Survey of ethics education in Australian university schools and departments of psychology

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Davidson, Graham, Garton, Alison and Joyce, Marie. (2003) Survey of ethics education in Australian university schools and departments of psychology. Australian Psychologist. 38(3), pp. 216 - 222. https://doi.org/10.1080/00050060310001707237
AuthorsDavidson, Graham, Garton, Alison and Joyce, Marie
Abstract

In 2000 the Ethics Committee of the APS conducted a survey of ethics education and training in all Australian University Psychology Academic Organisational Units (AOUs). Content analysis of course syllabi received directly from AOUs and/or obtained from accreditation documentation lodged by them with the APS as part of the 5‐year APS course accreditation cycle showed that ethics education appeared in less that one quarter of syllabi for years 1–3 and approximately 90% of syllabi for years 4 and 5–7, with a clear emphasis on the integrative approach in years 1–3 and roughly equal emphasis on integration within or separation from the core curriculum in years 4 and 5–7, and with roughly equal emphasis on philosophical and code‐based instruction in years 1–3, but mainly the latter instruction in years 4 and 5–7. Research ethics constituted the predominant theme in years 1–3; a comprehensive listing of professional topics was covered in years 4 and 5–7, with few thematic differences between these year levels. Less than half of the syllabi for AOUs teaching ethics in years 1–3 contained evidence that ethical knowledge was assessed, while this figure increased to 78% and 68% of year 4 and 5–7 syllabi respectively. Commonly used texts were tabulated. The results are discussed in relation to published findings on the efficacy of different approaches to teaching ethics in psychology education, and recommendations are made for the revision of ethics education in Australian Psychology AOUs.

Year2003
JournalAustralian Psychologist
Journal citation38 (3), pp. 216 - 222
PublisherAustralian Psychological Society
ISSN0005-0067
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/00050060310001707237
Scopus EID2-s2.0-1642450827
Page range216 - 222
Place of publicationAustralia
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