- will be able to sketch the historical-philosophical background of ethics
- will understand and be able to apply the rules of the code of conduct of the Dutch Institute of Psychologists (NIP) in professional conduct;
- will be able to evaluate complaints about conduct of a psychologist according to this code;
- will be able to make judgments about the validity of the complaints, substantiated with valid arguments;
- will be able to globally compare the Dutch code with the codes of psychological institutes of some other countries.
During the lectures the historical-philosophical background of ethics will be discussed (briefly), the relevance of the code of conduct of the NIP will be explained and the principles and rules of the NIP code will be discussed.
In addition, students will be confronted with real psychology cases around ethical issues. In dyads and groups, these will be discussed. This will be done both during the lectures and, in a much more extensive way, during the practicals.
Furthermore, during the practicals, students may choose to present in dyads their view on a case and write a report on it. This may be seen as part of the exam.
Type of instructions5 lectures; 5 practicals
Type of examswritten exam; individual report and written intermezzo-tests
- Soudijn, K., Ethische codes voor Psychologen. Derde editie, Amsterdam: Nieuwezijds, 2015.