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Legal and ethic issues to consider in psychological testing

1. What are at least two ethical issues associated with psychological testing? What impact do these issues have on the field of psychological testing?

2. What are at least two legal issues associated with psychological testing? How do these issues affect the field of psychological testing?

3. Which court case do you fell has had the largest impact on the field of psychological testing?

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For the first two questions there are a skew of answers. The most popular ethical issues in regards to psychological testing is the bias factor. This could be administer bias, data entry bias or participant bias. Administer bias is when the person conducting the testing either has a bias about the participant by then changing the questions or eliminating some based upon this bias. In the past it has been linked to racially and social economic differences ...

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This is a brief 300 word explanation of a few legal and ethical issues in psychological testing. It discusses different biases and legal considerations.

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