The basic questions guiding the Future of Practical and Professional Ethics project are:
- What ethical challenges do professionals currently face?
- What ethical challenges do you anticipate professionals will face in the 21st Century?
- How can a professional association, such as APPE, help address these challenges through research and teaching?
Sadly, we are observing how the American Psychological Association tries to answer question 3. The APA is facing a failure of ethics on the part of some of its members – indeed, some of its leaders – and the Chronicle of Higher Education published online today a snapshot of how APA members are responding to the situation.
I welcome comments on this page sharing your observations, opinions, advice – anything about your reaction. I would particularly appreciate your thoughts about how other associations have dealt with, or have planned to deal with, serious unethical behavior.
The comment box is meant for short remarks; if you have more to say, please get in touch with me and we’ll work out a way for your thoughts to appear on this site.
August 10, 2015
11:45 am EDT