The Ethical Practice of Psychology in Organizations

Pages: 299
Item #: 4312070
ISBN: 978-1-55798-486-9
List Price: $19.95
Member/Affiliate Price: $14.95
Copyright: 1998
Format: Softcover
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Industrial/organizational (I/O) psychology has evolved into a complex, technically advanced, and widely practiced discipline. This casebook reflects those growing complexities and advancements as well as the increasing litigiousness of today's workplace. It is intended to stimulate the process of thinking ethically about I/O psychology.

Illustrated by case examples based on real-life situations, this volume covers personnel selection, organizational diagnosis and intervention, consulting relationships, research and academic issues, professional training and certification, billing and marketing, and the ethics of professional behavior.

The Ethical Practice of Psychology in Organizations is an invaluable resource for I/O psychologists, human resources professionals, and graduate students in business and I/O programs.

Table of Contents

—Kevin R. Murphy



I. Personnel Selection

  1. Assessment Techniques
  2. Validation Efforts with Small Sample Sizes
  3. Test Validation Strategies
  4. Avoiding Potential Misuse of Assessment Procedures
  5. Miskeyed Test Items on Commercially Marketed Tests
  6. Personnel Screening for Emotional Stability
  7. A Spiritual Matter
  8. Misleading Reporting of Results
  9. "Realistic Job Previews" and the Selection of Female Employees
  10. Developing International Selection Systems
  11. Assessment Center Records
  12. Maintaining Confidentiality and Objectivity
  13. The Right Not to Participate in Psychological Activities

II. Organizational Diagnosis and Intervention

  1. Layoff Notifications
  2. Survey Reveals Sexual Harassment
  3. Implementing New Technology
  4. Confidential Feedback Using Electronic Mail
  5. Maintaining Confidentiality in Survey Reporting
  6. Implementing an Equitable Bonus Plan
  7. Conflicting Obligations in Survey Research
  8. Protecting the Confidentiality of Upward Feedback
  9. Misuse of Psychological Services
  10. Confidentiality of Interview Data
  11. Team-Building Interventions
  12. Misuse of Employee Opinion Surveys to Prevent Unionization
  13. Sharing of Management Development Results
  14. Disposition of Psychological Reports

III. Managing Consulting Relationships

  1. Avoiding Conflicts of Interests and Roles
  2. Accurately Reporting Research Results
  3. Recording Data Without Consent
  4. Misuse of Data Obtained Through a Consulting Engagement
  5. Avoiding Dual Relationships
  6. Pressures to Implement Psychological Programs Too Soon
  7. Confidentiality of Employee Assistance Program Referrals

IV. Research and Academic Issues

  1. Research Responsibilities
  2. The Ethics of Reviewing and of Being Reviewed
  3. Honoring Agreements in Data Collection and Usage
  4. Use of Copyrighted Material in New Instrumentation
  5. Authorship and Publication Agreements
  6. Publication Credit
  7. Fairness in Book Reviews
  8. Confidentiality and Objectivity in Reviews
  9. When Testimony Would Be Compelled
  10. Reporting Back Data from Research Studies
V. Professional Training and Certification Issues
  1. Training Requirements in I/O Psychology
  2. Practice of I/O Psychology by a Clinical Psychologist
  3. Licensing and Credentialing

VI. Billing and Marketing Issues

  1. Questions of Billing, Competence, and Supervision
  2. Accurately and Honestly Marketing Psychological Products
  3. Public Statements and Advertising
  4. Making Public Statements

VII. The Ethics of Professional Behavior

  1. Responding to Allegations of Misconduct
  2. The Ethics of Voluntary Professional Activities
  3. Professional and Scientific Responsibility in Forensic Activities
  4. A Change of Career Direction
  5. Plagiarizing
  6. Evaluating Colleagues' Competencies
  7. Confronting Unethical Behavior
  8. Betraying A Confidence
  9. Psychologists as Employers of Other Psychologists
  10. When Romance Fails



Selected Bibliography

Appendix: APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct


Index of APA Ethical Standards Citations

About the Editor