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Ethics and Florida Law

1.  Operant Conditioning was the work of B.F. Skinner.
A) True
B) False
2.  Your State Board of Psychology is designed to protect
A) the professional psychologist.
B) the consumers of psychological services.
3.  The two World Wars did a great deal in both attracting larger numbers of people to the profession and also establishing it as a powerhouse in developing tests.
A) True
B) False
4.  The first part of the Ethics handbook clarifies that this is not a legal document.
A) True
B) False
5.  APA standards are designed to regulate the practice of psychology on all levels and to enumerate the possible violations of a psychologist.
A) True
B) False
6.  Psychologists are not only governed by APA but also by the State Board of Psychology in which they are licensed.
A) True
B) False
7.  The Board of Psychology can require you to surrender you license for ethical and/or legal violations.
A) True
B) False
8.  It is important to note that regardless of your behavior a patient may decide to sue you for malpractice.
A) True
B) False
9.  The development of an ethical practice may help you to avoid some of the more important pitfalls psychologists make.
A) True
B) False
10.  To be sued successfully for malpractice in a civil court, the patient must prove that you have breached the standard of care.
A) True
B) False
11.  You should not refer the patient when you have no experience or training in treating the presenting problem.
A) True
B) False
12.  The holder of the privilege has the right to read all information in his or her file with the exception of your personal notes which belong solely to you.
A) True
B) False
13.  Patient records should be kept in locked containers except when in use.
A) True
B) False
14.  Under Tarasoff, the psychologist has the duty to both warn and protect potential victims.
A) True
B) False
15.  Psychologists are required to keep notes on their patients for 7 years after the conclusion of treatment.
A) True
B) False