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This Ethics Code applies only to psychologists' activities that are part of their scientific, educational, or professional roles as psychologists.
Areas covered include but are not limited to the clinical, counseling, and school practice of psychology; research; teaching; supervision of trainees; public service; policy development; social intervention; development of assessment instruments; conducting assessments; educational counseling; organizational consulting; forensic activities; program design and evaluation; and administration.
The Preamble and General Principles are aspirational goals to guide psychologists toward the highest ideals of psychology.
Although the Preamble and General Principles are not themselves enforceable rules, they should be considered by psychologists in arriving at an ethical course of action.
They strive to help the public in developing informed judgments and choices concerning human behavior.
Psychologists respect and protect civil and human rights and the central importance of freedom of inquiry and expression in research, teaching, and publication.When the sanction to be imposed by APA is less than expulsion, the 2001 Rules and Procedures do not guarantee an opportunity for an in-person hearing, but generally provide that complaints will be resolved only on the basis of a submitted record.