Analysis of Ethics Awareness Inventory

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Analysis of the Ethical Awareness Inventory Michelle Sargent PSY 490 05/28/2012 John Papazafiropoulos Abstract Ethics are often considered a very personal concept; however in the field of psychology it is so much more. The EAI begins with a brief description of what ethical awareness is and how it affects the decisions one makes. The process is based on a simple response format that is designed to elicit responses that define an individuals’ “preferred” or most likely ethical approach. The CORE of this inventory is based on character, obligation, results and equity. The CORE of the EAI is good for foundational purposes and should be used as a guideline in the career and educational path choices in the field of psychology. The very foundation of Psychology as a whole is based on ethical standards that are part of the EAI’s CORE. However with that said the ethics code that defines the field of psychology as outlined by the American Psychological Associations’ Code of Conduct appears to be an evolutionary standard. Analysis of the Ethics Awareness Inventory Ethics are often considered a very personal concept; however in the field of psychology it is so much more. In this paper the writer will discuss the foundations of ethics in psychology, the results of the Ethics Awareness Inventory (EAI) and the relatedness of the results to personal knowledge, principles, growth, health and development. It will also analyze how ethics affects the career choices associated with the field of psychology as well as the advantages and disadvantages of psychology degree. Ethics Awareness Inventory This writer found the EAI and its results fascinating; enlightening and even to some degree a bit reductive in its format and results. The EAI begins with a brief

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