What Are the Six Ethical Principles?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 5, 2020 1:46:08 AM ET
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The six principles of the American Psychological Association Ethics Code are competence, integrity, professional and scientific responsibility, respect for people's rights and dignity, concern for others' welfare, and social responsibility, while the six principles of research ethics are integrity and quality, proper information, confidentiality, voluntary participation, avoidance of harm, and independence of research. Both the APA Ethics Code and the principles of research ethics are concerned with people's psychological well-being.

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