The Neuropsychology of Everyday Life: Assessment and Basic Competencies

  • David E. Tupper
  • Keith D. Cicerone

Part of the Foundations of Neuropsychology book series (FNPS, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Relevance of Clinical Neuropsychology to Everyday Function: Transitions from a Diagnostic to an Ecological Science

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. David E. Tupper, Keith D. Cicerone
      Pages 3-18
    3. Laetitia L. Thompson, Robert K. Heaton
      Pages 75-98
    4. William J. Haffey, Mark V. Johnston
      Pages 99-123
    5. Leila L. Hartley
      Pages 125-168
    6. A. John McSweeny
      Pages 185-217
    7. Paul L. Wang
      Pages 219-228
  3. Neuropsychological Analyses of Cognitive and Practical Competencies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. Daniel L. Schacter, Elizabeth L. Glisky, Susan M. McGlynn
      Pages 231-257
    3. Nathaniel H. Mayer, Edward Reed, Myrna F. Schwartz, Michael Montgomery, Carolyn Palmer
      Pages 259-284
    4. William J. Warzak, Jacquelin Kilburn
      Pages 285-305
    5. C. Alan Hopewell, A. H. van Zomeren
      Pages 307-334
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 335-348

About this book


For a period of some fifteen years following completion of my internship training in clinical psychology (1950-1951) at the Washington University School of Medicine and my concurrent successful navigation through that school's neuroanatomy course, clinical work in neuropsychology for me and the psychologists of my generation consisted almost exclusively of trying to help our physician colleagues differentiate patients with neurologic from those with psychiatric disorders. In time, experience led all of us from the several disciplines involved in this enterprise to the conclusion that the crude diag­ nostic techniques available to us circa 1945-1965 had garnered us little valid information upon which to base such complex, differential diagnostic decisions. It now is gratifying to look back and review the remarkable progress that has occurred in the field of clinical neuropsychology in the four decades since I was a graduate student. In the late 1940s such pioneers as Ward Halstead, Alexander Luria, George Yacorzynski, Hans-Lukas Teuber, and Arthur Benton already were involved in clinical studies that, by the late 1960s, would markedly have improved the quality of clinical practice. However, the only psychological tests that the clinical psychologist of my immediate post-Second World War generation had as aids for the diagnosis of neurologically based conditions involving cognitive deficit were such old standbys as the Wechsler­ Bellevue, Rorschach, Draw A Person, Bender Gestalt, and Graham Kendall Memory for Designs Test.


assessment clinical neuropsychology diagnosis neuropsychology psychiatric disorder psychology rehabilitation

Editors and affiliations

  • David E. Tupper
    • 1
    • 2
  • Keith D. Cicerone
    • 3
  1. 1.New Medico Rehabilitation and SkilledNursing Center of TroyTroyUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryAlbany Medical CollegeAlbanyUSA
  3. 3.The Center for Head InjuriesJohnson Rehabilitation InstituteEdisonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-8808-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-1503-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-0179
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