Psychological Ethics

782 Words Jul 27th, 2013 4 Pages
Introduction
Ethics are an essential part of the administration of psychological tests. Psychological tests are an important tool in terms of many professions in an array of settings such as in clinical psychology, education, and even business. However, misuse of psychological test by the administrators is a constant and troubling issue that has the potential to harm the individuals involved and even society as a whole. For test takers, the misuse of a psychological test could result in improper diagnoses or inappropriate decision making. The misuse of tests reflects very poorly on the professional organizations along with highly trained test users and overall will result in poor decisions that may harm society in both an economic and
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The right to know who will have access to test data and the right to confidentiality of test results, the test takers will be acknowledge about the person who will be in charge of their results.
Labeling
Labels may affect ones access to help. Labeling someone shyness may be self-fulfilling prophecy .Because some people may not be able to change their shyness or may see their shyness as a positive impact in their lives even though the test results shows that shyness have negative impact on their success.
Labels may imply a person is not responsible, may increase the risk that the person labeled will feel passive. In view of potentially negative affects of labeling a person should have the right not to be labeled.
Invasion of privacy.
Informed consent
Self-determination is a right to every individual which means that individuals are entitled to receive complete explanations in regards to why exactly they are being tested as well as how the results of the test will be used and what their results mean. These complete explanations are commonly known as informed consent and should be conveyed in such a way that is straight-forward and easy for examinees to understand. Student may give his/her their consent because he/she does not fully understand what the research will involve. Having taken part, he/she is in a better position to give their informed consent and if necessary exercise the right to withdraw. While conducting the
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