TAMU PSYC 371 - Police Psychology (5 pages)

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Discussion of Psychological Evaluations for police candidates


Lecture number:
4
Pages:
5
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
Texas A&M University
Course:
Psyc 371 - Forensic Psychology

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PSYC 371 1st Edition Lecture 4 Outline of Last Lecture I Correlational Methods a Limitations of Correlational Analysis II Experimental Method a Internal vs External validity III Quasi Experiments IV What do Forensic Psychologists do a Applied Science i Expert witnesses V Admissibility of Psychological Testimony a Frye Standard b Daubert vs Merrell Dow 1993 c Daubert Standard i Falsifiability ii Peer Review iii Reliability iv Acceptance VI Expert Witness VII Mental Health Professional in the Courts VIII Hired guns Charlatans and Voodoo Psychobabble IX Perceived Objectivity and Neutrality a The conduit educator b The advocate c The hired gun d The 4th cell Outline of Current Lecture X Psychological Evaluation of Police Candidates a Purpose b Outcomes of Evaluation XI How applicants are evaluated a Structured Interviews b Situational Tests c Psychological Tests XII Personality Assessment Inventory XIII PAI Antisocial Scale and Subscales a Antisocial Behaviors ANTA b Egocentricity ANTE c Stimulus Seeking ANTS XIV Weiss et al 2004 2005 XV Validity Scales PAI a Negative Impression Management b Positive Impression Management c Inconsistency d Infrequency XVI Hostage Negotiation a Hostage Situations b Non Hostage Situations XVII Goals of Crisis Intervention a Behavioral Change Stairway Model b Empathy c Rapport d Influence e Behavioral Change XVIII Stress and the Police Current Lecture Candidates for peace officer position might go thru psych evaluations Psych evaluations try to determine if candidates have good judgment Purpose is to protect departments form risk and bad exposure Psychological Evaluation of Police Candidates Routine by the 1990 s Eliminate candidates least suited for police work o Not looking for the best officer just the candidates that can cause liability to the police departments Difficult to categorize indviduals as most psychologically fit or ideal o Outstanding person would be a perfect fit fot the job o Fine satisfactory someone with not a lot of



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