Ethics in I-O Psychology

Spring 2013


 

Instructor: Dr. Stephen Vodanovich

 

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

Association: Washington, DC.

 


 

~ Primary Learning Objectives ~

 

Students will be able to:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

5)  Logically summarize a given perspective on an ethical issue and identify the strengths and

     weaknesses of contrary positions.

 

 


~ Approximate Timeline ~
Date
Topic
Presenter
1/10

Introduction/Overview

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

 
1/17

Reporting of Test Results

 

Steve Vodanovich

PowerPoint Slides

1/24 

Drug Testing

Crandford, M. (1998).  Drug testing and the right to privacy: Arguing the ethics of workplace drug testing. Journal of Business Ethics, 17 (16), 1805-1815.   Link

 

Kimber Bougan

1/31

Genetic Testing

MacDonald, C., & Williams-Jones, B.  (2002).  Ethics and genetics: Susceptibility testing in the workplace. Journal of Business Ethics, 35, 235-241.  Link

 

Peter Bougas

2/7

Personnel Selection

Lowman cases:

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

 

 Phillip Della Sala

2/14

Personnel Selection

Lowman cases:

Personnel Screening for Emotional Stability

Developing International Selection Systems

 

Kayla Duperreault

2/21

Personnel Selection

Lowman cases:

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

 

Christina Gutierrez

2/28

Organizational Diagnosis and Intervention

Lowman cases:

14 [Layoff Notifications]

15 [Survey Reveals Sexual Harassment]

 

Katherine Harnish

3/7

Maintaining Confidentiality

Lowman cases: 

18 [Confidentiality and survey reporting]

20 [Conflicting obligations in survey research]

23 [Confidentiality of interview data]

 

Katherine Oliver

3/14
No Class (Spring Break) 
 
3/21

Organizational Diagnosis and Intervention

Lowman cases:

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

and

Managing Consulting Relationships

Lowman cases:

28 [Conflict of interests and roles]

29 [Accurately Reporting Research Results]

 

 

Shannon Walden

 

 

 

 

 

Katherine Oliver and

Katherine Harnish

3/28

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_____

4/4

Managing Consulting Relationships

Lowman cases:

32 [Dual relationships]

33 [Pressures to Implement Psychological Programs Too Soon]

 

 

Christine Gutierrez and

Kayla Duperreault

 

 

 

 

4/11

No Class --- SIOP Conference

 
4/18

Ethics of Professional Behavior

Lowman cases:

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

 

Kimber Bougan and

Peter Bougas

4/25

Ethics of Professional Behavior

Lowman cases:

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

 

Shannon Walden and

Phillip Della Sala

 

~ 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. 

 

 

        in the final grade