Behavioural Ethics

Expiry Date
: 31/01/2026
CPD Units
: 3.00 Points
: 3.5/4

This article looks are behavioural ethics, and what can affect an individual in terms of making an ethical decision.

Keywords: Behavioral Ethics: Ethical Practice Is More Than Memorizing Compliance Codes

Reading material:

Educational Objectives

Educational Aim:
The aim of this article is to highlight the factors and biases (both conscious and unconscious) and how they can affect ethical decision-making. 

Editor's comments:
It is always important to be aware of our own unconscious biases so that we can actively make sure we are making ethical decisions. This article also reports that the group may not always make the ethically correct choice, but that generally others will go along with the decisions – to simply remain a part of the group. It is important to be able to speak out and challenge decisions, especially when there is an ethical dilemma.

Educational Outcomes:
Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of:

  1. Codes of conduct 
  2. Theories of ethical behaviour -Consequentialism, Deontology, Virtue theory.
  3. Behavioural Ethics -self-serving bias, Incrementalism, Framing, Obedience to authority, overconfidence bias,  
  4. Factors that contribute to making an unethical decision
  5. The role of culture on ethical decision making.

Instructions for this Module

  • Read the supplied reading material and complete the quiz that follows;
  • You have three attempts to pass the quiz;
  • The pass grade is 70%;
  • You need to pass the quiz to claim your CPD certificate;
  • Please click on the CPD certificate link below to claim your CPD certificate and to update your CPD Manager.

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