Ethics Awareness Inventory and My Career Term Paper by jlatigue

A discussion on this writer's experience with the ethics awareness inventory in his career.
# 150353 | 1,230 words | 2 sources | APA | 2012 | US
Published on Feb 02, 2012 in Psychology (General) , Ethics (General)

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The writer explains that the ethics awareness inventory asks people seven pages of ethical based questions to achieve a baseline score of their current ethical beliefs and behaviors. The writer discusses the role of personal ethics in psychology and how the ethical awareness inventory results showed that for him, maintaining personal character and integrity is the most important. The writer comments on the role that ethics played in his career decisions and asserts that this inventory made a lot of sense to him.

Personal Ethics in Psychology
The Role Ethics Plays

From the Paper:

"A psychologist should be able to separate his or her personal and professional life, but much like other portions of life personal ethics and beliefs have a way of trickling over into a psychologists practice as well. A person might feel strongly about behaving ethically and in line with the American Psychological Association's ethics code in their professional practice, but if they have personal ethics that are misconstrued this could affect work as well. According to the American Psychological Association (2012), "This Ethics Code applies to these activities across a variety of contexts, such as in person, postal, telephone, internet, and other electronic transmissions. These activities shall be distinguished from the purely private conduct of psychologists, which is not within the purview of the Ethics Code" (para. 2). This being said, a psychologists personal life and ethical beliefs cannot legally be scrutinized by the APA's code of ethics, but that doesn't mean that it is any less important for a person to remain ethical both personally and professionally.
"The ethical awareness inventory results showed that for me maintaining personal character and integrity is the most important aspect to me ethically. Looking at my results, it sounds like results that would populate for most military men and women because we are trained to maintain a high level of respect for ourselves, pride, professionalism, and especially integrity and personal character."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • American Psychological Association. (2012). Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct. Retrieved from
  • The Williams Institute. (2011). About Us. Retrieved from

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