Ethics in I-O Psychology

Spring 2017


Instructor: Dr. Stephen Vodanovich

Office:  Building 41, Room 220

Text: Lowman, R. L. (2006).  The ethical practice of psychology in organizations. American Psychological Association: Washington, DC.

Office HoursTuesday: 1:00 - 2:00;  Thursday: 2:00 - 5:00

                       

 

 


 

~ Student Learning Objectives ~

 

Students will be able to:

 

1)  Develop and give presentations on contemporary, important ethical topics in the field of I/O Psychology.

[Primarily assessed via a presenation/debate] Relevant core areas: Content, Critical thinking, Communication, Project management

 

2)  Summarize and evaluate the array of ethical issues covered in the course.

[Primarily assessed via a presenation/debate, class discussion/participation] Content, Critical thinking, Communication

 

3)  Discuss and evaluate case studies in terms of adherence to professional guidelines (e.g., APA)

[Primarily assessed via a presenation/debate, class discussion/participation] Content, Critical thinking, Communication

 

4)  Evaluate, in detail, the impact of ethical issues for individuals, organizations, and society.

[Primarily assessed via a presenation/debate, class discussion/participation] Content, Critical thinking, Communication

 

5)  Logically summarize a given perspective on an ethical issue and identify the strengths and weaknesses of contrary positions.

[Primarily assessed via a presenation/debate, class discussion/participation] Content, Critical thinking, Communication

 

 


 

~ Approximate Timeline ~

 

 

Date

 

Topic

 

Presenter

 

1/12

Introduction/Overview

>>>  APA Ethical Principles  of Psychologists and Code of Conduct  ||  html version   ||  .pdf version

 

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1/19

Reporting of Test Results

 

 

Steve Vodanovich

PowerPoint Slides

1/26

Personnel Selection

Lowman cases:

2 [Validation Efforts with Small Sample Sizes]
3 [Test Validation Strategies]

 

Michael DeNoia

2/2

Personnel Selection

Lowman cases:

Personnel Screening for Emotional Stability

Developing International Selection Systems

 

Jacob Entinger

2/9

Personnel Selection

Lowman cases:

11 [Assessment Center Records]
12 [Maintaining Confidentiality and Objectivity]

 

Skye Geeslin

2/16

Organizational Diagnosis and Intervention

Lowman cases:

14 [Layoff Notifications]

15 [Survey Reveals Sexual Harassment]

 

Elizabeth Teta

2/23

Maintaining Confidentiality

Lowman cases: 

20 [Conflicting obligations in survey research]

23 [Confidentiality of interview data]

 

Anna-Maria Colombaro

3/2

Organizational Diagnosis and Intervention

Lowman cases:

26 [Sharing of Management Development Results]
27 [Disposition of Psychological Reports]

 

Dallas Smith

 

3/9

 

No Class -- Annual SEPA Conference

 

 

3/16

 

No Class (Spring Break) 

 

 
3/23

Managing Consulting Relationships

Lowman cases:

28 [Conflict of interests and roles]

29 [Accurately Reporting Research Results]

 

Chanice Alexander

3/30

 

Managing Consulting Relationships

Lowman cases:

32 [Dual relationships]

33 [Pressures to Implement Psychological Programs Too Soon]

 

 

Julius Spicciani

 

 

 

4/6

Ethics of Professional Behavior

Lowman cases:

57 [Evaluating Colleagues' Competencies]
58 [Confronting Unethical Behavior]

 

Kahla Davis

 

4/13

Ethics of Professional Behavior

Lowman cases:

52 [ Responding to Allegations of Misconduct]
53 [The Ethics of Voluntary Professional Activities]

 

Teresa Salerno

4/20

 

Guest Speaker

 

 

 

4/27

 

No Class

Society for Indistrial-Organizational Psychology Annual Conference

 

 

 

Some Important Links:

Student Disability Services
Student Grievence Process

 

~ Responsibilities and Grading Criteria ~

       additional outside readings) and to lead a discussion on the assigned topic. Those not presenting are responsible

       for reading any assigned material and to be active in the discussion of issues

        Participation will be based on the quantity and quality of input such as:

 

 

        in the final grade