PSY 610: Analysis Of Ethical Dilemmas

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Analysis of Ethical Dilemma PSY/610 Introduction It is important for psychologists and other professionals to demonstrate ethical behavior when working with clients/patients, students, and colleagues. Unfortunately ethical behavior is not always applied in situations where it is appropriate and as a result those individuals on the receiving end are treated unfairly. This paper will attempt to confront a situation where two graduate assistants are receiving unethical treatment from a researcher who is currently leading the three studies they are working on. This paper will include ethical considerations for the scenario and notate the ethical violations made on the behalf of the senior researcher. Ethical Considerations Thinking before we act or speak is crucial while in the workplace. It is important that the words we say and the actions we demonstrate pose neither threat or harm to those on the receiving end of them. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), Standard 8.08, section (a), “Psychologists provide a prompt opportunity for participants to obtain appropriate information about the nature, results,…show more content…
The researcher made several ethical violations due to his lack of ethical consideration. It is unfair to the assistants that the researcher took the majority of the credit for information he had help in discovering. Despite the profession, it is unethical for someone to treat another person with such a lack of empathy. As a result of his unethical behavior, the researcher should be reprimanded by his superiors. References American Psychological Association. (2013). Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct. Retrieved from http://www.apa.org/ethics/code/index.aspx?item=11 Cozby, P. (2009). Methods of Behavioral Research (10th ed.). Retrieved from University of Phoenix eBook Collection

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