Oxford Handbook of Personality Assessment

Hardcover | July 28, 2009

EditorJames N. Butcher

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As one of psychology's oldest fields, personality assessment is one of the most extensively studied subsets of contemporary psychology. The Oxford Handbook of Personality Assessment synthesizes new and existing literature with clinical practice to provide a comprehensive volume on contemporarypersonality assessment, including its historical developments, underlying methods, applications, contemporary issues, and assessment techniques. This handbook, part of the Oxford Library of Psychology, addresses both the historical roots of personality assessment and the evolution of itscontemporary methodological tenets, thus providing a foundation for the handbook's other innovative focus: the application of personality assessment in clinical, personnel, and forensic assessments. With a wealth of respected international contributors and unequalled breadth of content, the Oxford Handbook of Personality Assessment offers an authoritative and field-encompassing resource for researchers and clinicians from across the medical health and psychology disciplines (i.e., clinicalpsychology, psychiatry, and social work) and would be an ideal text for any graduate course on the topic of personality assessment.

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As one of psychology's oldest fields, personality assessment is one of the most extensively studied subsets of contemporary psychology. The Oxford Handbook of Personality Assessment synthesizes new and existing literature with clinical practice to provide a comprehensive volume on contemporarypersonality assessment, including its histo...

James N. Butcher is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota. He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1964. He has devoted much of his career to personality assessment, abnormal psychology, cross-cultural personality factors, and comp...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:816 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:July 28, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. James N. Butcher: Clinical Personality Assessment: History, Theoretical Bases, Contemporary Models, and Practical ApplicationsPart One: Genetic and Cultural Perspectives2. Susan C. South, Robert F. Krueger, and Kristian E. Markon: Behavior Genetic Perspectives on Clinical Personality Assessment3. Fanny M. Cheung: The Cultural Perspective in Personality AssessmentPart Two: Methodological and Conceptual Factors and Psychometric Considerations4. Fritz Drasgo, Oleksandr S. Chernyshenko, and Stephen Stark: Test Theory and Personality Measurement5. Gregory T. Smith and Tamika C. B. Zapolski: Construct Validation of Personality Measures6. Kurt F. Geisinger and Janet F. Carlson: Standards and Standardization7. Michelle Boisvert Ranson, David S. Nichols, Steven V. Rouse, and Jennifer Harrington: Changing or Replacing an Established Personality Assessment Standard: Issues, Goals, and Problems, with Special Reference to Recent Developments in the MMPI-28. Stephen E. Finn: Incorporating Base Rate Information in Daily Clinical Decision Making9. Allan R. Harkness: Theory and Measurement of Personality Traits10. James N. Butcher, Julia N. Perry, and Brooke L. Dean: Computer-Based Interpretation of Personality ScalesPart Three: Personality Assessment Procedures and Instruments11. Martin Leichtman: Behavioral Observation12. Robert Craig: The Clinical Interview13. Stephen N. Haynes, Dawn T. Yoshioka, Karen Kloezeman, and Iruma Bello: Clinical Behavioral Assessment: Identifying and Explaining Behavior Problems in Clinical Assessment14. Andrew C. Cox, Nathan Weed, and James N. Butcher: The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI-2): History, Interpretation, and Clinical Issues15. Irving B. Weiner and Gregory J. Meyer: Personality Assessment with the Rorschach Method16. Paul Costa and Robert R. McCrae: The Five-Factor Model and the NEO Inventories17. Edward I. Megargee: The California Psychological Inventory18. Thomas A. Widiger and Sara E. Boyd: Assessing Personality Disorders19. Angus W. McDonald, III, and Jessica A. Hurdelbrink: Functional Imaging in Clinical Assessment? The Rise of Neurodiagnostics with the FMRIPart Four: Specific Populations20. Sumie Okazaki, Mimi Okazaki, and Stanley Sue: Clinical Personality Assessment with Asian Americans21. Bernadette Gray-Little: The Assessment of Psychopathology in Racial and Ethnic Minorities22. Judith Worell and Damon Ann Robinson: Issues in Clinical Assessment with Women23. Carlton S. Gass: Use of the MMPI-2 in Neuropsychological Assessment24. Douglas K. Snyder, Richard E. Heyman, and Stephen S. Haynes: Assessing Couples25. Edward J. Cumella and Jennifer Lafferty O'Connor: Assessing Adolescents with the MMPI-APart Five: Specific Settings and Problems26. Ronald A. Stolberg and Bruce Bongar: Assessment of Suicide Risk27. Joseph A. Banken and Roger L. Greene: Use of Self-Report Measures in Assessing Alcohol and Drug Abuse28. Edwin I. Megargee: Understanding and Assessing Aggression and Violence29. Carl B. Gacono and J. Reid Meloy: Assessing Antisocial and Psychopathic Personalities30. James N. Butcher, Donald K. Gucker, and Lowell W. Hellervik: Clinical Personality Assessment in the Employment Context31. Irving B. Weiner: Anticipating Legal and Ethical Challenges in Personality AssessmentPart Six: Interpretation and Reporting of Assessment Findings32. David T. R. Berry, Myriam J. Sollman, Lindsey J. Schipper, Jessica A. Clark, and Anne L. Shandera: Assessment of Feigned Psychological Symptoms33. Mark Harwood and Larry E. Beutler: Assessment of Clients in Pretreatment Planning34. Julia N. Perry: Assessment of Treatment Resistance via Questionnaire35. Raymond L. Ownby: Clinical Report Writing36. James N. Butcher: How to Use Computer-Based Reports37. James N. Butcher: Overview and Future Directions