Ethical Dilemmas

1.) A parent wants their child in a gifted/accelerated program, he/she offers the psychologist a payoff incentive to ensure that the scores exceed the selection criteria.
2.) The psychologist is bias in custody/divorce cases and offers preferential treatment in their court reports to one parent causing the court to select that parent for primary or sole custody.
3.) A psychologist lives in a rural area and often lacks funding to update the assessment tools used, most inventories are not culturally sensitive or were not developed/standardized/normed for the clients’ dominant language.
4.) A clinician often tests in unsuitable conditions by having clients that are not comfortable with technology or computer assessments, the examiner often conducts testing without breaks or reading the instructions, he/she allows untrained staff to administer tests, and testing rooms are unacceptable i.e. hot/cold/rooms or construction noise outside the building.

Write a 5-7 page essay incorporating the following elements based on your findings:

Discuss the ethical case scenario and applicable qualities that relate to the APA ethical codes.
Write your own critical review on the infractions and your analysis on how to address the problems noted.
Take an affirmative position on whether or not these ethical challenges affect the validity of the case, and if there are additional test biases noted.

Sample Solution

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