American Psychological Association Code of Ethics
Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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Stricker, G. 2010. American Psychological Association Code of Ethics. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–2.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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.