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A Community Psychology of Ethics

Kenneth S. Pope

This article ("A Community Psychology of Ethics") was published in American Journal of Community Psychology, vol. 17, #3, pages 343-345.

ABSTRACT: Examines ethical responsibility in community psychology. Issues discussed include (1) difficulties in adapting ethical codes to the values, concerns, and language of community psychology; (2) the elusive nature of community psychology; (3) unforeseen effects of interventions; (4) the neccesity of assuming responsibility for the consequences of interventions; (5) the clarification of assumptions and values underlying any formal code of ethics; and (6) the creative nature of ethical decision making.

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