PSYC 255 Discussion 1 Liberty University
Topic: Over the last 150 years, some of the many prominent theorists in the field of psychology have had an antagonistic relationship with faith (e.g., Freud, 1927; and Watson, 1924). In this tradition, there is very little training or coursework provided in undergraduate and graduate psychology programs on faith, religion, and spirituality. Therefore, you might suspect that the Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct of the APA lack applicability to the Christian psychologist. However, it is difficult to organize a profession that focuses on healing human suffering without including aspects of God’s message to his followers. Read the General Principles of the Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct found online at http://www.apa.org/ethics/code/index.aspx. Give special attention to content related to research.
Thread Prompt: Identify and write out a Scripture verse or verses (include the reference to that verse) that supports application of Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct of APA, and discuss how this Scripture supports 1 of the general principles.