ERIC Number: ED481013
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Aug
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Interpreting Qualifying Modifiers: Implications for Ethical Decision Making.
Miller, Jeffrey A.
The Ethical Principles for Psychologists now states, "The modifiers used in some of the standards of this Ethics Code (e.g. reasonability, appropriate, potentiality) are included in the standards when they would (1) allow professional judgment on the part of psychologists, (2) eliminate injustice or inequality that would occur with the modifier, (3) ensure applicability across the broad range of activities conducted by psychologists, or guard against a set of rigid rules that might be quickly outdated." Thus, several standards require the inclusion of these purposes for consideration in ethical decision-making. The challenge facing school psychologists will be to identify when these judgments are called for in the new code and to transform them into concrete recommendations that will guide correct conduct. (Contains 10 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
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