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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 6: The Mismeasure of Psychologists: A Review of the Psychometrics of Licensing Requirements
The Mismeasure of Psychologists: A Review of the Psychometrics of Licensing Requirements
The U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (1977) defines licensing as follows:
A process for which an agency of government grants permission to an individual to engage in a given occupation upon finding that the applicant has attained the minimal degree of competence required to ensure that the public health, safety and welfare will be reasonably well protected. (p. 4)
All 50 states require individuals to become licensed before practicing psychology, although specific requirements vary from state to state (Association of State and Provincial Licensing Boards, ...