- Whose IQ Is It? Assessor Bias Variance in High-Stakes Psychological Assessment. McDermott, Paul A.; Watkins, Marley W.; Rhoad, Anna M. Psychological Assessment, Published online on Nov 4 , 2013. To request a copy from the first author, click HERE.
- Show Me the Numbers: Precision as a Cue to Others' Confidence. Jerez-Fernandez, A., Angulo, A. N., & Oppenheimer, D. M. Psychological Science. Published online on 6 Dec. 2013. To request a copy from the corresponding author, click HERE.
- False positives, or over-diagnosis, in clinical (and I would add forensic) practice
- Risks associated with pharmacological treatments of new conditions
- Neglect of larger structural issues and reduction of individual responsibility through medicalization
- Discrediting of psychiatry through the trivialization of mental disorders
- Efforts to eradicate conditions that are valuable or even desirable
- Psychiatry’s new manual (DSM-5): ethical and conceptual dimensions. Journal of Medical Ethics. Published online on 10 Dec. 2013. To request a copy, click HERE.
By the way, if you are in California and are looking for more ethics training, Zur and two of my former colleagues from the state psychological association’s Ethics Committee -- Michael Donner, PhD and Pamela Harmell, PhD -- are co-presenting at an interactive ethics session at the upcoming California Psychological Association convention. The convention runs April 9-13 in Monterey, and the ethics conversation -- “Ethics are not Rules: Psych in the Real World” -- is on Saturday, April 12.