Title

Can Psychology Ethics be Effectively Integrated Into Introductory Psychology?

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Journal of Academic Ethics

ISSN

1570-1727

Volume

6

First Page

245

257

Publication Date

2008

Abstract

This study evaluated the integration of psychology ethics into an introductory psychology course. Students in two general psychology sections were exposed to an infusion of psychology ethics in teaching, research, and clinical practice, whereas students in two sections were exposed to traditional course content. Students completed a pre and post-test assessment including a psychology ethics questionnaire and open-ended responses to three ethics case studies. Students in the ethics group displayed a statistically significant increase in scores on both measures from pre to post-test. However, students in the traditional group showed no improvement in scores. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

Publication Information

Zucchero, R. A. (2008). Can psychology ethics be effectively integrated into introductory psychology? Journal of Academic Ethics, 6, 245-257.