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Occupational socialization’s role in forensic psychologists’ objectivity


Abstract This report integrated quantitative and qualitative methods across two studies to compile descriptive information about forensic psychologists’ occupational socialization processes. We also explored the relation between occupational socialization and forensic psychologists’ objectivity. After interviewing 20 board-certified forensic psychologists, we surveyed 334 forensic psychologists about their socialization into the field. Results indicated that the occupational socialization processes of forensic psychologists, including socialization about objectivity, varied widely across time and situation as the field has developed. Moreover, three hypotheses regarding occupational socialization were supported. It was positively and significantl... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Neal, Tess M.S. / Brodsky, Stanley L.
Subject psycholog* / objectiv* / impartial* / mixed-method
Type Text
Language English
Identifier DOI: 10.1080/15228932.2013.863054
Rights All Rights Reserved
Citation Neal, T.M.S. & Brodsky, S.L. (2014). Occupational socialization’s role in forensic psychologists’ objectivity. Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice, 14, 24-44. doi: 10.1080/15228932.2013.863054
Note This research was conducted as part of the first author’s doctoral dissertation under the mentorship of the second author. The dissertation was supported by a Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement grant from the National Science Foundation (GR23141).
Collaborating Institutions New College of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
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