APA Ethics Office

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The APA Ethics Code

The American Psychological Association's Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct, adopted by the APA Council of Representatives in August 2002, became effective in June 2003. Council amended the Ethics Code in 2010. The code provides guidance for psychologists in all of their professional roles.

Responsible Conduct of Research

Support for ethical and responsible research in the psychological sciences. Also includes the responsible translation of research results for the general public and policy-makers.