Psychology Discussion Essay Assignment on Assessment and Ethics

Assessment and Ethics
A lot has changed in the field of applied behavior in relation to the ethical codes and the high standards our practitioners are held to. In this discussion, reflect on the development of this progress.

Discuss what used to happen in the 1960s when assessments were not conducted prior to conducting treatment.
Describe what the field would look like today if assessments were not an important part of the process.
Response Guidelines
Read the posts of your peers and respond to one. Your response should be substantive and demonstrate your understanding of the material. What aspects of the post do you like or agree with? Are there areas that are not clear? Did the post spark questions that you would like to ask your peer? In this, and in all of your courtroom posts, be sure to keep your tone scholarly, respectful, and professional.

Learning Components
This activity will help you achieve the following learning components:

Explain the importance of ethics in the assessment process.
Learner Guidelines for Evaluation of Discussion Contributions
All discussion contributions will be read by your instructor each week. The instructor will provide feedback to you regarding your discussion postings. Expecting that every discussion posting and response contain all of the attributes of an exemplary discussion posting is setting a high standard for both you and the instructor. This level of high performance is the standard expected of graduate learners at Capella.

Attributes of an Exemplary Discussion Contribution or Response:
The discussion contribution or response clearly addresses the content issue(s) presented by the question.
The discussion contribution or response includes the appropriate level(s) of critical analysis.
The discussion contribution or response includes pertinent course and disciplinary concepts, theories, or materials, and applies them correctly.
The discussion contribution or response provides validation and support by including relevant examples and supporting evidence, as appropriate.
The discussion contribution or response stimulates fellow learners to clarify, extend, and strengthen their dialogue.
The discussion contribution or response is concise, clearly organized, and well structured.
The discussion contribution or response uses grammar, usage, and mechanics expected of graduate-level composition and expression.
All citations and references adhere to APA 6th edition style.
The discussion contribution or response fosters collaboration with fellow learners and communicates in a manner that respects the dignity and integrity of fellow learners and the instructor.
The discussion response meaningfully supplements and extends consideration of the topic by including one or more of the following: new information, questions, constructive or corrective feedback, or alternative viewpoints.