The Psychologist’s Oath of Affirmation:


I hereby affirm that I shall discharge the responsibilities of my profession in a manner consistent with respect for the dignity and worth of the individual and that I shall strive for the preservation and protection of fundamental human rights; that I shall seek to increase knowledge of human behavior, to increase self-understanding and understanding of others, and that I shall use such knowledge for the promotion of human welfare; that I shall diligently protect the welfare of those who seek my services, and that I shall use my skills only in the furtherance of human welfare and the integrity of the individual; and that I shall well and truly recognize the traditions and ethics of the profession of psychology, and that I shall subscribe to these traditions and ethics freely and upon my honor. 


Adapted from Ethical Code of Psychologists and Code of Conduct

American Psychological Association


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