Behavior analysts encounter a number of ethical concerns when providing services. No matter the situation, behavior analysts are charged with the responsibility of maintaining a high standard of professional behavior. The Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) has established guidelines for responsible conduct for behavior analysts. Code 1.0, and its subsections, provides detailed guidelines regarding your responsibilities as a behavior analyst to the profession of applied behavior analysis. Reliance on scientific knowledge, competence, multiple relationships, and exploitative relationships are discussed in terms of your ethical conduct. Code 6.0, and its subsections, details your responsibilities to the profession with regard to maintaining scientific involvement in behavior analytic professional and scientific organizations. Your responsibilities as a behavior analyst go far beyond your professional service to your clients; your conduct reflects on the science and profession of behavior analysis as well.
- Select three subsections of Code 1.0 and provide an explanation of each.
- Based upon the three subsections of Code 1.0 you discussed, explain how those guidelines impact the reputation of the science and profession of applied behavior analysis (ABA).