Personal Ethical Codes Essay

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Personal Ethical Codes

Benjamin Ross Bunnell
Ethic: Final Paper
December 17, 2001
Personal Ethical Codes
This is really the first time I've been asked to give description of the ethical codes I
live by, so I'll narrow them down the best I can. This papers main theme is "My ethical
codes," but I want to show you how I plan to conduct myself in and out of the publics'
eyes as a student and in the future a psychologist.

I will conduct myself as an ethical person in public and in my personal life. Vocalizing
and pondering on ideas without prejudice, judgment, or predetermined notions of any
persons' ability, disability, religious beliefs, learning style, age, socioeconomic
status, social or professional standing, gender, race, and ethnicity. Intend to conduct
myself in an open-minded manner when dealing with personal relationships. I will hold my
personal relationships with the highest respect.

I will refrain from any and all activities which may be construed as unethical, or which
may violate written and unwritten codes of personal conduct, rules, regulations and
similar standards of laws of jurisdictions. What maybe lawful may still cause interruption
in a person's life or mind.

I whole-heartedly commit to developing my mind so that me as a psychology major can give
back to the community the support and help they gave me. I will continue the development
of myself as a lifelong learner, and seeking personal knowledge, skills and the commitment
of my own potential as a student throughout my life. I also commit to sharing my current
knowledge as a student so that I may help broaden the publics' views on ethical,
historical, psychological, and religious views with respect to their beliefs.

I will practice to the best of my ability to entertain the thoughts of all my future
clients and current acquaintances without bias to predetermined beliefs or shadows of
conflicting values, morals and/or judgments. Holding their feelings to the highest degree
of respect and putting my beliefs below theirs. I will promote ethical thinking and living
among those whose paths I encounter in all walks of life, by conducting myself in such a
manner as to set the example.

I will in good faith respectfully negotiate with administrators, policy-makers,
legislators and others involved in creating rules, codes, laws, expenditures,
environments, programs and policies that affect the province of psychology for the benefit
of my clients, and in accordance with my personal philosophy on dealing with psychological
issues. I will actively request feedback from clients, colleagues, friends, ministers and
others on whom my actions may bear consequences in regard to my moral, value and ethical
beliefs and practices, and I will hold myself accountable for all my actions.
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