The fourth edition of the Handbook of Psychological Assessment, provides scholarly overviews of the major areas of psychological assessment, including test development, psychometrics, technology of testing, and commonly used assessment measures. Psychological assessment is included for all ages, with new coverage encompassing ethnic minorities and the elderly. Assessment methodology discussed includes formal testing, interviewing, and observation of behavior. The handbook also discusses assessment of personality and behavior, including intelligence, aptitude, interest, achievement, personality and psychopathology. New coverage includes use of assessments in forensic applications.
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Part I. Introduction 1. Historical perspectives Gerald Goldstein, Daniel N, Allen, John DeLuca
PART II. Psychometric Foundations 2. How to develop an empirically based psychological test Cecil Reynolds & Ron Livingston
Part III. Assessment of Intelligence 3. Interpreting pediatric intelligence tests: a framework from evidence-based medicine Andrew J. Freeman & Yen-Ling Chen 4. The development, expansion, and future of the WAIS-IV as a cornerstone in comprehensive cognitive assessments James A. Holdnack
Part IV. Achievement and Interest 5. Aptitude and achievement testing Lynda J. Katz & Franklin C. Brown 6. Interest inventories Jo-Ida C. Hansen
PART V. Neuropsychological Assessment 7. Sources of error and meaning in the pediatric neuropsychological evaluation Michael D. Welier, W. Grant Willis & Mary Lynne Kennedy 8. Adult comprehensive neuropsychological assessment N. Allen & John DeLuca 9. Assessment in sports: psychological and neuropsychological approaches Ruben J. Echemendia, Frank M. Webbe, Victoria C. Merritt, Gabriela Gonzalez
Part VI. Interviewing 10. Clinical interviewing Daniel N. Allen & Megan L. Becker 11. Structured and Semi-structured interviews for children Christopher A. Kearney, Andrew Freeman, Victoria Bacon 12. Diagnostic and symptom interviews for adults Daniel N. Allen & Megan Becker
Part VII. Personality Assessment 13. Overview of multidimensional inventories of psychopathology with a focus on the MMPI-2 Carolyn L. Williams, James N. Butcher, Jacob A. Paulsen 14. The Rorschach Philip Erdberg
Part VIII. Behavioral Assesment 15. Behavioral assessment of children Ross W. Greene, Thomas H. Ollendick 16. Behavioral assessment of adults in clinical settings Stephen N. Haynes, William H. O'Brien, Joseph Keawe'aimoku Kaholokula
Part IX. Special Topics and Applications 17. Psychological assessment of the elderly 18. Forensic psychology: practice issues MacNeill Horton, Henry V. Soper 19. Fairness in psychological testing Zarui A. Melikyan, Anna V. Agranovich, Antonio E. Puente 20. Technological developments in assessment Robert L. Kane, Thomas D. Parsons
Dr. Gerald Goldstein was 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 had a Ph.D. degree in clinical psychology obtained at the University of Kansas.
Dr. Goldstein was 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 was a diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology in clinical neuropsychology. He had published extensively in the field of clinical neuropsychology, with particular emphases in the areas of alcoholism, schizophrenia, autism, and adult learning disability.
Daniel N. Allen University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV USA.
Daniel Allen uses clinical and cognitive neuropsychological approaches to study people with psychiatric and neurological disorders. His aim is to understand better how the brain supports complex cognitive activities such as memory, attention, and problem solving. His recent work has focused on understanding the considerable heterogeneity in neurocognitive function exhibited by those with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder by examining such factors as comorbid substance use disorders, endophenotype expression, negative symptoms, trauma and premorbid adjustment. He has also examined abnormalities in social cognition and emotion processing as core features of these disorders, and has developed a number of new methods to examine cognitive components of the emotion processing system. More recently, he has investigated neuropsychological and behavioral deficits associated with traumatic brain injury in children and adolescents.
Dr. Allen was recently elected president of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, and is a fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 40), National Academy of Neuropsychology, and Western Psychological Association. He is the director of the Neuropsychology Research Program at UNLV. He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of South Dakota in 1993.
John Deluca Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ, USA.
John DeLuca, Ph.D. is the Senior Vice President for Research at Kessler Foundation, a Professor in the Departments of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) Department of Neurology at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and a licensed psychologist in the States of New Jersey and New York. Dr. DeLuca devotes 100% of his time to research and training. He is currently studying disorders of memory and information processing in a variety of clinical populations including: Multiple Sclerosis, Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Traumatic Brain Injury. Dr. DeLuca's accomplishments include over 275 published articles, abstracts, and chapters in these areas. He is on the editorial board of several journals and serves as the editor for special issues of the journal NeuroRehabilitation on Multiple Sclerosis and for the journal Applied Neuropsychology on chronic fatigue syndrome. Dr. DeLuca is listed in "Who is Who in Science and Engineering, 1994-1995," and he is the recipient of early career awards for his research from both the American Psychological Association (Division 40: Clinical Neuropsychology) and the National Academy of Neuropsychology. In 2005, Dr. DeLuca received the Distinguished Researcher Award for the New Jersey Psychological Association. In 2017, he was awarded the Fred Foley Award for Best Practices in Mental Health and Multiple Sclerosis by the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers for his outstanding contributions to advancing research in the understanding and clinical treatment of cognitive impairments in MS. He serves as a member and chair for the Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellowship Committee in the Department of PM&R at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (formerly, UMDNJ-NJMS) and directs the post-doctoral fellowship program in Neuropsychology for the Department. He is also a member and past Chair of the IRB at Kessler Foundation. Dr. DeLuca serves on numerous committees for both national and international societies associated with Neuropsychology.