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Code of Ethics and Conduct (2018)

18 April 2018

This Code of Ethics is designed to guide all members of the British Psychological Society in their day-to-day professional conduct.

This code, which has been produced by the Ethics Committee of the British Psychological Society, focusses on four primary ethical principles:

  • respect
  • competence
  • responsibility
  • integrity

Each of these principles is described by a statement of key values and accompanied by a set of standards which lay out the precise forms of ethical conduct and behaviour which The Society expects of its members.

The previous edition of the Code of Ethics and Conduct can be accessed below:

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