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Assignment 1 1. Why does our society place so much emphasis on psychological testing? Our society place so much emphasis on psychological testing because it sets a guideline or norm. Psychological testing allows our society to have a set of standards by which to measure or compare cognitive, emotional and behavioral functioning. “A primary goal associated with behavioral assessments is the identification of potentially modifiable contextual features associated with maintenance of problematic behavior “(Follette, Naugle, & Linnerooth, 2000). With a defined set of standards we can identify abnormalities and work to find their etiology. 2. What is so appealing to Americans about psychological tests? Americans use psychological tests for many things. They help determine what classes a person takes, what colleges a person is admitted to, what jobs a person can obtain. Our lives are heavily dependent on test scores. From birth we are tested and compared with our peers. We are tested to
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