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Professionals in psychology work in different sub-fields: substance abuse, applied behavior analysis, administration, research, therapy, and academia, etc. Explain the importance of the principles in the APA and the Ethics Code in making ethical decisions in your specialized area. What is the best way for you to use these principles in your field of study? How do you see yourself using these principles? Using your own example, explain how you would use these principles to make an ethical decision should you be put in the position where you feel any one of these principles is being compromised.

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Dear Student,
Hi and thank you for using Brainmass. In this particular problem you are being asked by your professor to reflect and think about the impact of the APA principles and code of ethics in terms of the way you will practice in your chosen field. The answers here are going to be very particular as it has to depict how you understand ethics and your values and virtues. To provide a good discursive answer, I suggest structuring your answer beginning with an outline. I suggest thus:

1. Importance of ethics and principles in practice
2. Your chosen field - what is it and why you believe it is important to work following a standard?
3. How will you apply the principles and ethical positions?
4. Provide an example of an ethical dilemma you will likely face and exemplify the relevance of the principles and ethical positions

When answering this question, make sure that you review the current materials you have so that you can include concepts and ideas from there as your professor will be expecting you to do so. All the best!


AE 105878/Xenia Jones


Ethics & Principles

The American Psychological Association (APA) has gone through a host of emendations over the years with the latest one having been published in 2010. What it does is establish the principles and codes of behavior deemed as right and ethical in the field of, and the practice of, Psychology. The APA explains the relevance of the code as such (2010), "The Preamble and General Principles are aspirational goals to guide psychologists toward the ...

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The solution provides information, assistance and advise in tackling the task (see above) on the topic of the utilization and application of ethical principles across the sub-fields of psychology. In the discussion, the principles of APA is explored and reflected upon to complete the task set out in the problem. resources are listed for further exploration of the topic.

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