Personal Ethical Codes Essay

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Personal Ethical Codes
     This is really the first time I’ve been asked to give description of the ethical codes I live by, so I’ll narrow them down the best I can. This papers main theme is “My ethical codes,” but I want to show you how I plan to conduct myself in and out of the publics’ eyes as a student and in the future a psychologist.
I will conduct myself as an ethical person in public and in my personal life. Vocalizing and pondering on ideas without prejudice, judgment, or predetermined notions of any persons’ ability, disability, religious beliefs, learning style, age, socioeconomic status, social or professional standing, gender, race, and ethnicity. Intend to conduct myself in an open-minded manner
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I will practice to the best of my ability to entertain the thoughts of all my future clients and current acquaintances without bias to predetermined beliefs or shadows of conflicting values, morals and/or judgments. Holding their feelings to the highest degree of respect and putting my beliefs below theirs. I will promote ethical thinking and living among those whose paths I encounter in all walks of life, by conducting myself in such a manner as to set the example.
I will in good faith respectfully negotiate with administrators, policy-makers, legislators and others involved in creating rules, codes, laws, expenditures, environments, programs and policies that affect the province of psychology for the benefit of my clients, and in accordance with my personal philosophy on dealing with psychological issues. I will actively request feedback from clients, colleagues, friends, ministers and others on whom my actions may bear consequences in regard to my moral, value and ethical beliefs and practices, and I will hold myself accountable for all my actions.
I will remain conscious that I will be representing a profession that is a fundamental element of human life. According to my philosophical beliefs, and I will conduct all my affairs in such a manner that will remain true to my morals and values as a person and as a student and soon enough a highly educated psychologist. I will, with great care,

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