Ethical decision-making models.
For this Week’s Discussion, review the following five ethical decision-making models. An overview of these five ethical decision-making models can be found in the Learning Resources.
Koocher and Keith-Spiegel’s nine-step ethical decision-making model
Canadian Code of Ethics for Psychologists: The 10-step ethical decision-making process
James Rest’s four-step ethical decision-making model
Jones’s four-step intensity-contingent ethical decision-making model
Fisher’s eight-step ethical decision-making model
Post by Day 4 a description of the decision-making model most applicable to your area of specialization and explain why it is most applicable. Describe an ethical dilemma you encountered or observed. Explain how using this model might have changed the outcomes. Please note that the confidentiality of Discussions cannot be guaranteed. Therefore, please do not include identifying details of actual individuals or organizations in your responses.
Theories of crime causation.
This week has covered several theories of crime causation including Rational Choice Theory, Trait Theory, and the Developmental Theories; Life Course, Propensity, and Trajectory. Select one of these theories that you feel best describes why crime occurs, and write a well-constructed, one page essay (500+ words) explaining how this theory applies to crime and criminals. What causes criminals to act and therefore crimes to occur? Please provide any examples you feel exemplify
Ethical conflicts in psychology.
Post by Day 4 a specialization of interest to you and compare that specialization’s ethics code to one other ethical code you have encountered thus far. Explain how you might negotiate any differences between the codes that might pose ethical conflicts in a professional setting. In your response, describe what elements of each code are nonnegotiable and explain why. Provide specific examples in your response.
Week 2 Learning Resources
This page contains the Learning Resources for this week. Be sure to scroll down the page to see all of this week’s assigned Learning Resources.
Bersoff, D. (Ed.). (2008). Ethical conflicts in psychology (4th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Animals in scientific research.
The use of animals in research is controversial. Investigate this controversy using at least five resources from the South
For this Discussion, review the media titled Research Ethics. Keeping in mind that titles and research practices in South Africa may differ from those in other locales or academic environments, consider some of the ethical
Psychological science and definition of cognition.
The very first psychologists began their foray into the field by wondering how people think. Those pioneers had no idea what a difficult journey they were embarking upon. Human thought processes are incredibly complex and psychologists still argue today about how thinking, or cognition, occurs.
. The painting.
There are three main strategies for analyzing works of art: contextual theory, formal theory, and expressive theory. Last week you used expressive theory to discuss a work of art by relating it to the life of the artist. This week you will discuss a painting in terms of formal theory; in other words, you will analyze how the meaning a work of art is shaped by its visual characteristics.
Organizational culture .
Culture is a term that can be used to describe and distinguish the unique characteritics of an ethnic group, a nation, a corporation, or other distinct groups of people. Athletic teams, religious groups, professions, and the military are examples of groups that have unique cultural characteristics.
Ethical conflicts in psychology.
Post by Day 4 an explanation of two ways technology might influence confidentiality. Then explain how technology might influence compliance with HIPAA or FERPA (whichever is most relevant to your specialization).