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APA Ethics Code---Research and Science From an International Perspective

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Length: 50 minutes

Session offered by the APA Ethics Committee. The purpose of this program is to examine how the APA Ethics Code applies in international venues in scientific and research contexts. An increasing number of psychologists from the United States travel to other countries in order to conduct research, or to conduct research with international collaborators. Research conducted outside the United States raises numerous ethical issues, such as determining what institutional review is necessary and/or appropriate, ensuring adequate and culturally sensitive informed consent, assuring appropriate knowledge of local culture and politics, and complying with local regulations and with national codes of ethics . Panelists will address these and related questions to examine how the APA Ethics Code is applied in research conducted outside the United States and/or with international collaborators. As a context for this discussion, panelists will also discuss how the international scientific community frames central ethical issues for psychologists and other researchers. The discussion will locate the APA Ethics Code among other international scientific ethical mandates.

Learning Objective 1
Identify aspects of the APA Ethics Code most relevant to conducting research, such as informed consent and confidentiality.

Learning Objective 2
Describe how the APA Ethics Code applies such ethical obligations in international venues.

Learning Objective 3
Examine how culture, history, status, and ethics interact in conducting research outside the United States.

Presenter(s)
Mark M. Leach, PhD; Melanie M. Domenech Rodríguez, PhD; Phoebe C. Ellsworth, PhD; Tina Richardson, PhD; Merry Bullock, PhD; Stephen H. Behnke, JD, PhD; Lindsay Childress-Beatty, JD, PhD


Supplementary Materials

  • 2012 Domenech Rodriguez
  • 2012 Domenech Rodriguez (International Research)