Readings in Clinical Psychology

Readings in Clinical Psychology

1st Edition - January 1, 1966

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  • Editor: R. D. Savage
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483225906

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Readings in Clinical Psychology illustrates the development of reliable and valid measures of behavior, and the skillful, expert use of modern statistical techniques for the analysis of data. These readings stress the importance of experimental and academic psychology as the basis of clinical psychology, and the need for behavioral research. This book is organized into five parts encompassing 44 chapters, and begins with an introduction to the history and role of clinical psychology. The following parts are devoted to the measurement of individual differences, treatment techniques, psychometric and statistical considerations and, finally, diagnostic and research problems. The last parts include articles on children, neuroses, psychoses, brain damage, old age, animal behavior and drugs. This book will prove useful to psychologists, social scientists, medical practitioners, and post-graduate applied psychology students.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword


    I. Introduction

    1. Clinical Psychology

    II. The Measurement of Individual Differences

    2. Experimental Method in the Psychological Description of the Individual Psychiatric Patient

    3. Construct Validity in Psychological Tests

    A. Cognitive Functions

    4. The Structure of Intellect

    5. The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children—A Review of a Decade of Research

    6. Research on the Wechsler Intelligence Scales for Adults, 1955-1960

    7. Raven's Progressive Matrices—A Review and Critical Evaluation

    B. Personality Characteristics

    8. Rorschach Methods and Other Projective Technics

    9. Statistical Methods Applied to Rorschach Scores—A Review

    10. The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory

    11. Validation and Intensification of the Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire

    12. The Maudsley Personality Inventory—A Review

    III. Therapeutic Techniques

    13. Some Issues Concerning the Control of Human Behavior

    A. Psychotherapy and Behavior Therapy

    14. General Principles of Psychotherapy

    15. The Effects of Psychotherapy—An Evaluation

    16. The Results of Psychotherapy with Children—An Evaluation

    17. Psychotherapy as a Learning Process

    18. Learning Theory and Behavior Therapy

    19. The Aetiology and Treatment of Children's Phobias—A Review

    IV. Psychometric and Statistical Techniques

    20. Sampling in Psychological Research

    21. Nonparametric Statistics for Psychological Research

    22. The Analysis of Variance in Psychological Research

    23. The Three Basic Factor-analytic Research Designs

    24. The Differentiation of Clinical Groups Using Canonical Variates

    25. Item Analysis in Relation to Educational and Psychological Testing

    26. Statistics for the Investigation of Individual Cases

    V. Diagnostic Problems and Research Techniques

    A. Child Behavior

    27. Developmental Studies in Perception

    28. Learning Theory and Child Psychology

    B. Neuroses

    29. Neurosis and Experimental Psychology

    30. Electrocerebral Activity, Extraversion and Neuroticism

    31. Psychoneurotic Symptom Clusters, Trait Clusters and Psychological Tests

    32. The Questionnaire Measurement of Emotionality

    C. Psychoses

    33. An Experimental Study of Schizophrenic Thought Disorder

    34. Personal Construct Theory—A Summary and Experimental Paradigm

    35. The Independence of Neurotic Depression and Endogenous Depression

    D. Brain Damage

    36. Validity of Some Psychological Tests of Brain Damage

    37. Disorders in Visual Perception Following Cerebral Lesions

    38. The Spiral After-effect as a Test of Brain Damage

    39. The Modified Word Learning Test. The Validity of a Psychological Test of Brain Damage

    E. Old Age

    40. Psychological Investigations of Cognitive Deficit in Elderly Psychiatric Patients

    41. A Paired-associate Learning Test for Use with Elderly Psychiatric Patients

    F. Animal Behavior, Drugs and Clinical Psychology

    42. The Definition and Measurement of Emotionality

    43. A Comparative Approach to the Evaluation of Drug Effects Upon Affective Behavior

    44. The Classification of Drugs According to Their Behavioral Effects


Product details

  • No. of pages: 822
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1966
  • Published: January 1, 1966
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483225906

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R. D. Savage

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