Are psychologists responsible for their behavior and choices outside their work environment? Give one example of a conflict outside of work that has potential repercussions at work.
Psychologists are required to act within a given set of ethical standards that demand a personal commitment to work and encouraging ethical behavior all the time. Due to this code of ethics, they are responsible for behavior and choices outside their work environment. It means that when they become aware of personal problems that might interfere with work, they must seek professional help. For example, psychologists with substance abuse problems should refrain from work until they can find a solution to this issue.