Western Psychological Association

Code of Conduct

The purpose of this WPA code of conduct is to promote a healthy, safe, and enjoyable educational experience for all WPA convention attendees, and to encourage attendees to maintain the highest standards of professionalism while attending the convention. If WPA staff, officers, or representatives from the convention venue, should feel there are violations of the code of conduct, appropriate action may be taken, such as removal from any event, or restrictions on attending future conventions or activities.

You are expected to:

  • Show dedication to the educational nature and program timelines laid out in the convention submission requirements and guidelines.
  • Present the most contemporary literature and data appropriate to professional standards, and avoid all forms of plagiarism or misrepresentation of data.
  • Approach topics and colleagues with respect for diversity in all its forms.
  • Avoid disruptive, inappropriate, and harassing behavior both inside and outside all convention events (i.e., presentations, sessions, dances, other social events). This includes sexual harassment, such as unwelcome sexual flirtations or advances, and unwelcome comments or physical actions of a sexual nature.


We look forward to seeing you at the WPA convention!