Title

Psychology Ethics in Introductory Psychology Textbooks

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Teaching of Psychology

ISSN

0098-6283

Volume

38

Issue

2

First Page

110

113

Publication Date

2011

Abstract

Previous research revealed that introductory psychology textbooks included limited information about psychology ethics. This study reviewed 48 current introductory psychology textbooks for research and other APA ethics content. These textbooks included slightly more total ethics content and were more thorough in their review of research ethics than textbooks of the past. However, psychology ethics related to teaching and clinical practice received minimal coverage and the limited integration of psychology ethics is a concern. Instructors are encouraged to seek supplementary resources to effectively integrate a greater breadth of psychology ethics into their course. Likewise, authors might consider a more comprehensive incorporation in future textbooks. (Contains 1 table.)

Publication Information

Zucchero, R. A. (2011). Psychology ethics in introductory psychology textbooks. Teaching of Psychology, 38(2), 110-113.