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3rd Edition

Values and Ethics of Industrial-Organizational Psychology

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ISBN 9781032080246
March 7, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
616 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This foundational text was one of the first books to integrate work from moral philosophy, developmental/moral psychology, applied psychology, political and social economy, and political science, as well as business scholarship. The 3rd edition utilizes ideas from the first two to provide readers with a practical model for ethical decision making and includes examples from I-O research and practice, as well as current business events.

The book incorporates diverse perspectives into a "framework for taking moral action" based on learning points from each chapter. Examples and references have been updated throughout, and sections on moral psychology, economic justice, the "replicability crisis," and open science have been expanded and the "radical behavioral challenge" to ethical decision-making is critiqued. In fifteen clearly structured and theory-based chapters, the author also presents a variety of ethical incidents reported by practicing I-O psychologists.

This is the ideal resource for Ethics and I-O courses at the graduate and doctoral level. Academics in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management will also benefit from this book, as well as anyone interested in Ethics in Psychology and Business.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

I. Moral Philosophy and Psychology

2. Meta-Ethics

3. Normative Ethical Theories: I. Deontology

4. Normative Ethical Theories: II. Consequentialism

5. Normative Ethical Theories: III. Virtue Ethics

6. Moral Psychology: I. Moral Development

7. Moral Psychology: II. Taking Moral Action

II. Values

8. The Guiding Role of Values in Ethical Decision Making and Social Policy

9. Values and Value Conflicts in the Professions

10. The Contentious Role of Values in Psychology

11. Business Values

12. The Values and Ethics of Industrial-Organizational Psychology

III. The Responsible Conduct of Research

13. Research Ethics: Informed Consent, Confidentiality and the Use of Deception

14. Scientific Integrity

IV. Conclusion

15. A Model for Taking Moral Action

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Joel Lefkowitz is Professor Emeritus at the Baruch College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, USA, where he headed the I-O doctoral program from its inception in 1982 until 2009. He still regularly teaches the doctoral course in Ethical, Professional and Legal Issues for Psychologists, and is a Fellow of the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology, The American Psychological Association—Divisions 9 and 14, and the Association for Psychological Science.