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Library: Articles & Papers Related to Ethics Education

Ethics and Decision-making

Are you morally modified? The moral effects of widely used pharmaceuticals.
N. Levy, T. Douglas, G. Kahane,  S. Terbeck, P.J. Cowen, M. Hewstone, & J. Savulescu

Avoiding bias in medical ethical decision-making. Lessons to be learnt from psychology research
H. Albisser Schleger, N. R. Oehninger, and S. Reiter-Theil

A Canadian Perspective on Using Vignettes to Teach Ethics in Psychology

Michelle McCarron and Donald Steward

Bias Blind Spot: Structure, Measurement, and Consequences
Irene Scopelliti, Carey K. Morewedge, Erin McCormick, H. Lauren Min, Sophie Lebrecht, Karim S. Kassam

The Concept of a Feminist Bioethics
Mary C. Rawlinson

The Contribution of Philosophy and Psychology in the Ethical Decision Making Process

Daniela Livia Doltu

Anomalies: The Endowment Effect, Loss Aversion, and Status Quo Bias
Daniel Kahneman, Jack L. Knetsch, Richard H. Thaler

Empathy, Justice and Moral Behavior
Jean Decety and Jason M. Cowell

Ethics Breakdown
Max H. Bazerman and Ann E. Tenbrunsel

The Ethical Dangers of Rational Decision-making
Chen-Bo Zhong (Dissertation)

Ethical Decision Making

S. Bush, M. Connell, and R. Denney

Ethical Decision Making by Individuals in Organizations: An Issue-Contingent Model

Thomas M. Jones

Errors in Moral Forecasting: Perceptions of Affect Shape the Gap Between Moral
Behaviors and Moral Forecasts
Rimma Teper, Alexa M. Tullett, Elizabeth Page-Gould, and Michael Inzlicht

Free Will and Autonomous Medical DecisionMaking
Matthew A. Butkus

I'm Number One! Does Narcissism Impair Ethical Judgment Even for the Highly Religious?

Majorie Cooper and Chris Pullig

Harm to others outweighs harm to self in moral decision making
Molly J. Crockett, Zeb Kurth-Nelson, Jenifer Z. Siegel, Peter Dayand, and Raymond J. Dolan

How stress influences our morality
Lucius Caviola and Nadira Faulmüller

How (un)ethical are you?
Mahzarin R. Banaji, Max H. Bazerman, & Dolly Chugh

How Does Reasoning (Fail to) Contribute to Moral Judgment? Dumbfounding and Disengagement
Frank Hindriks

The Morning Morality Effect: The Influence of Time of Day on Unethical Behavior
Maryam Kouchaki and Isaac Smith

On making the right choice: A meta-analysis and large-scale replication attempt of the unconscious thought advantage
M.R. Nieuwenstein, T. Wirenga, R.D. Morey, J.M. Wichers, T.N. Blom, E. Wagenmakers, and H. van Rijn

Nonrational Processes in Ethical Decision-making
Mark Rogerson, Michael C. Gottlieb Mitchell M. Handelsman Samuel Knapp  & Jeffrey Younggren

Nudging and Informed Consent
Shlomo Cohen

Role of self-control failure in immoral and unethical actions
Roy Baumeister and Nawal G Alghamdi

See No Evil: When We Overlook Other People's Unethical Behavior

Francesca Gino, Don Moore, and Max Bazerman

10 years of mindlines: a systematic review and commentary
Sietse Wieringa and Trisha Greenhalgh

TMS affects moral judgment, showing the role of DLPFC and TPJ in cognitive and emotional processing
D. Jeurissen, A. T. Sack, A. Roebroeck, B.E. Russ, and A. Pascual-Leone

Underestimating Our Influence Over Others’ Unethical Behavior and Decisions
Vanessa K. Bohns, M. Mahdi Roghanizad, and Amy Z. Xu

When Colleagues Make Mistakes
Stephen Ragusea

Why do humans reason? Arguments for an argumentative theory
Hugo Mercier and Dan Sperber

Withstanding moral disengagement: Attachment security as an ethical intervention
Dolly Chugh, Mary C. Kern, Zhu Zhu, and Sujin Lee

Understanding ordinary unethical behavior: why people who value morality act immorally
Francesca Gino

‘Utilitarian’ judgments in sacrificial moral dilemmas do not reflect impartial concern for the greater good
Guy Kahane, Jim A.C. Everett, Brian Earp, Miguel Farias, & Julian Savulescu 



Ethics, Psychology, and the Internet

Digital and Social Media for Psychologists: Current Issues and Ethical Dilemmas

Keely Kolmes

Discussion Paper on Developing Guidelines: Psychology Services Delivered Via the Internet

New Zealand Psychology Board

Guidelines for the Practice of Telepsychology
The American Psychological Association

Seeking and Find Our Clients on the Internet: Boundary Considerations in Cyberspace

Keely Kolmes and Daniel O. Taube

Preparing for the telehealth world: Navigating legal, regulatory, reimbursement, and ethical issues in an electronic age.
Deborah Baker and Lynn Bufka

Social Media Policy Example
Keely Kolmes

To Google or Not to Google Patients (sort of)

David Palmiter

To Google or Not to Google Patients

Steven Cohen

To Friend or Not to Friend: That is the Question

Anthony Ragusea



Ethics, Psychology and Policy

Are the American Psychological Association's Detainee Interrogation Policies Ethical and Effective? Key Claims, Documents, and Results
Ken Pope

APA's Presidential Task Force on Psychological Ethics and National Security (2005)

American Psychological Association

Background Statement on Annulment of the APA's PENS Report
Coalition for an Ethical Psychology

Belief in a Just World and Attitudes Toward Affirmative Action
Vicky M. Wilkins and Jeffrey B. Wenger

Cognitive enhancement kept within contexts: neuroethics and informed public policy
By John R. Shook, Lucia Galvagni, and James Giordano

Could intranasal oxytocin be used to enhance relationships? Research imperatives, clinical policy, and ethical considerations
O. A. Wudarczyk, B. D. Earp, A. J. Guastella & J. Savulescu

The Ethics of Enhanced Interrogations and Torture: A Reappraisal of the Argument
William O'Donohuea, Cassandra Snipesa, Georgia Daltoa, Cyndy Sotoa, Alexandros Maragakisa & Sungjin Im

Forced to be free? Increasing patient autonomy by constraining it?
Neil Levy

"Fairer Sex" or Purity Myth? Corruption, Gender, and Institutional Context

Justin Esarey and Gina Chirillo

"The Hoffman Report" - Independent Review Relating to APA Ethics Guidelines, National Security Interrogations, and Torture
Sidley Austin LLP

Mental Illness, Mass Shootings, and the Politics of American Firearms
Jonathan M. Metzl, and Kenneth T. MacLeish

Microaggression and Moral Cultures
Bradley Campbell and Jason Manning

Neuroethics: the practical and the philosophical
Martha J. Farah

The Myth of Harmless Wrongs in Moral Cognition: Automatic Dyadic Completion From Sin to Suffering
Kurt Gray, Chelsea Schein, and Adrian Ward

Preventing a Data Breach and Protecting Health Records
Kaufman, Rossin & Co.

Psychologists to Review Role in Interrogations
James Risen

Science Cannot Determine Human Values
Brian D. Earp

The Ethics of Nudging
Cass Sunstein


Ethics, Philosophy and Moral Psychology


A Person-Centered Approach to Moral Judgment
By Eric Luis Uhlman, David Pizarro, and Daniel Diermeier

Awe, the small self, and prosocial behavior
P. Piff, P. Dietze, M. Feinberg, D. Stancato, and D. Keltner

Bad is Stronger than Good
Roy Baumeister, Ellen Bratslavsky, Catrin Finkenaur, & Kathleen Vohs

Beliefs About the True Self Explain Asymmetries Based on Moral Judgment
George E. Newman, Julian De Freitas, & Joshua Knobe

Beyond Point-and-Shoot Morality: Why Cognitive (Neuro)Science Matters for Ethics
Joshua Greene

Bounded Ethicality: The Perils of Loss Framing
Mary C. Kern and Dolly Chugh

The Cultural Salience of Moral Character and Virtue Declined in Twentieth Century America

Pelin Kesebir and Selin Kesebir

Dimension of Moral Emotions
Kurt Gray and Daniel M. Wegner

Do Emotions Play a Constitutive Role in Moral Cognition

Bryce Huebner

Do Ethics Classes Influence Student Behavior?
Eric Schwitzgebel

‘‘End-of-life” biases in moral evaluations of others
George E. Newman, Kristi L. Lockhart, Frank C. Keil

The Essential Moral Self
Nina Strohminger

Evolution and the American Myth of the Individual
John Edward Terrell

Freedom and Resentment

P. F. Strawson

The "Free Will Problem"

Justin Cauotte

From Moral Concern to Moral Constraint
Fiery Cushman

From Neural 'Is' to Moral 'Ought: What are the Moral Implications of Neuroscientific Moral Psychology?
Joshua Greene

Grime and Punishment: How disgust influences moral, social, and legal judgments

Yoel Inbar and David Pizarro

Harm to others outweighs harm to self in moral decision making
Molly J. Crockett, Zeb Kurth-Nelson, Jenifer Z. Siegel, Peter Dayand, and Raymond J. Dolan

Implications of free will beliefs for basic theory and societal benefit: Critique and implications for social psychology
Andrew J. Vonasch and Roy F. Baumeister

Implicit Bias and Moral Responsibility
Neil Levy

Is Empathy Necessary for Morality

Jesse J. Prinz

Lifting the Veil of Morality: Choice Blindness and Attitude Reversals on a Self-Transforming Survey

Lars Hall, Petter Johansson, Thomas Strandberg

Low Levels of Empathic Concern Predict Utilitarian Moral Judgment

E. Gleichgerrcht and Liane Young

Moral Psychology and Information Ethics: Psychological Distance and the Components of Moral Action in a Digital World
Charles Crowell, Darcia Narvaez, and Anna Gomberg

Moral Psychology is Relationship Regulation: Moral Motives for Unity, Hierarchy, Equality and Proportionality

Tage Shakit Rai and Alan Page Fiske

Morality as Cooperation: A Problem-Centred Approach
Oliver S. Curry

Motivated Moral Reasoning
Peter H. Ditto, David A. Pizarro, and David Tannenbaum

The Motivated Use of Moral Principles

David Pizarro, Eric Ulhmann, David Tannehbaum, and Peter H. Ditto

Neuroethics: the practical and the philosophical
Martha J. Farah

New Synthesis in Moral Psychology
Jonathan Haidt

On Disgust and Moral Judgment
David Pizarro, Yoel Inbar, and Chelsea Helion

Person as Scientist, Person as Moralist

Joshua Knobe

Putting Dignity to Work

Charles Foster

Reviewing Autonomy: Implications of the Neurosciences and the Free Will Debate for the Principle of Respect for the Patient's Autonomy

Sabine Muller and Henrik Walter

Revisiting External Validity: Concerns about Trolley Problems and Other Sacrificial Dilemmas in Moral Psychology

C. W. Bauman, A. P. McGraw, D. M. Bartels, and C. Warren

Situationism in Agency

Alfred R. Mele and Joshua Shepherd

The Psychology of Moral Reasoning

Monica Bucciarelli, Sangeet Khemlani, and P.N. Johnson-Laird

Time, Money, and Morality

Francesca Gino and Cassie Mogilner

Value Judgments and the True Self

George E. Newman, Paul Bloom and Joshua Knobe

Varieties of Moral Emotions
By Hanah A. Chapman and Adam K. Anderson

Virtue Ethics and Social Psychology
Julia Annas



Ethics and Psychotherapy, Psychological Treatment, and Consultation

The Application of Virtue Ethics to the Practice of Counseling Psychology

Heather Lynn Fry (Dissertation)

Autonomy and the Unintended Legal Consequences of Emerging Neurotherapies

Jennifer A. Chandler

Clinical Considerations When Working with Lesbian Clients

Jeanne Stanley

Coaching: A New Frontier Some Questions and Answers

Eric Harris

Can Checklists Help Reduce Treatment Failures?

Sam Knapp and John Gavazzi

Cheeseburger Ethics
Eric Schwitzgebel

Confidentiality and Release of Information for Children in Pennsylvania

Sam Knapp, Rachael Baturin, and Allan Tepper

Confidentiality and Suicide

Rachael Baturin and Sam Knapp

Contracting for Safety with Patients: Clinical Practice and Forensic Implications

K. Garvey, J. Penn, A. Campbell, C. Esposito-Smythers, and A. Spirito

Deceased Clients and Their Wills
Stephen Behnke

Defining Competencies in Psychology Supervision: A Consensus Statement
Carol Falender, Jennifer Erickson Cornish, Rodney Goodyear, Robert Hatcher, Nadine Kaslow, Gerald Leventhal, Edward Shafranske, and Sandra Sigmon

Dual-Relationship Dilemmas of Rural and Small-Community Psychologists

Janet Schank and Thomas Skovholt

Ethics and the Invisible Psychologist
Gerald Koocher

Ethics, Diversity, and Multiculturalism

Sam Knapp

Ethics, Psychology, and the Prison Mess

Stephen Ragusea

Examination of the Effectiveness of the Mental Health Environment of Care Checklist in Reducing Suicide on Inpatient Mental Health Units

Bradley Watts, Yinong Young-Xu, Peter D. Mills, et al.

Forced to be free? Increasing patient autonomy by constraining it?

Neil Levy

HCEC Pearls and Pitfalls: Suggested Do’s and Don’t’s for Healthcare Ethics Consultants

Members of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities

How Should Psychologists Respond to Hateful Comments?

Sam Knapp

Integrating Spirituality and Psychotherapy: Ethical Issues and Principles to Consider
Thomas Plante

Is It Ever Ethical to Lie to a Patient?
Sam Knapp and John Gavazzi

It's Too Late to Apologize: Therapist Embarrassment and Shame

Rebecca Klinger, Nicholas Ladany, and Lauren Kulp

On Being an Ethical Psychologist

Stephen Behnke

Morality and Psychotherapy

John Gavazzi and Samuel Knapp

Morality, Disgust and Countertransference in Psychotherapy

John Gavazzi and Samuel Knapp

Motivated Moral Reasoning in Psychotherapy
John Gavazzi and Samuel Knapp

"No Suicide" Contracts

John Gavazzi

Prescriptive Authority for Psychologists
Robert McGrath

Repercussions of a Patient's Suicide

Robert Gordon

The Relationship Between Level of Training and Accuracy of Violence Risk Assessment

Alan R. Teo, Sarah R. Holley, Mark Leary, and Dale E. McNeil

The Role of and Challenges for Psychologists in Physician Assisted Suicide
Shara M. Johnson, Robert J. Cramer, Mary Alice Conroy, and Brett O. Gardner

Suicidal Ideation and Self-Harm in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth
Richard Liu and Brian Mustanski

Supervisor Self-Disclosure

Sarah Knox, Lisa Edwards, Shirley Hess, and Clara Hill

Supervising the Countertransference of Case Managers

Joseph Walsh

Turning Good Intentions into Good Behavior: Self-perception, Self-care, and Social Influences

Sam Knapp and John Gavazzi

Understanding Moral Values in Psychotherapy
John Gavazzi and Sam Knapp

The “Vicissitudes of Love” Between Therapist and Patient: A Review of the Research on Romantic and Sexual Feelings, Thoughts, and Behaviors in Psychotherapy

Janet L. Sonne and Diana Jochai

What Opinions Can Psychologists Give About Persons They Have Never Met?
Sam Knapp and John Gavazzi

When Colleagues Make Mistakes

Stephen Ragusea

Working with Adult Suicidal Patient

Norman Weissberg