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Hello, I would like some info on when the APA was founded and also info of when the APA adopted their first code of conduct. Thankyou in advance, Joyce Vanderberry
-- Joyce Vanderberry (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 11, 2002
See my article on this topic at http://psychclassics.yorku.ca/Special/Institutions/associntro.htm. See also Michael Sokal's article in American Psychologist (1992). The minutes of the preliminary (founding) meeting of the APA are also on-lien at http://psychclassics.yorku.ca/APA/. I'm afraid I do not know about hte first code of conduct. It probably came in when APA merged with the clinical organization (American Association of Applied Psychology?) in the 1940s.
-- Christopher Green (email@example.com), November 11, 2002.
The first report related to an ethics code was published as
american Psychological association, Committee On Ethical Standards (1949). Developing a code of ethics for psychologists; a first report of progress. American Psychologist, 4, 17.
All ethics codes appeared in the American Psychologist, with annual reports related to actions of the ethics committees. Usually these are in the August issue. The most recent ethics code will be published in the December 2002 AP.
-- Hendrika Vande Kemp (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 12, 2002.