psych3 - Ethics, Psychology, and Sport I. What is Ethics?...

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Ethics, Psychology, and Sport I. What is Ethics? 1. Professional Ethics -a systemic collection of rules about what a group deems as acceptable or unacceptable behavior 2. Why have Professional Ethics? (a) Protect and help clients by: Minimizing incompetent practicioners Minimizing invalid practices Minimizing harm Enhancing respect for peoples rights (b) Protect the profession II. Selected Cases -thorough training in psychology is warranted for those who provide psychological services to athletes. This is in part because non-psychologists may ignore and/or fail to recognize psychopathology which when left untreated can have serious consequences 1. Kathy Ormsby -had performance problems and sought help from “sport psychologist” -jumped of bridge in mid race, paralyzed -determine if problem is decreased in performance or symptom of another problem 2. Estimated training of sport psychologist Exercise science or PE – 50% Psychology – 20%
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2008 for the course KINS 4400 taught by Professor Herring during the Fall '07 term at UGA.

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