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Principles and Practice of Behavioral Assessment

  • Stephen N. Haynes
  • William Hayes O’Brien

Part of the Applied Clinical Psychology book series (ACPH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction to Behavioral Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Stephen N. Haynes, William Hayes O’Brien
      Pages 3-24
    3. Stephen N. Haynes, William Hayes O’Brien
      Pages 25-40
    4. Stephen N. Haynes, William Hayes O’Brien
      Pages 41-60
    5. Stephen N. Haynes, William Hayes O’Brien
      Pages 61-83
  3. Conceptual and Methodological Foundations of Behavioral Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Stephen N. Haynes, William Hayes O’Brien
      Pages 87-107
    3. Stephen N. Haynes, William Hayes O’Brien
      Pages 109-126
    4. Stephen N. Haynes, William Hayes O’Brien
      Pages 127-139
    5. Stephen N. Haynes, William Hayes O’Brien
      Pages 141-158
    6. Stephen N. Haynes, William Hayes O’Brien
      Pages 159-170
    7. Stephen N. Haynes, William Hayes O’Brien
      Pages 171-197
    8. Stephen N. Haynes, William Hayes O’Brien
      Pages 199-222
  4. Observation and Inference

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Stephen N. Haynes, William Hayes O’Brien
      Pages 225-263
    3. Stephen N. Haynes, William Hayes O’Brien
      Pages 265-292
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 293-348

About this book

Introduction

Behavioral assessment is a psychological assessment paradigm that emphasizes empirically supported, multimethod and multi-informant assessment of specific, observable behaviors and contemporaneous causal variables in the natural environment. The behavioral assessment paradigm stresses the use of well-validated assessment instruments and assumptions that social/environmental, cognitive, and physiological variables are often important sources of behavior variance.

The behavioral assessment paradigm has had a major influence on the field of psychological assessment. It has affected the way research on the causes of behavior disorders is conducted, the way treatment processes and outcomes are evaluated, and the way treatment decisions are made.

The goal of this book is to present the characteristics and underlying assumptions of the behavioral assessment paradigm and to show how they affect the strategies of behavioral assessment. Although all of the concepts and strategies discussed in this book are applicable in the research, this book focuses on the use of behavioral assessment to guide clinical judgements.

Keywords

assessment behavior stress

Authors and affiliations

  • Stephen N. Haynes
    • 1
  • William Hayes O’Brien
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Hawaii at ManoaHonoluluUSA
  2. 2.Bowling Green State UniversityBowling GreenUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-306-47469-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-0971-1
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-47469-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1566-7820
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