Ethical Guidelines

The Maltese Psychological Association recognizes its responsibility to participate in the assurance of ethical behaviour on the part of the psychologists. This responsibility is:

  • To members of society who become involved in the service, research and teaching activities of psychology, to the discipline of psychology, and to its own members, and
  • To society in general.


Assuring ethical behaviour includes:

  • The articulation of ethical principles, values, and standards,
  • Promoting those principles, values, and standards through education, peer modelling, and consultation,
  • Developing and implementing methods to help psychologists to monitor their ethical behaviour,
  • Adjudicating complaints of unethical behaviours and,
  • Taking corrective action when such action is warranted.