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Henry E. Adams
Chapter 16: Ethical Considerations in Psychological Assessment
Assessment, as it relates to the field of psychology, serves an important function when working with others. Human beings by nature are intricately complicated, and assessment is a valuable tool that enables one to understand the many unique facets and ubiquitous dimensions of another individual. Carelessness or lack of knowledge in assessment sets the stage for encountering myriad problems and, in turn, can lead to detrimental consequences that jeopardize both the welfare of the individual being assessed and the psychologist performing the assessment. With this in mind, one should begin to reflect on the ethical considerations required of a psychologist who engages in assessment. This chapter is therefore dedicated to ...