Canadian Psychology

This journal covers general mental health issues through news, research and practitioners.

Articles from Vol. 35, No. 2, April

Application of the CPA Code of Ethics in Planning Field Research: An Organizational Case (Canadian Psychological Assn)
AbstractCanadian psychologists have a new code of ethics. Demonstrations of the code's use have thus far have concentrated on its application in traditional areas. The present paper demonstrates its proactive use in planning field research by delineating...
Application of the CPA Code of Ethics: Towards Integrating the Science and Practice of Psychology (Canadian Psychological Assn)
O'Neill (1990) has written that at the heart of an ethical dilemma lies a conflict between competing values. In the case of field research, the dilemma often involves competing principles derived from different value systems, "such as an ethical code...
Freedom and Civilization: When More Is Less
AbstractHuman freedom is seen as a negotiated meaning, constructed in a particular social and historical context, and explicated through personal narrative. Some brief examples of meanings - in - transition are presented, together with more extensive...
Narrative Processes in Psychotherapy
AbstractThe concept of narrative, its various definitions and its role in the process of meaning construction in psychotherapy is reviewed. Despite the current theoretical interest in this area, we lack a shared understanding of what the term narrative...
Organizational Structures and Service Delivery in Nova Scotia (Clinical Psychologists' Services)
AbstractAlthough areas of clinical service in Nova Scotia appear to be expending beyond traditional mental health, there has been little study of the degree to which organizational structures have evolved to keep pace. This study surveyed clinical settings...
Some Similarities and Differences among Phenomenological and Other Methods of Psychological Qualitative Research
Abstract This paper compares the research method of phenomenological psychology to other qualitative research methods such as ethnography, participant observation, grounded theory, dramaturgical interviewing and content analysis. An attempt is made...
The Changing Character of Phenomenological Psychology
AbstractThe methodologies of Husserlian and contemporary phenomenological psychology are compared. The Husserlian project was an a priori, descriptive, intuitive inquiry into the universal, necessary structures of intentional phenomena. Contemporary...
Using the CPA Code of Ethics in I/O Psychology (Canadian Psychological Assn)
Harvey's paper on using the Canadian Psychological Association's (CPA) Canadian Code of Ethics for Psychologists (hereafter called the Code) (1986) in an organizational case provides the opportunity for several comments. First, I agree with his point...
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