Developing a national code of ethics in psychology in Turkey: Balancing international ethical systems guides with a nation's unique culture

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Developing a national code for psychologists is a complex process that requires endurance and a proper understanding of not only contemporary needs but also cultural conditions. There are many issues to be considered carefully. It is better to look at code development beyond a text creation and rather as a process in which an ethics system may be created. In order not to merely repeat well-known codes, there are several steps that should be considered. This article intends to address the conflict between suitability to the larger ethical systems and creating an innovative text. As a recent example, the development of the Turkish Psychological Association (TPA) ethics code is presented. [PUBLICATION ABSTRACT]

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  • Culture and ethics
  • Ethics and process
  • Turkish psychological association code of ethics

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