The preceding list of skills

The preceding list of skills - ,activities,"ethical" .A...

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The preceding list of skills, activities, and attitudes is generally labeled  "ethical." They are what gives psychologists the right to consider  themselves better than money-grubbing self-serving con artists. A  Psychologist who simply does what he "thinks" is right or "feels" is right or  "knows" is right is really no better than a con man. They both usually hurt  people, produce half truths, and are called quacks.  It is morally wrong to do something other than what is maximally beneficial and  maximally efficient to someone in your care. It is morally wrong to publish a paper  that leaves an impression that is not supported by the facts. The ethical foundation  of psychology therefore hinges on truly understanding the nature of behavior, truly  understanding the problem at hand, truly understanding the best solution and truly  understanding the best way to accomplish the solution. To the extent that we have 
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course PSY PSY2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.

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