Social Science homework help. Week 1 – Discussion
Differences in Ethics
Your assigned reading this week explains the importance of distinguishing between the types of ethics (e.g., mandatory, aspirational, principle, virtue). Understanding these differences is the foundation to ethical practice. The more professionals are anchored in an understanding of ethics and relevant applications, the more likely they will effectively apply their understanding to ethical dilemmas.
Discuss the differences between mandatory ethics and aspirational ethics.
- What are the differences between principle ethics and virtue ethics?
- Which type or types of ethics are represented in your profession?
You are encouraged to explore any applicable professional codes of conduct, i.e., American Psychological Association (APA) or American Correctional Association (ACA). Explain why you believe this is the case.
Your initial post should be at least 300 words in length.
Resources for the assignment
Introduction: Types of Ethics and Ethical Decision-Making
Week 1 provides a foundational overview of professional ethics in cross disciplines. The readings for this week explore key theories, processes, models, and concepts related to ethical issues and professional practice. Key concepts, processes, theories, and models include ethical decision-making models, the levels of ethical functioning, moral principles, the steps involved in working through an ethical dilemma, and the role of self-awareness in ethical practice. The ethical decision-making written assignment challenges students to apply their understanding of moral principles, ethical decision-making steps, and the appropriate ethical code to an ethical dilemma.
American Psychological Association. (2017). Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct, Including 2010 and 2016 Amendments [Web page]. Retrieved from http://www.apa.org/ethics/code/ (Links to an external site.)
Jungers, C. M., & Gregoire, J. (2016, July 1). Authenticity in ethical decision making: Reflections for professional counselors. The Journal of Humanistic Counseling, 55(2), 99-110. doi:10.1002/johc.12027
Verges, A. (2010). Integrating contextual issues in ethical decision making. Ethics & Behavior, 20(6), 497-507. doi:10.1080/10508422.2010.521451