The field of psychological assessment has been undergoing rapid change. The second edition of this Handbook, published in 1990, appeared at the beginning of a decade marked by extensive advances in assessment in essentially all of its specialized areas. There are many new tests, new applications of established tests, and new test systems. Major revisions have appeared of established tests, notably the Wechsler intelligence scales. The time seemed right for a third edition, since even over the relatively brief period of ten years, many tests described in the second edition have been replaced, and are no longer commonly used. Furthermore, much new research in such areas as neuropsychology, cognitive science, and psychopathology have made major impacts on how many tests and other assessment procedures are used and interpreted. This third edition represents an effort to give the reader an overview of the many new developments in assessment, while still maintaining material on basic psychometric concepts in order for it to continue to serve as a comprehensive handbook for the student and professional.
For professional psychologists who do any form of testing or other kinds of evaluation such as interviewing or behavioral assessment. It would serve as an appropriate textbook for graduate students in professional psychology, including clinical, counselling, industrial, educational and neuropsychology. It would be of interest to some psychiatrists and educational specialists.
Preface. Introduction. Historical perspectives (G. Goldstein, M. Hersen). Psychometric Foundations. Development of a scientific test: a practical guide (M.C. Ramsay, C.R. Reynolds). Scaling techniques (M.D. Reckase). Assessment of Intelligence. Assessment of child intelligence (K.A. Beres et al.). Assessment of adult intelligence with the WAIS-III (D.S. Tulsky et al.). Group intelligence tests (R.W. Motta, J.M. Joseph). Achievement, Aptitude, and Interest. Achievement testing (L.J. Katz, G.T. Slomka). Evaluation of aptitudes (D.J. Reschly, C. Robinson-Zanartu). Interest inventories (J-I.C. Hansen). Neuropsychological Assessment. Comprehensive neuropsychological assessment batteries (G. Goldstein). Pediatric neuropsychological assessment examined (J. Holmes Bernstein, M.D. Weiler). Specialized neuropsychological assessment methods (G.J. Larrabee). Interviewing. Contemporary psychiatric interviewing: integration of the DSM-IV, managed-care concerns, mental status, and research (S.C. Shea). Structured interviews for children and adolescents (C. Edelbrock, A. Bohnert). Structured clinical interviews for adults (A.N. Wiens, P.J. Brazil). Personality Assessment. Objective personality assessment (E. Nezami, J.N. Butcher). Rorschach assesment (P. Erdberg). Behavioral Assessment. Behavioral assessment of children (R.W. Greene, T.H. Ollendick). Behavioral assessment of adults (S.N. Haynes). Special Topics and Applications. Testing and industrial application (R.D. Gatewood et al.). Psychological assessment of ethnic minorities (A.E. Puente, M.P. Garcia). Psychological assessment of the elderly (K.L. Dahlman et al.). Author index. Subject index. About the editors and contributors.
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Dr. Gerald Goldstein is a Senior Research Career Scientist in the Department of Veterans' Affairs and a Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. Formerly, Dr. Goldstein was a research psychologist at the Topeka Veterans' Administration Hospital, and a faculty member of the University of Kansas and the Menninger Foundation. He has a Ph.D. degree in clinical psychology obtained at the University of Kansas.
Dr. Goldstein is a past president of the International Neuropsychological Society, the National Academy of Neuropsychology, and the Division of Clinical Neuropsychology of the American Psychological Association. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology in clinical neuropsychology. He has published extensively in the field of clinical neuropsychology, with particular emphases in the areas of alcoholism, schizophrenia, autism, and adult learning disability.
VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System and University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Michel Hersen (Ph.D. State University of New York at Buffalo, 1966) is Professor and Dean, School of Professional Psychology, Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon. He is Past President of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy. He has written 4 books, co-authored and co-edited 126 books, including the Handbook of Prescriptive Treatments for Adults and Single Case Experimental Designs. He has also published more than 220 scientific journal articles and is co-editor of several psychological journals, including Behavior Modification, Clinical Psychology Review, Journal of Anxiety Disorders, Journal of Family Violence, Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, Journal of Clinical Geropsychology, and Aggression and Violent Behavior: A Review Journal. With Alan S. Bellack, he is co-editor of the recently published 11 volume work entitled Comprehensive Clinical Psychology. Dr. Hersen has been the recipient of numerous grants from the National Institute of Mental Health, the Department of Education, the National Institute of Disabilities and Rehabilitation Research, and the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology, Distinguished Practitioner and Member of the National Academy of Practice in Psychology, and recipient of the Distinguished Career Achievement Award in 1996 from the American Board of Medical Psychotherapists and Psychodiagnosticians. Dr. Hersen has written and edited numerous articles, chapters and books on clinical assessment.
Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon, U.S.A.