Ethics: virtue and politics in the science and practice of psychology.

  title={Ethics: virtue and politics in the science and practice of psychology.},
  author={J L Pettifor},
  journal={Canadian psychology = Psychologie canadienne},
  volume={37 1},
  • J L Pettifor
  • Published 1996 in Canadian psychology = Psychologie canadienne
The discipline of psychology is moving beyond the myth of detached neutrality to discover virtue and to recognize politics as forces which determine ethical behaviour. Humankind has struggled over the centuries to discover the nature of good and evil and to define the rightness and wrongness of human behaviour. Psychology has a short history in formalizing codes of ethics and codes of conduct. Current and historical events, concepts and values, including those based on philosophy and religion… CONTINUE READING

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