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Oxford Handbook of Personality Assessment

James N. Butcher


Oxford Handbooks offer authoritative and up-to-date reviews of original research in a particular subject area. Specially commissioned chapters from leading figures in the discipline give critical examinations of the progress and direction of debates, as well as a foundation for future research. Oxford Handbooks provide scholars and graduate students with compelling new perspectives upon a wide range of subjects in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.



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 contemporary personality 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 its contemporary 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., clinical psychology, psychiatry, and social work) and would be an ideal text for any graduate course on the topic of personality assessment.
1: Clinical Personality Assessment: History, Theoretical Bases, Contemporary Models, and Practical Applications James N. Butcher
Part One: Genetic and Cultural Perspectives
2: Behavior Genetic Perspectives on Clinical Personality Assessment Susan C. South, Robert F. Krueger, and Kristian E. Markon
3: The Cultural Perspective in Personality Assessment Fanny M. Cheung
Part Two: Methodological and Conceptual Factors and Psychometric Considerations
4: Test Theory and Personality Measurement Fritz Drasgo, Oleksandr S. Chernyshenko, and Stephen Stark
5: Construct Validation of Personality Measures Gregory T. Smith and Tamika C. B. Zapolski
6: Standards and Standardization Kurt F. Geisinger and Janet F. Carlson
7: Changing or Replacing an Established Personality Assessment Standard: Issues, Goals, and Problems, with Special Reference to Recent Developments in the MMPI-2 Michelle Boisvert Ranson, David S. Nichols, Steven V. Rouse, and Jennifer Harrington
8: Incorporating Base Rate Information in Daily Clinical Decision Making Stephen E. Finn
9: Theory and Measurement of Personality Traits Allan R. Harkness
10: Computer-Based Interpretation of Personality Scales James N. Butcher, Julia N. Perry, and Brooke L. Dean
Part Three: Personality Assessment Procedures and Instruments
11: Behavioral Observation Martin Leichtman
12: The Clinical Interview Robert Craig
13: Clinical Behavioral Assessment: Identifying and Explaining Behavior Problems in Clinical Assessment Stephen N. Haynes, Dawn T. Yoshioka, Karen Kloezeman, and Iruma Bello
14: The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI-2): History, Interpretation, and Clinical Issues Andrew C. Cox, Nathan Weed, and James N. Butcher
15: Personality Assessment with the Rorschach Method Irving B. Weiner and Gregory J. Meyer
16: The Five-Factor Model and the NEO Inventories Paul Costa and Robert R. McCrae
17: The California Psychological Inventory Edward I. Megargee
18: Assessing Personality Disorders Thomas A. Widiger and Sara E. Boyd
19: Functional Imaging in Clinical Assessment? The Rise of Neurodiagnostics with the FMRI Angus W. McDonald, III, and Jessica A. Hurdelbrink
Part Four: Specific Populations
20: Clinical Personality Assessment with Asian Americans Sumie Okazaki, Mimi Okazaki, and Stanley Sue
21: The Assessment of Psychopathology in Racial and Ethnic Minorities Bernadette Gray-Little
22: Issues in Clinical Assessment with Women Judith Worell and Damon Ann Robinson
23: Use of the MMPI-2 in Neuropsychological Assessment Carlton S. Gass
24: Assessing Couples Douglas K. Snyder, Richard E. Heyman, and Stephen S. Haynes
25: Assessing Adolescents with the MMPI-A Edward J. Cumella and Jennifer Lafferty O'Connor
Part Five: Specific Settings and Problems
26: Assessment of Suicide Risk Ronald A. Stolberg and Bruce Bongar
27: Use of Self-Report Measures in Assessing Alcohol and Drug Abuse Joseph A. Banken and Roger L. Greene
28: Understanding and Assessing Aggression and Violence Edwin I. Megargee
29: Assessing Antisocial and Psychopathic Personalities Carl B. Gacono and J. Reid Meloy
30: Clinical Personality Assessment in the Employment Context James N. Butcher, Donald K. Gucker, and Lowell W. Hellervik
31: Anticipating Legal and Ethical Challenges in Personality Assessment Irving B. Weiner
Part Six: Interpretation and Reporting of Assessment Findings
32: Assessment of Feigned Psychological Symptoms David T. R. Berry, Myriam J. Sollman, Lindsey J. Schipper, Jessica A. Clark, and Anne L. Shandera
33: Assessment of Clients in Pretreatment Planning T. Mark Harwood and Larry E. Beutler
34: Assessment of Treatment Resistance via Questionnaire Julia N. Perry
35: Clinical Report Writing Raymond L. Ownby
36: How to Use Computer-Based Reports James N. Butcher
37: Overview and Future Directions James N. Butcher

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