Psychologists’ tests are designed to aid psychologists in distinguishing behaviors. There are many types, and administering psychological tests comes with its own array of benefits, challenges, and ethical considerations. Understanding the complexity of psychological testing, along with the multitude of testing options available, will provide you with a foundational background for this aspect of psychology.

Description of Research Methodology In this assignment, you will write an essay about the research methods and ethical implications of a social psychology study. You will get information about the study from one of the entries in the SPARQ “Solutions Catalog”, which is a web site maintained by Stanford University at https://sparq.stanford.edu/solutions?&&. SPARQ is an acronym for “Social Psychological Answers to Real-world Questions.” Each entry in the Solutions Catalog names a problem, and then offers a solution to that problem, based on a research study in social psychology. To keep this assignment short and manageable, your only sources for this assignment should be from the SPARQ site and your course materials, such as your textbook.
April 21, 2018
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April 22, 2018

Psychologists’ tests are designed to aid psychologists in distinguishing behaviors. There are many types, and administering psychological tests comes with its own array of benefits, challenges, and ethical considerations. Understanding the complexity of psychological testing, along with the multitude of testing options available, will provide you with a foundational background for this aspect of psychology.
Prompt: After reading Foundations of Psychological Testing Chapters 1 and 2, The Mismeasure of Man, and the APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists Standard 9: Assessment, consider how psychological tests differ and all the practical and ethical factors associated with them.
In your short paper, the following critical elements must be addressed:
• •How do psychological tests differ; what are the different types?
• •How are they used, in what settings are they used, and by whom are they used?
• •What are limitations of tests? How might testing be misused?
• •What are the legal and ethical issues related to testing?

 

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