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Welcome SIOP academics and practitioners!  This page has been designed to provide relevant resources that will assist you in recognizing and navigating ethical dilemmas in your practice, research, or teaching roles and to encourage the development of new I-O practitioners and scholars in this important area. From the APA Ethics Code (which serves as the SIOP Ethics Code) to ethics-based cases for learning and resource articles, to an ethics toolkit full of educational resources, you will find it on this page.
This page is a work in progress. CAPE is identifying and developing additional resources to add to this site. We welcome your feedback on what is here and your ideas for how we can expand upon and improve the professional development resources we offer.


APA Ethics Code

Link to APA Ethics Code (adopted by SIOP) and latest news from the Ethics Code Revision Task Force which is undertaking a major revision of the APA Ethics Code.

Ethics Materials for Educators

Resources for educating others in ethical decision-making. You will find information for structuring ethics classes as well as interactive games to bring ethics to life for students.

Dilemma Deck

The downloadable CAPE ethical dilemma stimulus cards were developed as an ethics training tool for I-O Psychologists. Each scenario is based on common ethical issues faced in both academe and practice.

Downloadable Ethics Materials

Resources for learning and educating others in ethical decision-making. You will find a variety of training materials as well as resources for evaluating training courses.

Ethics Related Resources

Ethics and ethical decision-making are broad topics with a strong supporting literature. This section offers relevant resources to support your own professional development in this area.

Resources for Researchers

COPE (Committee on Publishing Ethics) website (https://publicationethics.org/).  This website has many useful resources, including guidelines, flowcharts for dealing with suspected cases of unethical behavior, case studies, etc…  Many of these cases and tools can be leveraged by SIOP members for education and professional development.


Journal Editor Ethics (https://editorethics.uncc.edu/).  This is an initiative that was started by Steve Rogelberg and Deb Rupp to create some ethical principles for journal editors.  The principles have been updated over time and have been endorsed by many journal editors. It also contains a nice section with links to related articles and sites.


Center for Open Science (https://cos.io/our-services/top-guidelines/).  Among other things, it contains guidelines designed to promote the transparency and openness of research.



General References

APA Ethics Code adopted by SIOP (https://www.apa.org/ethics/code/index)

APA Ethics Codes particularly relevant for I/O Psychologists (link to 1b)

Canadian Psychological Association. (2000). Canadian code of ethics for psychologists, (3rd Ed.). Ottawa, Canada: Author.

Ethics in Practice

Academy of Management. (2002). Academy of Management code of ethical conduct. Academy of Management Journal, 45, 291–294.

Lefkowitz, J. (2017).  Ethics and values in industrial organizational psychology, 2nd Ed.  New York: Routledge/Taylor & Francis.  (Espec. Chap. 15, “Taking Moral Action.”)

Lefkowitz, J. & Lowman, R.L. (2017).  “Ethics of Employee Selection.”  Chap. 26 in J.L. Farr & N.T. Tippins, (Eds.).  Handbook of Employee Selection, 2nd ed.  New York: Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group.  (1st ed. Published 2010.)

Lowman, R.L., & Cooper, S.E. (2017). The ethical practice of consulting psychology. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Nagy, T. F. (2005). Ethics in plain English: An illustrative casebook for psychologists (2nd ed.)   Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Society for Human Resource Management. (1990). Code of ethics. Alexandria, VA: Author.

Ethics in Academe

Lefkowitz, J. (2011).  “Ethics in industrial-organizational psychology.”  Vol. 2, Chap. I.8, In S. Knapp, L. VandeCreek, M. Gottlieb & M. Handelsman (Eds.)  APA Handbook of ethics in psychology.  Wash., DC: American Psychological Association. 

Updates from the Ethics Code Revision Task Force (https://www.apa.org/ethics/task-force)

Nagy, T.F. (2011).  Essential ethics for psychologists: A primer for understanding and mastering core issues.  Washington, DC: American Psychological Association

Office of Research Integrity.  (2014, Dec. 2).  Handling misconduct.  Downloaded from http://ori.hhs.gov/print/handling-misconduct  on July 13, 2016.

Wasserman, R. (2013).  Ethical issues and guidelines for conducting data analysis in psychological research.  Ethics & Behavior, 23(1), 3-15.

Watts, L., Medeiros, K., Mulhearn, T., Steele, L., Connelly, S., & Mumford, M. (2017). Are Ethics Training Programs Improving? A Meta-Analytic Review of Past and Present Ethics Instruction in the Sciences. Ethics & Behavior, 27(5), 351-384.