Ethics And Ethics Of The Field Of I / Psychology

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While the importance of ethics and ethical behaviors is not a new facet of my professional life, as I emerge into the field of Industrial and Organizational Psychology the weight of ethical responsibility has heightened. According to Lefkowitz (2005), ethics are moral principles that govern a person 's or group 's behavior. Hence, after reviewing the American Psychological Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct (2010) and the role ethics play in the field of I/O Psychology I this assignment presents a synopsis of the evolution and my influential experiences role of professional values, biases, and ethics At the foundation of my ethical behavior is my Christian upbringing that has shaped by conscious and my capabilities to determine right from wrong and the importance of charity and humanity. My families Christian faith and practices were taught in my home and were the foundation of guiding my early upbringing for the importance of demonstrating love, self-respect, honesty, and respect for all people. Thus, as I maturated through my life, my professional career, and professional studies among the values that have influenced my professional behaviors and ethical decision-making consist of knowledge, respect, commitment, teamwork, diversity, and efficiency. According to Lefkowitz (2005) “A profession 's values are reflected in what it considers important, the goals and objectives it tries to achieve, its reactions to sociopolitical events that impact it

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