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Forensic Psych quiz 2
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a forensic psychologist who has been appointed by family court to provide emotional support during a divorce proceeding is playing the role of
why are family courts often considered dangerous places for court officers, personnel, and participants?
the issues involve a high degree of emotion and stress
who makes the custody decision in the majority of divorce cases involving dependent children
who governs the rules for obtaining a divorce?
research suggests that ____ are the most common examiners involved in custody evaluations
in order to qualify as illegal, sexual harassment must be
severe and pervasive
the standard for determining child custody which presumes that the child is best left in the care of the mother is called the
tender years doctrine
what is the most common custody arrangement in the US?
what significant change occurred in child custody evaluations between 1997 and 2008?
an increase in projective instruments that didn't meet the Daubert standard
what is the criticism of many testing instruments that are used for custody evaluations?
their reliability has not been demonstrated
which of the following is correct about termination of parental rights?
termination is rare and requires exceptional circumstances
according to the least detrimental alternative standard, psychological knowledge can best be used in child custody arrangements by helping to determine which
custody arrangement will do least harm
a proven wrongful act that may be subject to recoverable damages in a civil lawsuit is called a(n)
deterring the defendant from further harmful action and to discouraging others from committing similar harmful acts in the future are the main goals of ____ damages
which type of capacity is often evaluated retrospectively?
what is the standard of proof for most civil cases?
preponderance of evidence
the procedure for assessing testamentary capacity is similar to a
psychologists evaluating plaintiffs who allege they have suffered harm are advised to focus on ____ in their reports rather than ____
functional impairments; psychiatric diagnosis
research suggests that most problematic element of informed consent is
a psychological test used for a personal injury claim cannot determine
whether an injury is derived from personality factors
research by Butcher and Miller suggests that the ____ is superior to other psychological instruments used in personal injury litigation
Which controversial type of outpatient civil commitment is designed for individuals who don't qualify for the dangerousness standard by need treatment to prevent further deterioration?
compared to sexual harassment, gender harassment
doesn't necessitate unwelcome sexual advances
why must psychologists be especially cautious when assessing the need for involuntary civil commitment?
civil commitment involves the loss of many freedoms
a case-blind consultant is typically perceived as more _____ than a trial consultant
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