I have noticed that many of the parents who call me because their child was referred for psychological testing are surprised and uncertain about the reason for the referral. In addition, it is unclear to them how an evaluation can be helpful. This is the first in a series of blog posts aiming to demystify the process of psychological assessment and discuss the benefits of having a child evaluated.
Should psychological testing be done on humans or animals? Should humans be exposed to the traumatic effects of experimentation? Or should animals have to endure the suffering and altered living conditions that result from testing in psychology labs? Students will be compelled to answer these controversial questions and more after weighing both sides of the argument and analyzing a variety of sources on the subject.