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American Psychological Association Code of Ethics

  1. George Stricker

Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0047

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

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Stricker, G. 2010. American Psychological Association Code of Ethics. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–2.

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  1. Argosy University

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

Abstract

The American Psychological Association (APA) promulgated the first Code of Ethics for psychologists in 1953. This publication, however, had been preceded by a committee devoted to ethical concerns that had been formed in 1938, and was based on the work of a committee organized in 1947 (Canter, Bennett, Jones, & Nagy, 1994). The formalization and codification of ethical standards was a response to the increasing professionalization of psychology, a development that began during World War II.