The two major ethical considerations that are important to address are 9.02 - Use of Assessments and 9.06 - Interpreting Assessment Results. 9.02 - Use of Assessments is particularly important because the psychologist must consider the individual’s language preference and competence. As was noted in the initial case description, Brandon’s parents are both Polish immigrants, and Brandon spoke Polish in home until he attended junior kindergarten. Although he may not have an accent, his language preference should be noted as English may not be the language he is more comfortable using. 9.06 - Interpreting Assessment Results should also be considered. Brandon’s test-taking abilities should be highlighted, as he is suspicious and ambivalent towards the psychological testing. These feelings may negatively affect his test scores, as he may try to either hide how he truly feels, or lie to make himself seem better or worse. It should also be noted that there could be other client characteristics that affect his scores as well, particularly cultural factors.
Unfortunately, many employers have two avenues in the realm of privacy issues in which they can legally and “morally” use personality tests. “It should be noted, however, that two defense are available for employers in actions for invasion of privacy. The first is when the applicant or employee consents to the use of personality testing. The second is when the employer can show qualified privilege, meaning that testing results were disclosed as a necessity of making a job-related decision.” (Mello, 625) In many cases, these two options apply and privacy laws cannot restrict an employer from exercising such testing in the workplace or in the hiring and firing process because personalities are not a protect class under Title VII. Therefore, the next question is to determine if the action by the employer to use personality testing and emotional intelligence results is a good workplace ethic and if there are any employee ramifications for partaking in the activity.
Two ethical issues associated with psychological testing are confidentiality and informed consent. Confidentiality deals with keeping the patient or examinees information confidential and private. Leaking the examinee or patient’s personal information is a violation of what constitutes ethical practice because
Sara D’Esposito The job I have chosen to do my interview on is a sports psychologist. The responsibilities of a sports psychologist include the following things: evaluate what the client is in need of as well as evaluating their abilities; and observe athletic performance and behaviors that go with that; come up with different strategies that are going to help the client overcome whatever they are having a hard time with and putting these strategies into effect; putting an update on the athletes performance; seeing that the individual has the ability to develop as time goes on; working with a other psychologists, nutritionist, and physiologists; providing the individual with counseling and different kinds of workshops that go over the different
First, assume, with proof, that your intelligence is decided by tests. I thought that standardized testing was left behind in my teenage years. Multiple-choice tests and essay questions were to become a forgotten nightmare of our youths. But our “glorious government leaders” decided to prove me wrong! In under three years. Our lives have transformed into a
Every case is going to different, and all of these factors will not be used or given the same weight for every case. There are many mental health tests in which psychiatrists and psychologists use in their field today. So, we will only cover one of them as an example to show for the aforementioned factors. The Rorschach test is a projective test and is used for diagnosis of mental disorders and personality description. It is also inadmissible under Daubert, so we can conclude no other projective tests are admissible either. So, why is it not admissible? Let’s answer the questions listed earlier.
Test worthiness is utilized to determine if an assessment/test is appropriate or suitable to be used. The four criteria for an assessment consist of validity, reliability, cross-cultural fairness, and practicality (Neukrug & Fawcett, 2015). These characteristics should resemble a how a counselor should portray themselves in a Christian worldview because a Christian must be able to utilize testing in a trustworthy manner that would allow for critical thinking to make the best interpretation to treat and encourage clients/patients that is worthy of their humanity. It is important to be able to provide a testing that is consistent and accurate in able to provide an understanding that leads to a better conceptualization and treatment plan. Being
Have you ever considered what it would be like have a psychological screening before you were admitted in to a college or university? For me, that was never a thought when I was applying to colleges. After doing some research; I found that much like me, others found it odd and rude to even assess. One article stating in “quora.com”, “Discriminating students based on their prior attitudes”.
Intelligence tests are inaccurate to measures true ability of a person because genes affect how a person responds to their surroundings, the tests cannot measure the person biological makeup or his true potential for being “smart”.
On top of that, the costs of the tests themselves seem almost ludicrous to actually fund, especially since most of them are only done out of curiosity. However, despite its countless negative effects, unethical psychological testing still currently takes place, and doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. Though it is valuable to be knowledgeable about how our minds work, performing unethical practices on them in the name of “research” is not only targeting those who are unaware of the damage being done to them, but is also causing further psychological damage among those patients, along with a great economical
After taking all three intelligence tests, I am now speechless. Honestly, I failed all three tests and am going on my own personally development program. I grew up in a very poor community where the teachers were more concerned with getting a pay check than actually teaching. Every day I feel myself struggling with tests. However, I don’t feel that the community or the social class an individual grew up in is the only variable. It is also due to the individual’s work ethic and interests. For example even though I wasn’t taught many things I could have went out of my way and learned by myself. Also certain subjects might intrigue some one more then another. Just like this week’s response certain hobbies or cultural experiences may impact someone
Overall, taking the test was an interesting process - especially when I was truly curious about what kind of person I was just as all normal people did, and simultaneously I was analyzing “what trait this question is pointing to.” This dual thinking is that kind of joy only students in psychology would be so willing to have. I tried hard to pay full attention to internalize these statements and examine how true they were for me, and some questions did make me reconsider what kind of person I had become since last time I completed such a survey in freshman year. I was having a tough time when I took the survey, and the statements on neuroticism just kept me rehearse my negative feelings and doubts about my self concept appeared in those days. People always say I am an active, productive, and positive person, but the test tells a totally different story. It makes me curious about whether this actually reflected my states and blue moods in short term, or revealed the