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What factors influenced the need to regulate the practice of psychology? Do you agree that it is important to regulate the practice of psychology? Why or why not?

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(1) What factors influenced the need to regulate the practice of psychology?

"To regulate the psychology profession means to control/title and practice within parameters laid down by provincial or state law (Sykes, 1976 as cited in Edwards, 1994, p. 66). In the United States, the practice of psychology is regulated by boards. Board members may be appointed and elected and include both lay members and psychologists. The key purpose of regulation includes:

? Protection from incompetent and unethical practitioners
? Determination of entry requirements for licensure
? Development, adoption, monitoring and enforcement of ethics and professional conduct
? Provide review of registrants or licensure competence
? Complaints and discipline ...

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This solution discusses factors that influenced the regulation of practices in psychology.

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