Ethical issues related to psychological testing. Ethical Issues in Psychological Testing Flashcards 2019-03-07

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6 Ethical Issues Related to Personnel Assessment and Selection

ethical issues related to psychological testing

Suspension of psychological services 11. Myers-Briggs can be helpful if taken honestly, and privately, under the supervision of a psychologist or other mental health professional. A few states have similarly adopted statutes to prohibit mandatory sickle cell screening as a condition of employment, to prohibit discrimination in employment against people with sickle cell trait, and to prohibit discrimination by unions against people with sickle trait. The science may not be quite there yet, but it is coming, Lowman predicted. Childress, Principles of Biomedical Ethics, 3rd ed. The Council of Ethical and Judicial Affairs of the American Medical Association has taken the position that it is inappropriate for employers to perform genetic tests to exclude workers from jobs. If disorders are highly likely and are treatable or preventable, many medical geneticists would overrule a patient's refusal to disclose, and would inform a relative.

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(PDF) Ethical Issues Related to Psychological Testing in Africa: What I Have Learned (So Far)

ethical issues related to psychological testing

Do you want to take a quick tour of the OpenBook's features? Oddly enough if you are a non-at will employee such as a government union empoyee refuse based off of potential discrimination. A few court cases have allowed physicians to disclose medical information about an individual in order to protect a spouse or potential spouse. Furthermore, is it fair or ethical to make selections based on qualities over which an individual has no control? The fourth, justice, requires that any benefit derived from psychological testing be made available to anyone. Autonomy is also the right of the individual to control his or her destiny, with or without reliance on genetic information, and to avoid interference by others with important life decisions, whether these are based on genetic information or other factors. The number of missing values was the highest for assessments that 1 used written stimuli, 2 had an open-ended answer choice, and 3 required an action response. King County Hospital 278 F.

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Ethical Issues in Assessment

ethical issues related to psychological testing

Furthermore, some people with a particular disability or genetic risk may view mandatory genetic testing for that risk or disability as an attempt to eradicate their kind, as a disavowal of their worth. A minute later, you get on it and it says that you weigh 208 pounds. There is sufficient computer memory on the cards to include genetic information about the person and, in the future, to include a person's entire genome. There is no evidence that a serious harm will result if autonomy is recognized, just as there is no evidence that mandating newborn screening is necessary to ensure that the vast majority of newborns are screened. Lowman ended with three quotations intended to provoke further thought. To help distinguish among them, personality profiles were created for each by assigning scores for six characteristics—enterprising, social, conventional, investigative, artistic, and realistic—and ranking those characteristics for each candidate. Various justifications have been offered for rules of privacy.

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(PDF) Ethical Issues Related to Psychological Testing in Africa: What I Have Learned (So Far)

ethical issues related to psychological testing

If validity is an ethical obligation, what are the appropriate paradigms for validating inferences from profiles versus individual variables? For this reason, third party administers or anonymous results are being used more and more. For this reason, the committee believes that federal prohibition of the type of conduct in the McGann case would be preferable. In interpreting cultural differences in personality traits, we should consider not only the experiences of people in different cultures, but also the measures adopted and the cultural orientations of researchers themselves. Even if irreparable harm were a possibility, New York Times indicates that an injunction should not be issued against the press unless such harm would come about directly and immediately. They may be causing psychological harm if they provide surprising or unwanted information for which there is no beneficial action the relative can take.

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Ethical Issues in Personality Assessment

ethical issues related to psychological testing

In addition, employers that self-insure may choose to restrict coverage under their insurance plans so as not to pay for care for existing employees. Moreover, it is not just the result of the test that raises concern about confidentiality. In all instances the review body should include people from inside and outside the institution, including community representatives, preferably consumers of genetic services. When people grant health care professionals access to them, they should retain the right to determine who else has access to the information generated in that relationship. The decision to make screening mandatory should require evidence that—without mandatory screening—newborns will not be screened for treatable illnesses in time to institute effective treatment e. The Stanford Prison Experiment - 1971 - The Stanford Prison Experiment and the Milgram Study show that although participating in an experiment is voluntary, the results may be disastrous. Ethical Analysis Autonomy can be defined as self-determination, self-rule, or self-governance.

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The Ethics of Workplace Personality Tests

ethical issues related to psychological testing

If it had a high inter-rater reliability, each time a different psychologist used the questionnaire and got the same answers from Kevin, he or she would come up with the same diagnosis. Rules of confidentiality appear in virtually every code or set of regulations for health care relationships. That psychologist has the same questionnaire. She asks the same questions and gets the same responses from Kevin. With regard to the content of the training programmes, students and in-practice supervisors expressed a need for greater preparation in test use before related practical experience takes place. New mechanisms may have to be developed to protect these rights. Lesbian, gay, and bisexual vocational psychology: Reviewing foundations and planning construction.

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The Ethics of Workplace Personality Tests

ethical issues related to psychological testing

In terms of the scope of services, training opportunities and perceived job opportunities for psychometrists seemed limited and despite the utilisation of the skills area in all the applied contexts, concerns related to the sectors being served were identified. This medical intervention has no immediate medical benefit for the newborn, and carrier screening of the parents could be obtained through other methods, even when as in the case of Duchenne muscular dystrophy and some other conditions they may not realize they are at risk. However, it is not always possible to gain informed consent. It's gotten so bad that even in the middle of a conversation, he sometimes forgets who he's talking to and what they are talking about. Psychological Testing: Principles, Naglieri, Jack A. There are additional benefits from voluntariness in newborn screening.

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Ethical Issues in Personality Assessment

ethical issues related to psychological testing

Interviewing, brain imaging, genetic testing and intelligence testing are just a few types of psychological assessments. The committee recommends that confidentiality be breached and relatives informed about genetic risks only when attempts to elicit voluntary disclosure fail, there is a high probability of irreversible or fatal harm to the relative, the disclosure of the information will prevent harm, the disclosure is limited to the information necessary for diagnosis or treatment of the relative, and there is no other reasonable way to avert the harm. A fetus may be found to have an autosomal recessive disorder, which occurs only if both parents transmit the particular gene. Finally, are these biological and genetic data sources really different in kind, conceptually and ethically, from cognitive ability, personality tests, and other psychological measures, or are they just something with which people are not yet familiar? Mandatory newborn screening should only be undertaken if there is strong evidence of benefit to the newborn from effective treatment at the earliest possible age e. However, two of these states now recognize it by statute. Because of the risk of stigma for the newborn, such pretest information should be provided to parents when they are informed about newborn screening. The difficulty in applying the traditional mechanisms for achieving informed consent should not be considered an excuse for failing to respect a patient's autonomy and need for information.

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