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Question about Ethical Decision-Making

What is the concept of ethical decision-making? What role does ethical decision-making play in the field of psychology?

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1. What is the concept of ethical decision-making? What role does ethical decision-making play in the field of psychology?

Generally, ethics refers "to standards of behavior that tell us how human beings ought to act in the many situations in which they find themselves-as friends, parents, children, citizens, businesspeople, teachers, professionals, and so on" (http://www.scu.edu/ethics/practicing/decision/framework.html)

Ethical decision making is about making a decision based on ethical principles of right and wrong behavior. But what is right and wrong behavior? How is that decided? There are different ethical/moral theories that propose different standards. We use these standards of right and wrong in ethical decision making. In order to make ...

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Explains in 425 words the concept of ethical decision-making, and also discuses the role ethical decision-making plays in the field of psychology. References are provided.

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