APA and Saint Leo University Ethical Codes Comparison Essay by Nicky

A comparison of the American Psychological Association (APA)'s ethical principles with the Saint Leo University's Core Value Statement.
# 146481 | 2,218 words | 1 source | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Dec 29, 2010 in Education (Higher) , Psychology (General) , Ethics (General)

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The paper compares the ethical statements of two organizations, the American Psychological Association and Saint Leo University, thereby demonstrating how organizations draft ethical statements based on their needs and backgrounds. The paper looks at how both codes share many of the same values, both discuss community and its importance as well as the importance of academic honesty. The paper then highlights their differences in the foundation of their morals and the detail with which the issues are addressed.

From the Paper:

"The American Psychological Association's (APA) 2002 ethical principles, which replaced the previous principals, written in 1992, contain guidelines specifying how psychologists are expected to conduct themselves. The principles cover professional standards and expectations having to do with conflicts, fees, registration, and the like, as well as more general ethical and moral matters, having to do with doing good instead of harm and using one's influence in a correct manner. The ethical principals are divided into two major parts: general principals and ethical standards. According to APA, general principals are quite different from ethical standards. While ethical standards are specific, carefully spelled out requirements for professional psychologists, the general principals are meant to encourage psychologists to meet even higher standards than is specified in the ethical standards portion. Thus, they are not used to evaluate psychologists, and the violation of these principals would not necessarily result in consequences for the psychologist. First, the general principals suggest require psychologists to do good, not harm. The principals acknowledges that psychologists are in a position of influence, and must be careful that they do not influence their patients negatively."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • American Psychological Association. (2002). Ethical Principals of Psychologists and Code of Conduct. Retrieved 11 January 2009, from the American Psychological Association. Web Site: http://www.apa.org/ethics/code2002.html#general

Cite this Comparison Essay:

APA Format

APA and Saint Leo University Ethical Codes (2010, December 29) Retrieved June 30, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/comparison-essay/apa-and-saint-leo-university-ethical-codes-146481/

MLA Format

"APA and Saint Leo University Ethical Codes" 29 December 2010. Web. 30 June. 2022. <https://www.academon.com/comparison-essay/apa-and-saint-leo-university-ethical-codes-146481/>