (IRBs); The Belmont Report of ethical principles and guidelines for the protection of human subjects of research; and The Nuremburg Code directives for human experimentation.

Teaching Bioethics: Ethical Issues Through Movies and Other Art Resources This program takes users through the UNESCO's Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights exploring human dignity and human rights, benefit and harm, autonomy and responsibility, respect, equality, privacy, cultural diversity and more. Each unit includes 2-5 minute video excerpts from movies (e.g., Twelve Angry Men) and TV shows (e.g., "Grey's Anatomy") to spark discussion. Also available in Spanish.

Teaching Ethics to Undergraduate Psychology Students (TEUPS) TEUPS is a centralized location for faculty looking for ideas for activities, articles, books, associations, videos, films, lectures, and other resources that are related or could be useful in incorporating ethics into the undergraduate psychology curriculum. This website will be an invaluable resource for those interested in following APA recommendations regarding the teaching of ethics as presented in the Principles for Quality Undergraduate Education in Psychology (2011) and the Guidelines for the Undergraduate Psychology Major (2007).

UNESCO Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights The declaration, endorsed in2005, addresses ethical issues related to medicine, life sciences and associated technologies as applied to human beings, taking into account their social, legal and environmental dimensions. Available in English, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Arabic.

Assignments, Examples, and Illustrations

Examples and Links Paul C. Cozby at California State University, Fullerton, wrote the textbook Methods in Behavioral Research: Resources for Research in Psychology and the Behavioral Sciences. This homepage for the book includes web resources and examples of key concepts. Very useful even if you are not familiar with his textbook.

Electronic Texts

Exercises and Activities

Activities Guide: Teaching Ethics in the Introduction to Psychology Course The Office of Teaching Resources in Psychology (OTRP) is pleased to announce this new resource for teachers by Ana Ruiz and Judith Warchal of Alvernia University. This 23-page guide presents 17 activities related to ethics for each chapter in a typical Introduction to Psychology text as it integrates the APA Learning Goals and Outcomes for ethics into that course. For each chapter, the activity lists the student learning outcome, instructions for conducting the activity, materials needed, approximate time required, and a method of assessment. Activities most relevant to the personality class include APA Ethics code Jeopardy, Research Methods, Personality Testing, and Debating controversial topics.

The Facebook Experiment: Reaction From Psychologists According to former psychology professor Michael Britt in his podcast The Psych Files: You've probably heard about the controversy over the Facebook manipulation of user's News Feeds and the (possible) effect this had on user's emotions. In the latest episode of The Psych Files I summarize the study and my conclusions about it. Also included on the website is a (large) concept map that also summarizes the study, links to references and Facebook's official response. Also included in the map and the episode: suggestions for students regarding how a proper informed consent form might have been written and presented to students. Episode 22, July 1, 2014. Runs 33 minutes and 16 seconds.

Moral Games for Teaching Biotheics Darryl R. J. Macer wrote this UNESCO guide for instructors teaching bioethics. Through these 43 games which spark critical thinking and values clarification as students plan, act, monitor, evaluate, and reflect on moral choices. Opens in PDF format.

Psychopharmacology and the Self From the website: Bioethics modules serve as a guide for teachers who want to incorporate an in-depth analysis of bioethical issues and debates into their life sciences, social sciences, public policy, or theology courses. They provide lesson plans that teachers can use to lead classes and discussions on topics in bioethics. Within each module, you will find background information, readings, suggested classroom procedures and activities, and links for additional information and resources. Includes a downloadable pdf filled with group projects, individual activities, teacher-directed classroom discussion, case study, and references. Written for high school students, much of the information can be revised for use in some college classes.

Teaching Bioethics: Ethical Issues Through Movies and Other Art Resources This program takes users through the UNESCO's Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights exploring human dignity and human rights, benefit and harm, autonomy and responsibility, respect, equality, privacy, cultural diversity and more. Each unit includes 2-5 minute video excerpts from movies (e.g., Twelve Angry Men) and TV shows (e.g., "Grey's Anatomy") to spark discussion. Also available in Spanish.

Lecture Notes

Slide Presentations

Tests, Measures, and Scales

Multimedia Resources

Background of the Belmont Principles for ethical research with human participants. This 9-minute video provides background and history for the three principles of respect for persons, beneficence, and justice, known as the Belmont Principles.

The Facebook Experiment: Reaction From Psychologists According to former psychology professor Michael Britt in his podcast The Psych Files: You've probably heard about the controversy over the Facebook manipulation of user's News Feeds and the (possible) effect this had on user's emotions. In the latest episode of The Psych Files I summarize the study and my conclusions about it. Also included on the website is a (large) concept map that also summarizes the study, links to references and Facebook's official response. Also included in the map and the episode: suggestions for students regarding how a proper informed consent form might have been written and presented to students. Episode 22, July 1, 2014. Runs 33 minutes and 16 seconds.

Protecting Human Subjects Training The complete set of three videos are available from the Health Resources and Services Administration.

  • Modules 1 and 2: Evolving Concern: Protection for Human Subjects (22 minutes) and The Belmont Report: Basic Ethical Principles and Their Application (28 minutes)
  • Module 3: Balancing Society's Mandates: Criteria for Protocol Review (36 minutes)


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