Other resources


The first book to mention is one produced by members of the Standing Committee on Ethics entitled 

Ethics for European Psychologists


This was published in 2008. A free download of the first chapter can be obtained from here


This is from the Hogfre website:

All psychologists need to know about and adhere to ethical standards and to be able to deal with ethical dilemmas. European national psychology associations have adopted EFPA’s European Meta-Code of Ethics as the basis for national codes – and thus for the standards applying to all psychologists in Europe. 

This book outlines and discusses the Meta-Code on the basis of practical examples and vignettes.The four ethical principles, Respect, Competence, Responsibility, and Integrity are covered in core chapters. Others give substance to underlying concepts, as well as practical advice and examples for ethical problem solving and for application of the code. 

Practicing psychologists can see how to put their daily practice on a sound ethical foundation and deal with challenging ethical dilemmas. The book will also be invaluable for teaching and training, in both basic courses and further education. 

In addition, it provides a basis for psychologists' associations to develop codes and guidelines, monitor national practice, and evaluate ethical complaints – and for users of psychologists’ services to see what ethical standards they should expect.


"This book was written by four eminent European Psychologists... As members of the European Federation of Psychologists Association (EFPA) Standing Committee on Ethics the authors are well aware of the ethical dilemmas facing practicing psychologists across Europe, regardless of their area of work - whether forensic, research, industrial, educational or clinical... This book is intended as a means to support the development of ethical practice by psychologists. It is practice orientated with 79 examples of situations giving rise to ethical considerations... Can any of us afford not to read it? It is quite simply essential reading."
Robert Riley in the Slovenian Journal of Psychotehrapy, 2009, Volume 3



Order it from Hogrefe website.


Coedited by Yesim Korkut, who is a member of the EFPA Board of Ethics:

It can be purchased from here

Publishers text below: 

The need for quality standards and rules of conduct concerning all aspects of the activities of psychology has long been acknowledged. In particular, over the last few years there has been a growing awareness of the need for and the advantage of internationally recognized ethical standards, particularly concerning research and practice and the well-being of individuals and societies. With this need in mind, this volume provides the most comprehensive assembly of facts and visions across the entire field of psychological ethics that one could imagine.

The Oxford Handbook of International Psychological Ethics is the state-of-the-art source for information on psychological ethics worldwide, and offers an inclusive international review of contemporary and emerging ethical issues within the profession and science of psychology. There is no comparable book on the market, notwithstanding the importance and timeliness of the topics to be covered. These include:

- a concise history of ethical standards of psychology
- cutting-edge developments and challenges in international psychological ethics, such as the search for universal ethical standards, ethical issues when working cross-nationally with immigrants and refugees, and ethical responses to security risks
- ethical developments and issues within specific geographical regions
- research utilizing the new media

With its broad scope and perspective informed by a synthesis of international scholarship and practice, this handbook will inform readers from around the world of existing and emerging issues and trends that confront psychological ethics.