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Sourcebook of Adult Assessment Strategies

  • Nicola S. Schutte
  • John M. Malouff

Part of the Applied Clinical Psychology book series (NSSB)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Nicola S. Schutte, John M. Malouff
    Pages 1-5
  3. Nicola S. Schutte, John M. Malouff
    Pages 7-32
  4. Nicola S. Schutte, John M. Malouff
    Pages 33-58
  5. Nicola S. Schutte, John M. Malouff
    Pages 59-116
  6. Nicola S. Schutte, John M. Malouff
    Pages 117-146
  7. Nicola S. Schutte, John M. Malouff
    Pages 147-245
  8. Nicola S. Schutte, John M. Malouff
    Pages 247-272
  9. Nicola S. Schutte, John M. Malouff
    Pages 273-281
  10. Nicola S. Schutte, John M. Malouff
    Pages 283-297
  11. Nicola S. Schutte, John M. Malouff
    Pages 299-332
  12. Nicola S. Schutte, John M. Malouff
    Pages 333-360
  13. Nicola S. Schutte, John M. Malouff
    Pages 361-371
  14. Nicola S. Schutte, John M. Malouff
    Pages 373-399
  15. Nicola S. Schutte, John M. Malouff
    Pages 401-452
  16. Nicola S. Schutte, John M. Malouff
    Pages 453-467
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 469-471

About this book

Introduction

Assessment is a topic that is central to psychology. In the case of clinical psychology, assessment of individual functioning is of keen interest to individuals involved in clinical practice as well as research. Understand­ ing the multiple domains of functioning, evaluating characteristics of individuals in relation to others (normative assessment) as well as in relation to themselves (ipsative assessment), and charting progress or change over time all require well-developed assessment tools and methods. In light of the importance of the topic, books, journals, and monographs continue to emerge in large numbers to present, address, and evaluate diverse measures. Keeping informed about measures, identifying the mea­ sures in use, and obtaining the necessary information for their interpreta­ tion make the task of Sisyphus look like a vacation. In this book, the editors provide information that eases the task remarkably. The overriding goal of this book is to provide concise, useful, and essential information about measures of adult functioning. To that end, this is a sourcebook, a format that is particularly noteworthy. The mea­ sures are presented and organized according to diagnostic categories, as derived from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV). The categories are broad (e. g. , substance-related disorders, anx­ iety disorders, mood disorders, schizophrenia and related disorders) in recognition that those who develop measures and those who use them in clinical research or practice usually do not have narrowly defined diagnos­ tic entities in mind.

Keywords

anxiety disorder assessment dementia eating disorder mood disorder psychopathology schizophrenia

Authors and affiliations

  • Nicola S. Schutte
    • 1
  • John M. Malouff
    • 1
  1. 1.Nova Southeastern UniversityFort LauderdaleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-1277-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-1279-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-1277-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-1221
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