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Business and Professional Ethics Journal

Volume 25, Issue 1/4, 2006

Andrea Ferrero
Pages 81-92

Professional Ethics in Psychology Facing Disadvantaged Social Conditions in Argentina

General health conditions are related to a great number of factors, including the socio-historical ones. As human beings are part of the social field, personality is also affected by them. Due to this, the main Ethics Codes of psychology, all around the world, remark in their preambles the importance of social responsibility in the practice and training in psychology. Argentina is confronted with several social problems that have severely influenced people’s mental health. In countries like Argentina, the ethical practice of psychology should respect what is explicitly stated in ethic codes about psychologists’ social responsibility, and psychologists should get more involved in promoting this issue in educational training and in national health policies.

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