Write a 2 page essay on Ethical aspect in psychology.
The very first rule is that people should take part in the test only on a voluntary basis. Second, test administrators should make sure that all the participants are treated with respect. that their dignity and individual privacy is protected. Currently, psychologists are bound to follow the universally accepted Code of Conduct created by American Psychological Association and preserving key ethical norms. Specialists are to follow the rules of this Code when it comes to ethical issues in their experiments and tests, from confidentiality to the consent of the participant (Danko). This tendency is rather favorable as it is preceded by years and years of unethical and sometimes even inhuman experiments and tests, e.g. little Albert experiment, the bystander effect testing, conformity test as well as Milgram experiment and others. The violation of ethical norms in such tests varied from the mere deception of the participant to the harmful impact on his/her further mental condition.To my thinking, psychological tests should always be subject to the strict Code of conduct and ethical norms. There should be a stable set of guidelines that should be followed by the test administrators worldwide regardless of country. These are such norms like preserving confidentiality, a guarantee of privacy, testing only with the participants’ consent and making the patients completely aware of all the details of the testing. I think such practice should spread on all the social and age groups without any exceptions.