Discussion Question: Objective vs Projective
Recall our consultant, Keith, from Module 1. Keith has been asked to conduct a psychological evaluation on an adolescent female. Her teachers and parents are concerned that her grades have been dropping and she has been acting out.
Keith is short on time and needs to complete his assessment quickly. He likes using the MMPI-A and decides to send a protocol home for the girl to complete. Once she returns it, he’ll score it and determine if the girl’s personality is somehow influencing her grades and behavior changes.
Refer to the Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct Standard 9 on Assessment (APA, 2010).
- What ethical concerns does Keith need to consider?
- As Keith’s colleague, what advice can you give him based on what you have learned about psychological assessment?
By Saturday, August 1, 2015, respond to the discussion question below. Submit your responses to the appropriate Discussion Area.