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Adult Psychopathology and Diagnosis / Edition 7

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Adult Psychopathology and Diagnosis / Edition 7

An engaging, practical guide to psychological testing

Essentials of Psychological Testing, 2nd Edition is a fully updated and revised overview of the basic principles of psychometrics, including the information needed to understand and evaluate tests. It contains everything you need to know about the science of measuring knowledge, abilities, attitudes, personality traits, and education level, and introduces readers to the most relevant reference works in the field. This guide was written specifically for active professionals and students in fields ranging from clinical mental health and social work to education and human resources. In Essentials of Psychological Testing, 2nd Edition, even the most complicated psychometric principles are made interesting and easy to comprehend. More importantly, you will learn how to translate this new knowledge into practice by selecting the right tests, administering them appropriately, and correctly interpreting results.

Dr. Susana Urbina describes the science of psychometrics, along with its history, providing important background information for the sections that follow. You'll find detailed information on testing procedures, score interpretation, reliability and validity, and "Test Yourself" questions that help activate your knowledge. In addition, the Second Edition has been updated to include:

  • Information from the revised Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing
  • New examples from the most recent versions of psychological tests
  • Discussion of new test administration technologies, such as the Q-Interactive
  • Illustrations and easy-to-find reinforcement of key concepts

Dr. Urbina is recognized as a leading expert in the field of psychometrics, and her enjoyable writing style makes it easy to master this complex subject. Essentials of Psychological Testing, 2nd Edition is required reading for anyone who needs to know what psychological tests are and how to use them in a professional, consistent, scientifically sound manner.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118657089
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 08/18/2014
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 864
Sales rank: 402,771
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.90(d)

About the Author

DEBORAH C. BEIDEL, PHD, is a professor ofpsychology and Director of Clinical Programs at the University ofCentral Florida. She is the author of over 200 scientificpublications.

B. CHRISTOPHER FRUEH, PHD, is the Directorof Clinical Research at The Menninger Clinic and a professor ofpsychology at the University of Hawaii. He has over 150professional publications.

MICHEL HERSEN, PHD, ABPP, was a professorand Dean of the School of Professional Psychology at PacificUniversity. He has co-authored and co-edited 146 books and haspublished 226 scientific journal articles.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Contributors ix


1 Mental Disorders as Discrete Clinical Conditions: Dimensional Versus Categorical Classification 3
Thomas A. Widiger and Whitney L. Gore

2 The Problem of Dual Diagnosis 35
Melanie E. Bennett, Jason Peer, and Selvija Gjonbalaj-Marovic

3 Structured and Semistructured Interviews for Differential Diagnosis: Fundamental Issues, Applications, and Features 103
Daniel L. Segal and Kadija N. Williams

4 Impact of Race, Ethnicity, and Culture on the Expression and Assessment of Psychopathology 131
L. Kevin Chapman, Ryan C. T. DeLapp, Monnica T. Williams


5 Schizophrenia 165
Dennis R. Combs, Kim T. Mueser, and Emily Drake

6 Bipolar and Related Disorders 217
David J. Miklowitz and Sheri L. Johnson

7 Mood Disorders: Depressive Disorders 253
Leilani Feliciano and Brenna N. Renn

8 Anxiety Disorders 299
David P. Valentiner, Thomas A. Fergus, Evelyn Behar, and Daniel J. Conybeare

9 Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders 355
Sandra M. Neer and Katie A. Ragsdale

10 Trauma and Stressor-Related Disorders 387
Anouk L. Grubaugh

11 Dissociative Disorders 407
Steven Jay Lynn, Joanna M. Berg, Scott O. Lilienfeld, Harald Merckelbach, Timo Giesbrecht, Michelle Accardi , and Colleen Cleere

12 Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders 451
Gordon J. G. Asmundson, Michel A. Thibodeau, and Daniel L. Peluso

13 Feeding and Eating Disorders 473
Cynthia M. Bulik, Sara E. Trace, Susan C. Kleiman, and Suzanne E. Mazzeo

14 Sleep-Wake Disorders 523
Candice A. Alfano and Simon Lau

15 Sexual Dysfunctions and Paraphilic Disorders 547
Lori A. Brotto, Carolin Klein, and Kenneth J. Zucker

16 Gender Dysphoria 603
Anne A. Lawrence and Kenneth J. Zucker

17 Substance-Related Disorders: Alcohol 641
Eric F. Wagner, Michelle M. Hospital, Mark B. Sobell, and Linda C. Sobell

18 Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders: Drugs 673
Stacey B. Daughters and Matthew Cohen

19 Neurocognitive Disorders 705
Gerald Goldstein

20 Personality Disorders 739
Christopher J. Hopwood and Katherine M. Thomas

Author Index 775

Subject Index 815

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"Editor Hersen (psychology, Pacific Univ.; Psychological Assessment) began this revision shortly before the death of fourth-edition author/editor Samuel M. Turner (psychology, Univ. of Maryland; Diagnostic Interviewing); colleague Deborah C. Beidel (psychiatry, Penn State Coll. of Medicine; Shy Children) joined the project afterward. Comprising 17 expanded chapters and one new one (on race and ethnicity), it uses the nomenclature of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders IV throughout and includes the field's most current research. Following nine field specialists' theories on classifications, diagnoses, the interviewing process, and relevant racial, ethnic, and genetic concerns, 13 chapters explain recognized clinical disorders, their distinct neural pathology, associated case studies, related epidemiology, and suggested treatments. Written specifically for field specialists, this edition will prove vital to psychological and psychiatric medical collections." (Library Journal, July 15, 2007)

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