Integrity: honesty

Article 42         Avoiding deception

Psychologists must avoid deception in their Professional Activities. If temporary deception is unavoidable, psychologists must ensure that the resulting misunderstandings are resolved as soon as possible.


Article 43         No abuse of knowledge, skills or dominance

Psychologists may not abuse their psychological knowledge and skills or the dominance arising from their expertise or position.


Article 44         Listing of education, qualifications, experience, expertise and titles

Psychologists must be meticulous in listing their education and qualifications, experience, expertise and titles.


Article 45         Not raising unrealistic expectations

Psychologists must ensure that no unrealistic expectations are raised with regard to the nature, effects and consequences of their services.


Article 46         Source references

When presenting or publishing findings, psychologists must refer in an appropriate manner to the sources that they have used, insofar as those findings are not based on their own Professional Activities. This applies to both written and oral presentations and publications.


Article 47         Exercising due care in obtaining and reporting Data

Psychologists must exercise due care when obtaining and statistically processing Data and when reporting and explaining the results.