Professional And Ethical Issues Mid-term Study Quiz

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  • 1. 
    This may be the essay question we'll be seeing tomorrow. Obviously, don't write a full essay response, but see if you can write down some bullet point arguments regarding what you'd write about if you saw this on the mid-term:"What factors might guide the role of psychologists in the future?"
  • 2. 
    Which of the following would be an unlikely setting for a school psychologist to work in?
    • A. 

      School

    • B. 

      Private practice

    • C. 

      Military

    • D. 

      Hospital

  • 3. 
    School psychologists' primary responsibility used to be _____________, for which they got the informal title of "gatekeeper".
    • A. 

      Assessment

    • B. 

      Intervention

    • C. 

      Consultation

    • D. 

      Research

  • 4. 
    There has been a push in the school psychology field to shift the responsibilities more towards services such as ___________.
    • A. 

      Assessment

    • B. 

      Intervention

    • C. 

      Teaching

    • D. 

      Diagnosis

  • 5. 
    Why are some psychologists opposed to the title of "school psychologist"?
    • A. 

      Now that school psychology is moving away from assessment, they're more like counselors than psychologists

    • B. 

      School psychologists work in a variety of settings, not just schools, so "school psychologist" is misleading

    • C. 

      School psychologists don't go through a 5-year program involving psychologist licensing, so they're not really psychologists

    • D. 

      There are several tracks to becoming a school psychologist, therefore it should have more than one name

  • 6. 
    _____________ was heavily influenced by Darwin and believed that some humans have characteristics that make them more fit than animals, and some humans are more fit than others.
    • A. 

      Sir Frances Galton

    • B. 

      Wilhelm Wundt

    • C. 

      James McKeen Cattell

    • D. 

      Lightner Witmer

  • 7. 
    ________ coined the term "consciousness".
    • A. 

      Sir Frances Galton

    • B. 

      Wilhelm Wundt

    • C. 

      James McKeen Cattell

    • D. 

      Lightner Witmer

  • 8. 
    _________ coined the term "mental test".
    • A. 

      Wilhelm Wundt

    • B. 

      James McKeen Cattell

    • C. 

      Lightner Witmer

    • D. 

      Alfred Binet

  • 9. 
    As a result of ___________'s address to the APA about his new "clinical method in psychology and diagnostic teaching", psychology clinics started popping up around the country.
    • A. 

      Cattell

    • B. 

      Hutt

    • C. 

      Witmer

    • D. 

      Binet

  • 10. 
    The first use of the term "school psychologist" (not definition of it) was by ___________.
    • A. 

      Hutt

    • B. 

      Witmer

    • C. 

      Walter

    • D. 

      Binet

  • 11. 
    The first definition of "school psychologist" (not just use of the term) was by ____________.
    • A. 

      Hutt

    • B. 

      Witmer

    • C. 

      Walter

    • D. 

      Binet

  • 12. 
    After WW1, psychologists began to specialize into new fields. Which of the following wasn't one of them?
    • A. 

      Adult psychotherapy

    • B. 

      Private practices

    • C. 

      Educational programs

    • D. 

      VA hospitals

  • 13. 
    1975 "Educations for All Handicapped Act" (PL 94-142) called for _____________.
    • A. 

      Lesser retarded children to have a right to education too

    • B. 

      Mandatory allowances for hearings before expulsion of children from schools

    • C. 

      More attention to the needs of handicapped and at risk infants and toddlers

    • D. 

      Free and appropriate education for all students with services appropriate to their needs

  • 14. 
    A focus on testing and referral-related responsibilities is typical of __________ functioning school psychology.
    • A. 

      Level 1

    • B. 

      Level 2

    • C. 

      Level 3

  • 15. 
    A focus on counselling children and direction interventions is typical of ____________ functioning school psychology.
    • A. 

      Level 1

    • B. 

      Level 2

    • C. 

      Level 3

  • 16. 
    A focus on consultation and indirect interventions is typical of ____________ functioning school psychology.
    • A. 

      Level 1

    • B. 

      Level 2

    • C. 

      Level 3

  • 17. 
    NASP promotes all school psychologists to function on Level 3, however, this is not a realistic goal-- why not?
    • A. 

      If all school psychologists functioned as Level 3s, no one would be left to do the assessment and diagnoses

    • B. 

      Many of the skills required to function on Level 3 require continued education and schools rarely give school psychologists time off for that

    • C. 

      School psychologists should not be required to be able to examine or evaluate research like licensed psychologists are able

    • D. 

      Master's level school psychology programs can't fit all of the required skills into such a brief time

  • 18. 
    A ________ functioning school psychologist might be given the responsibility of putting together a task force to evaluate tracking research pros and cons.
    • A. 

      Level 1

    • B. 

      Level 2

    • C. 

      Level 3

  • 19. 
    Which of the following settings is not correctly matched to it's relatively more dominant responsibility:
    • A. 

      Pre-school: consultation with teachers/parents

    • B. 

      Pre-school: indirect interventions

    • C. 

      Elementary: training teachers to work with special ed students

    • D. 

      Secondary: crisis intervention and counselling

  • 20. 
    Which of the following cannot be an immediate client to a school psychology?
    • A. 

      Student

    • B. 

      Classroom of students

    • C. 

      Administrator

    • D. 

      All of the above can be immediate clients

  • 21. 
    Which of the following is not an instance of SES impacting a school psychologist's role?
    • A. 

      Different levels of parental availability

    • B. 

      Different ratios of students/teachers

    • C. 

      Differing amounts of travel involved in the job

    • D. 

      Differing levels of student advocacy

  • 22. 
    NASP advocates a student to psychologist ratio of:
    • A. 

      1/2000

    • B. 

      1/1000

    • C. 

      1/100

    • D. 

      1/1900

  • 23. 
    Which of the following is a factor affecting the future of school psychology?
    • A. 

      Universal enrollment

    • B. 

      Family and community involvement

    • C. 

      Higher expectations for teachers via merit pay

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 24. 
    _____________ states "psychologists strive to benefit those with whom they work and take care to do no harm"
    • A. 

      Principle A: Beneficence & Nonmalficence

    • B. 

      Principle B: Fidelity and Responsibility

    • C. 

      Principle C: Integrity

    • D. 

      Principle D: Justice

    • E. 

      Principle E: Respect for People's Rights and Dignity

  • 25. 
    _________ states "psychologists establish relationships of trust with those with whom they work", and "psychologists uphold professional standards.... and seek to manage conflicts of interest that could lead to exploitation and harm".
    • A. 

      Principle A: Beneficence & Nonmalficence

    • B. 

      Principle B: Fidelity and Responsibility

    • C. 

      Principle C: Integrity

    • D. 

      Principle D: Justice

    • E. 

      Principle E: Respect for People's Rights and Dignity

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