Comparison About ACM Code of Ethics and APA (American Psychological Association) Code of Ethics

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We’re here to post our discussion in comparing ACM Code of Ethics and APA (American Psychological Association) Code of Ethics. This is our result:

First, we know that ACM Code of Ethics:

    1. Contribute to society and human wellbeing.
    2. Avoid harm to others.
    3. Be honest and trustworthy.
    4. Be fair and take action not to discriminate.
    5. Honor property rights including copyrights and patent
    6. Give proper credit for intellectual property.
    7. Honor confidentiality

And, we these are APA Code of Ethics are:

  1. Beneficence and Nonmaleficence.
  2. Fidelity and Responsibility
  3. Integrity
  4. Justice
  5. Respect for People’s Rights  and Dignity

After we read them, we know that they have shared values in their code of ethics. The shared values are:

  1. Beneficience and Nonmaleficence

This value is covered in APA Code of Ethics (1), APA Code of Ethics (2), ACM Code of Ethics (1), ACM Code of Ethics (2), and ACM Code of Ethics (3). It says that they should strive to benefit those with whom they work and take care to do no harm. “Harm” means injury or negative consequences, such as undesirable loss of information, loss of property, property damage, or unwanted environmental impacts (in computing technology), or deep-dark-fear towards therapy (in psychology). They are aware of their professional and scientific responsibilities to society and communities, uphold professional standards of conduct, and manage conflicts of interest that could lead to exploitation or harm. As a psychologists they should aware and guard against personal, financial, social, organizational, or political factors that might lead to misuse of their influence because psychologists’ scientific and professional judgments and actions may affect the lives of others. It means about the honesty and trustworthy which is contained in ACM Cod of Ethic (3).

  1. Fidelity and Responsibility
    This value in APA Code Of Ethics (2) is also covered in ACM Code of Ethic (1). The point of this code of ethic is how to contribute to social and  must work in socially responsible ways.
  2. Integrity

Integrity is stated in APA Code of Ethics (3) and ACM Code of Ethics (3). The professionals seek to promote accuracy, honesty, and trustfulness in the science, teaching, and practice of computing machinery and psychology. In these activities, psychlogists and computer-professionals do not steal, cheat, or engage in fraud, subterfuge, or intentional misrepresentation of fact.

  1. Justice and Indiscrimination

This value, Justice, is covered in APA Code of Ethics (4)  and ACM Code of Ethics (4). Professionals in psychology and computing machinery recognize that fairness and justice entitle all people to access to and benefit from their contribution and to equal quality in the process, procedures,and services being conducted. The values of equality, tolerance, respect for others, and the principles of equal justice govern this
imperative. Discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, age, disability, national origin, or other such factors is an explicit violation of ACM and APA policy and will not be tolerated.

  1. Honor Confidentiality and People’s Right

APA Code of Ethics (4), ACM Code of Ethics (5), ACM Coe of Ethics (7), and ACM Code of Ethics (8) cover this value. Professionals respect other’s rights and worth of all people, and the rights of individuals to privacy, confidentiality, and self-determination. This includes intellectual rights such as patent, for example in methods used in a procedure. Computing and communication technology enables the collection and exchange of personal information on a scale unprecedented in the history of civilization. Thus there is increased potential for violating the privacy of individuals and groups, and this concerns ACM. APA, concerns with the privacy and confidentiality of psychologist client

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