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Overview

Significant new insights and research findings about brain-behavior relationships, neurological disorders, neurodiagnostic issues, and neuropsychological assessment procedures are incorporated into the third edition of Neuropsychological Assessment. Well-known as the "bible" in its field, this book now contains more than double the number of references than appeared in the previous edition, most published since 1983. The first eight chapters provide the knowledge base necessary for an understanding of the principles and practice of a patient-oriented, personalized, hypothesis-testing approach to neuropsychological assessment. The 12 chapters in the second section contain nearly all of the tests and assessment techniques covered in the previous editions plus many additional ones, including newly developed neuropsychological tests, tests from other branches of psychology, research techniques that have only recently been introduced into clinical neuropsychology, tests originating in Europe and elsewhere, and a few measures - as yet untried by neuropsychology - that appear to be potentially useful for neuropsychological purposes. Thus, the third edition of Neuropsychological Assessment maintains its multipurpose functions as an authoritative textbook, reference work, and practitioner's manual. In a reorganization designed to meet current thinking and assessment procedures, tests originally offered in prepackaged batteries are now presented within their appropriate functional domains. For example, individual memory tests - whether developed singly or for use in a commercial battery - are discussed in the chapter on memory tests, while a new chapter deals with memory batteries, questionnaires, and inventories. A separate chapter reviews prepackaged and commercial test batteries used for general-purpose neuropsychological assessment, but the individual tests from these batteries are treated elsewhere according to the salient functions they examine. Following chapters

"...the authoritative reference and practitioner's manual... this edition incorporates new research on brain-behavior relationships,neurological disorders,neurodiagnostic issues, assessment procedures, & newly developed neuropsych tests."

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Overall this volume is well organized and provides a definitive guide for neuropsychological assessment. This 4th edition is a useful reference for clinicians and investigators concerned with the neurobehavioral aspects of neurological disease and injury, and it is indispensable for clinical neuropsychologists." —Journal of Neurosurgery

"It is to the credit of these authors who have not only undertaken this monumental task, but have pulled it off in an altogether scholarly and professional way such that this new volume, much like its predecessor editions, and again takes its rightful place among the leading books in contemporary neuropsychology." —The Clinical Neuropsychologist

"The book, often referred to as 'Lezak,' is without question the most widely-consulted source on neuropsychological assessment as a clinical enterprise. The fourth edition continues in the great tradition of its predecessors..." —Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society

"This is an update of what for almost three decades has been the classic textbook of clinical neuropsychological assessment. Neuropsychological Assessment (Fourth Edition) represents a monumental achievement by the authors and remains the most important text on clinical neuropsychological assessment. No practitioner or researcher should be without it." —ACNR

"...the book is a veritable graduate course in the field of psychological assessment, and readers will find information chronicling the most effective ways psychologists have to evaluate and examine the inner workings of the brain." —The Electric Review

From reviews of previous editions

"This is and will remain a very important and central book in clinical neuropsychology. No other current book dealing with the practice of adult clinical neuropsychology has as much to offer...A truly impressive achievement."—Journal of Clinical Neuropsychology

"Hailed by many as the most comprehensive sourcebook in the field of neuropsychological assessment...It not only should serve as a reference, but also should be frequently referred to as a working textbook, occupying a central place on one's bookshelves."—Contemporary Psychology

"No other textbook offers to integrate such a diversity of information on such a wide range of abnormal brain conditions...Lezak is to be congratulated for making substantial improvements in a previously excellent text."—Journal of Personality Assessment

"Encompasses both theoretical and practical concerns in an eminently readable style punctuated by clinical anecdotes and case histories...There is no single source available today that is so comprehensive; its sheer volume also serves as a persuasive reminder of how fast this field has grown."—Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease

"It is to the credit of these authors who have not only undertaken this monumental task, but have pulled it off in an altogether scholarly and professional way such that this new volume, much like its predecessor editions, and again takes its rightful place among the leading books in contemporary neuropsychology." —The Clinical Neuropsychologist

"Overall this volume is well organized and provides a definitive guide for neuropsychological assessment. This 4th edition is a useful reference for clinicians and investigators concerned with the neurobehavioral aspects of neurological disease and injury, and it is indispensable for clinical neuropsychologists." —Journal of Neurosurgery

"The book, often referred to as 'Lezak,' is without question the most widely-consulted source on neuropsychological assessment as a clinical enterprise. The fourth edition continues in the great tradition of its predecessors..." —Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society

"This is an update of what for almost three decades has been the classic textbook of clinical neuropsychological assessment. Neuropsychological Assessment (Fourth Edition) represents a monumental achievement by the authors and remains the most important text on clinical neuropsychological assessment. No practitioner or researcher should be without it."—ACNR

"...the book is a veritable graduate course in the field of psychological assessment, and readers will find information chronicling the most effective ways psychologists have to evaluate and examine the inner workings of the brain." —The Electric Review

From reviews of the previous editions

"This is and will remain a very important and central book in clinical neuropsychology. No other current book dealing with the practice of adult clinical neuropsychology has as much to offer...A truly impressive achievement."—Journal of Clinical Neuropsychology

"Hailed by many as the most comprehensive sourcebook in the field of neuropsychological assessment...It not only should serve as a reference, but also should be frequently referred to as a working textbook, occupying a central place on one's bookshelves."—Contemporary Psychology

"No other textbook offers to integrate such a diversity of information on such a wide range of abnormal brain conditions...Lezak is to be congratulated for making substantial improvements in a previously excellent text."—Journal of Personality Assessment

"Encompasses both theoretical and practical concerns in an eminently readable style puctuated by clinical anecdotes and case histories...There is no single source available today that is so comprehensive; its sheer volume also serves as a persuasive reminder of how fast this field has grown."—Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease

"In summary, the fifth edition of Neuropsychological Assessment continues to be one of the leading textbooks in neuropsychology. It is an immensely useful reference for all assessment issues in adult neuropsychology, and all neuropsychology students and practitioners would benefit from having it in their collection. Neuropsychological Assessment is an ideal book for neuropsychological students and new graduates, and the latest revision ensures that it continues to be relevant and up-to-date." — PETER J ANDERSON, PH.D., Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne and the University of Melbourne,
Victoria, Australia, Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195395525
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 3/27/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 1200
  • Sales rank: 170,012
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 11.08 (h) x 1.92 (d)

Meet the Author

Muriel Deutsch Lezak, Ph.D., is Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry and Neurosurgery at Oregon Health Sciences University.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 3
1 The Practice of Neuropsychological Assessment 7
2 Basic Concepts 17
3 The Behavioral Geography of the Brain 45
4 The Rationale of Deficit Measurement 97
5 The Neuropsychological Examination: Procedures 110
6 The Neuropsychological Examination: Interpretation 144
7 Neuropathology for Neuropsychologists 170
8 Neurobehavioral Variables and Diagnostic Issues 277
9 Orientation and Attention 335
10 Perception 385
11 Memory I: Tests 429
12 Memory II: Batteries, Paired Memory Tests, and Questionnaires 499
13 Verbal Functions and Language Skills 523
14 Construction 559
15 Concept Formation and Reasoning 602
16 Executive Functions and Motor Performance 650
17 Batteries for Assessment of Brain Damage 686
18 Observational Methods, Rating Scales, and Inventories 736
19 Tests of Personal Adjustment 767
20 Testing for Functional Complaints 791
Appendix: Test Publishers and Distributors 807
References 808
Test Index 985
Subject Index 995
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