Moralna odpowiedzialność psychologa w środkach społecznego przekazu
The moral responsibility of a psychologist in mass media
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The article comprises a presentation of basic occupational tasks of a psychologist who works for the mass media. The matter of psychologist’s moral responsibility, linked with the level of his or her ethical consciousness, is of the great importance in this context since every psychologist, while performing certain occupational tasks, is exposed to numerous moral hazards. What is more, taking into consideration the importance of aforementioned moral responsibility, the issue whether a psychologist should make use of the Internet was also taken up and examined in the article. Other occupational problem concerns those psychologists who devote much effort to journalism. In this case particular attention was paid to psychologist’s responsibility for the advices he or she provides for the readers of different journals. Another kind of ethical problem is psychologist’s responsibility in the face of the truth in the media. It is worth mentioning that the aforementioned moral problems and dilemmas constitute only a few selected issues of a study covering a wide spectrum of topics.
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