The Scientific Foundation of Neuropsychological Assessment - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780124160293, 9780123914392

The Scientific Foundation of Neuropsychological Assessment

1st Edition

With Applications to Forensic Evaluation

Authors: Elbert Russell
eBook ISBN: 9780123914392
Hardcover ISBN: 9780124160293
Paperback ISBN: 9780323165426
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 12th December 2011
Page Count: 466
Tax/VAT will be calculated at check-out Price includes VAT (GST)
30% off
30% off
30% off
30% off
30% off
20% off
20% off
30% off
30% off
30% off
30% off
30% off
20% off
20% off
30% off
30% off
30% off
30% off
30% off
20% off
20% off
30% off
30% off
30% off
30% off
30% off
20% off
20% off
57.95
40.56
40.56
40.56
40.56
40.56
46.36
46.36
80.86
56.60
56.60
56.60
56.60
56.60
64.69
64.69
45.99
32.19
32.19
32.19
32.19
32.19
36.79
36.79
74.95
52.47
52.47
52.47
52.47
52.47
59.96
59.96
Unavailable
Price includes VAT (GST)
DRM-Free

Easy - Download and start reading immediately. There’s no activation process to access eBooks; all eBooks are fully searchable, and enabled for copying, pasting, and printing.

Flexible - Read on multiple operating systems and devices. Easily read eBooks on smart phones, computers, or any eBook readers, including Kindle.

Open - Buy once, receive and download all available eBook formats, including PDF, EPUB, and Mobi (for Kindle).

Institutional Access

Secure Checkout

Personal information is secured with SSL technology.

Free Shipping

Free global shipping
No minimum order.

Description

Neuropsychology is a specialized branch of psychology which focuses on the relationship between the brain and human functions including cognition, behaviour, and emotion. With an emphasis on a scientific approach which includes analysing quantitative data, neuropsychology follows an information processing approach to brain activity using standard assessments to evaluate various mental functions. This book examines the standardized battery of tests in neuropsychology, with a particular focus on forensic applications of these tests, suggesting that a united theory of assessment needs to be established. Bringing together multiple articles related to forensic neuropsychology, this book offers an exploration of the neurological and psychometric theoretical basis for standardized batteries as well as a comparison between flexible and standardized batteries. Ultimately, it is argued that a standardized battery of tests need to be used and explains the justification for the reliability of this approach, especially in relation to expert witness testimony. While doing this, formal procedures, including advanced mathematical procedures such as formulas and decision tree algorithms, are presented to be utilized in assessments.

With its thorough examination of the theoretical and practical applications of a standardized battery in neuropsychological assessment, this book will prove helpful to clinical practitioners and attorneys using assessment for their cases.

Key Features

  • Provides a unified theoretical basis for a standardized neuropsychological assessment battery
  • Shows the justification for using neuropsychological assessment in forensic applications
  • Offers practical examples which can be used to create a standardized assessment battery

Readership

Neuropsychologists, Lawyers

Table of Contents

Foreword (David Faust)

Section One: Introduction

1: INTRODUCTORY HISTORY TO SCIENTIFIC NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT (E.W. Russell)

2: THE NATURE OF SCIENCE (E.W. Russell)

Section Two: Theoretical Foundation of Neurological Assessment

3: THE NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL BASIS OF ASSESSMENT (E.W. Russell)

4: BRAIN FUNCTION ANALYSIS (E.W. Russell)

5: FORMAL ANALYTIC METHODOLOGY (E.W. Russell)

6: NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL BATTERY PATTERNS (E.W. Russell)

Section Three: Justification of Formal Procedures

7: THE FUNDAMENTAL PSYCHOMETRIC STATUS OF NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL BATTERIES (E.W. Russell, S.L.K. Russell, B. Hill)

8: JUSTIFICATION OF NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL BATTERIES (E.W. Russell)

9: THE ACCURACY OF FORMAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL METHODS (E.W. Russell)

Section Four: Application to Forensics

10: THE DAUBERT POSITION ON STANDARDIZED AND FLEXIBLE BATTERIES (L. Lambert, C. Aronovitz)

11: THE USEFULNESS OF A VALIDATED NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL TEST BATTERY (B. Kolitz, S. L. K. Russell)

Section Five: Formal Neuropsychological Methods

12: IN DEFENSE OF THE HALSTEAD REITAN BATTERY (E.W. Russell)

13: IN DEFENSE OF THE HRB – REVISITED (E.W. Russell)

14: IMPLICATIONS OF VOLUNTEER NORMS (E.W. Russell)

15: THE MAJOR HALSTEAD REITAN BATTERY NORM SETS (E.W. Russell)

Details

No. of pages:
466
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier
eBook ISBN:
9780123914392
Hardcover ISBN:
9780124160293
Paperback ISBN:
9780323165426

About the Author

Elbert Russell

Affiliations and Expertise

Retired Chief of the Neuropsychological Laboratory, VA Medical Center, Miami, Florida, USA