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NCJ Number: 50634 Find in a Library
Title: HANDBOOK OF BEHAVIORAL ASSESSMENT
Corporate Author: John Wiley and Sons
Managing Editor
United States of America
Editor(s): A R CIMINERO; K S CALHOUN; H E ADAMS
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 763
Sponsoring Agency: John Wiley and Sons
New York, NY 10158
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Hoboken, NJ 07030-5774
Sale Source: John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
111 River Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030-5774
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: BEHAVIORAL ASSESSMENT METHODS AND APPROACHES USED TO EVALUATE SUCH PROBLEMS AS ADDICTIVE, CHILD, PSYCHOTIC, AND SEXUAL BEHAVIOR; ANXIETY; SOCIAL SKILLS; AND MARITAL CONFLICT ARE DESCRIBED.
Abstract: THE HANDBOOK IS DESIGNED FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS IN CLINICAL, COUNSELING, OR SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY; PSYCHIATRY; AND SOCIAL WORK AND FOR ADVANCED UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS IN BEHAVIORAL TECHNOLOGY AND PARAPROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS. SIX MAJOR ASPECTS OF STUDYING HUMAN PERSONALITY ARE DESIGNATED: PERSONALTIY THEORY, STRUCTURE AND DYNAMICS, DEVELOPMENT, ASSESSMENT, CHANGE, AND ADJUSTMENT. THE FIRST PART OF THE HANDBOOK ADDRESS GENERAL ISSUES IN BEHAVIOR ASSESSMENT, DESCRIBES A PSYCHOLOGICALLY BASED SYSTEM OF RESPONSE CLASSIFICATION, AND EXAMINES INSTRUMENTATION FOR BEHAVIORAL ASSESSMENT. GENERAL APPROACHES TO BEHAVIORAL ASSESSMENT ARE CONSIDERED IN THE SECOND PART. THESE INCLUDE BEHAVIORAL INTERVIEWS, SELF-REPORT SCHEDULES AND INVENTORIES, SELF-MONITORING PROCEDURES, DIRECT OBSERVATION IN BOTH ANALOG AND NATURALISTIC SETTINGS, AND PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGICAL TECHNIQUES. THE THIRD PART DISCUSSES THE ASSESSMENT OF SPECIFIC BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS THAT INVOLVE ANXIETY, ADDICTION, SEXUAL BEHAVIOR, SOCIAL SKILLS, MARITAL ACCORD AND CONFLICT, CHILD BEHAVIOR, AND PSYCHOTIC BEHAVIOR. AN AUTHOR INDEX, A SUBJECT INDEX, AND REFERENCES ARE INCLUDED. (DEP)
Index Term(s): Behavior; Behavioral and Social Sciences; Personality assessment; Psychiatry; Psychological evaluation; Psychology; Social work
Note: WILEY SERIES ON PERSONALITY PROCESSES
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