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Imagine you are the professional head of an advanced degree program in psychology supervising students, instructors and staff. There are numerous areas of the Code you need to follow. What are the most important areas of the Code? How would you develop an educational program using these APA standards? Give a detailed example of your program and how the Code would be used.

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Hi and thank you for using Brainmass. The solution below should get you started. In this particular task, you are being asked to review the APA code as it could apply in an advanced degree program. This means you will have to focus on research primarily as this is of great concern in doing advance degrees. I suggest this outline therefore:

1. Situation - explain the situation in context
2. APA Code as it applies in Management
3. APA Code as it applies in Research
4. Program Example (provide a research scenario and its application utilising key area of the code)

This outline should cover what you need. If you need more information, you can use the listed resources to further explore the topic. Good luck with your studies.

AE 105878/Xenia Jones

The Situation

Having been handed the responsibility of heading up an advanced degree program in the College of Psychology, one of the key concerns I have to focus on is the practice of ethics across the board. Ethics in the academe, especially in a science that involves working on and working with human subjects is essential. The American Psychological Association's (APA) Ethical Principles of Psychologists present a code of conduct intended to guide practitioners in the 'highest ideals of psychology' (APA, 2010). The 2010 code are seen as enforceable rules at least within the APA, especially among their members and sphere of influence. While the standards are straightforward they are broad which means that application varies according to context. As head of the program, I am responsible for overseeing instructors, students and staff. This means that all research and activities carried out in the program is done so under necessary ethical review and adheres to APA ethical practice.

APA Code as it applies to Management

What I am heading is an advanced program. Essentially therefore, this is all about management of the program elements so that it adheres to APA's general principles as ...

Solution Summary

The solution provides information, assistance and advise in tackling the task (see above) of taking on a scenario in the application of ethics (APA) in supervising students, teachers and staff taking part in an education program. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic.