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The Handbook of Professional Ethics for Psychologists considers the compatibility of science and morality. Challenging readers to question the fundamental philosophical values of professional psychology, the editors and contributors inspire the ethical impulse and encourage active moral leadership. An essential reference for professional and academic psychologists and counselors, the Handbook of Professional Ethics for Psychologists is also an exceptional primary or supplementary reader for graduate students enrolled in courses on Ethics in Psychology and Ethics and Professional Concerns and for anyone considering the compatibility of science and morality.
Chapter 16: Ethical Considerations in Psychological Assessment
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 ...