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Two ethical issues associated with 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 feel has had the largest impact on the field of psychological testing? Why?

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

Some of the most popular ethical issues in regards to psychological testing are the bias factor. This could be administering 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 between administer and participant. An example of administer bias is a school psychological assessment conducted by the psychologist who is employed by the school, and another may apply when the evaluation is funded by the parents or another third party (Koocher, G). Ethically there should be no difference in the school psychologist's behavior or results. For this reason third party administers or anonymous results are being used more and more.

Another ethical issue associated with psychological testing is dealing with informed consent. Informed consent is the full information given to the participant such as the purpose of the test, who will have access to the results, any risks to participants, and any costs or charges to them (Koocher, G). Psychologist, researchers, or even assessment administers sometimes may just want ...

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Quick essay answers to questions regarding ethical, legal, and history of psychological testing with references.

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