The Rorschach Assessment Of Aggressive And Psychopathic Personalities
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✏The Rorschach Assessment of Aggressive and Psychopathic Personalities Book Summary : This book provides a definitive empirical study of antisocial character pathology and its assessment through the use of the Rorschach. Drawing upon a decade of research with nearly 400 individuals in various hospitals and prisons, the authors paint an extraordinary intrapsychic picture of the personality structure and psychodynamics of these troublesome patients. Serving as both an educational tool and a reference text, this book presents: * Rorschach data on several different antisocial groups -- conduct disordered children and adolescents, antisocial personality disordered adult males with and without schizophrenia, antisocial adult females, and male and female sexual homicide perpetrators; * nomothetic (group) and idiographic (case study) data; * data which have been analyzed and theoretically interpreted using both structural methods and psychoanalytic approaches which represent the cutting edge of Rorschach theory and practice; and * a developmental approach in analyzing Rorschach data gathered from antisocial children, adolescents, and adults -- providing striking similarities. This is the first Rorschach database of this type that has ever been published. As such, it serves as a valuable reference text for Rorschach users -- providing a definitive empirical base, theoretical integration, and a focus on individuals who create severe problems for society.
📒Oxford Handbook Of Personality Assessment ✍ James N. Butcher
✏Oxford Handbook of Personality Assessment Book Summary : 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.
📒Criminal Psychology 4 Volumes ✍ Jacqueline B. Helfgott
✏Criminal Psychology 4 volumes Book Summary : This comprehensive, four-volume reference set on the subject of criminal psychology includes contributions from top scholars and practitioners in the field, explaining new and emerging theory and research in the study of the criminal mind and criminal behavior.
📒The Handbook Of Forensic Rorschach Assessment ✍ Carl B. Gacono
✏The Handbook of Forensic Rorschach Assessment Book Summary : InThe Handbook of Forensic Rorschach Assessment,editors Carl B. Gacono and Barton Evans underscore the unique contribution the Rorschach makes to forensic practice, such as its demonstrated resistance to response style influence. The chapters, all of which include the expertise of a licensed practicing forensic psychologist, offer a systematic approach to personality assessment in presenting use of the Rorschach in specific forensic contexts. nbsp; The book opens with essential information related to the scientific and legal basis of the Rorschach. This section covers fundamental elements for preparing informed court testimony, including admissibility of the Rorschach, the authority of the Rorschach, Rorschach assessment of malingering and defensive response, and presenting and defending Rorschach testimony. Part two addresses models for using the Rorschach in typical forensic evaluations involving both criminal and civil cases. The section to follow presents updated references samples for various forensic populations. Gacono and Evans conclude with useful models for the Rorschach use in specialized areas of forensic practice, including with battered women, immigration court assessment, assessing impaired professionals, and working within the field of police psychology. nbsp; The Handbook of Forensic Rorschach Assessmentis a comprehensive resource designed to guide psychologists in their forensic practice.
📒The Clinical And Forensic Assessment Of Psychopathy ✍ Carl B. Gacono
✏The Clinical and Forensic Assessment of Psychopathy Book Summary : This newly revised edition to The Clinical and Forensic Assessment of Psychopath: A Clinician's Guide brings new chapters on psychopathy in women, brain imaging, assessment and treatment in schools, and more, in addition to the updated original chapters. With its in-depth research on psychopathy, accumulating findings from over the past 40 years and applying them to procedures and methods, it is essential for all of those who face mental health, correctional, or court settings. This edition is an excellent resource for experienced professionals and their trainees, as well as students who need a go-to book between the research and practice on the assessing of psychopathy.
📒Rorschach Assessment Of The Personality Disorders ✍ Steven K. Huprich
✏Rorschach Assessment of the Personality Disorders Book Summary : For decades, The Rorschach Inkblot Method (RIM)--the most popular of the projective tests--has been routinely employed for personality assessment and treatment planning. But in recent years, it has not been free from controversy. Criticisms of its validity and empirical support are catalyzing new efforts to strengthen its foundations and document its broad utility. Among the most common--yet also most confusing and challenging--categories of clinical disorders is the personality disorders. However, minimal data have been available on the RIM evaluation of most of those found in DSM-IV. This welcomed book constitutes the first research-grounded, comprehensive guide to the use of the RIM in assessing personality disorders. The first section offers a theoretical overview of personality disorders and constructs a framework and compelling rationale for the legitimate role of the RIM in their assessment. The second, third, and fourth sections present Cluster A disorders--paranoid, schizoid, and schizotypal; Cluster B disorders--antisocial and psychopathic, borderline, histrionic, and narcissistic; and Cluster C disorders--avoidant, dependent, and obsessive-compulsive. The fifth section presents passive aggressive and depressive personality disorders, currently being proposed for DSM inclusion. Each chapter in these four sections includes an extensive description of the disorder, a review of empirical studies of the use of the RIM to assess it, an analysis of the Rorschach variables that may characterize patients diagnosed with it, and a depiction of a real case and discussion of the ways in which the RIM contributed to its formulation. The sixth and final section explores the relationship between psychoanalytic theory and the RIM. Rorschach Assessment of the Personality Disorders brings practical help for clinicians and clinicians-in-training, and suggests new paths for researchers seeking to advance our understanding of the complexities of these disorders.
📒The Sage Handbook Of Personality Theory And Assessment ✍ Gregory J Boyle
✏The SAGE Handbook of Personality Theory and Assessment Book Summary : A definitive, authoritative and up-to-date resource for anyone interested in the theories, models and assessment methods used for understanding the many factes of Human personality and individual differences This brand new Handbook of Personality Theory and Assessment 2-Volume Set constitutes an essential resource for shaping the future of the scientific foundation of personality research, measurement, and practice. There is need for an up-to-date and international Handbook that reviews the major contemporary personality models Vol. 1 and associated psychometric measurement instruments Vol. 2 that underpin the scientific study of this important area of individual differences psychology, and in these two Handbooks this is very much achieved. Made unique by its depth and breadth the Handbooks are internationally edited and authored by Professors Gregory J. Boyle, Gerald Matthews, and Donald H. Saklofske and authored by internationally known academics, this work will be an important reference work for a host of researchers and practitioners in the fields of individual differences and personality assessment, clinical psychology, educational psychology, work and organizational psychology, health psychology and other applied fields as well. Volume 2: Personality Measurement and Assessment. Covers psychometric measurement of personality and has coverage of the following broad topics, listed by section heading: " General Methodological Issues " Multidimensional Personality Instruments " Assessment of Biologically-Based Traits " Assessment of Self-Regulative Traits " Implicit, Projective And Objective Measures Of Personality " Abnormal Personality Trait Instruments " Applications of Psychological Testing
📒Rorschachiana ✍ Anne Andronikof
✏Rorschachiana Book Summary : The Rorschachiana series provides a unique, timely, and readable look at the world of Rorschach from multiple perspectives. In addition to other topics, the current volume contains a fascinating special section on ?The Rorschach and the Five-Factor Theory,? including a chapter by the authors of the NEO PI-R, Costa & McCrae, as well as a thought-provoking discussion of computerized interpretation software.Rorschachiana is the official publication of the International Rorschach Society, now consisting of some 3,000 members throughout the world, which for half a century has played an important role in supporting the use of the instrument, as well as helping to develop extensive empirical research on its effectiveness in specific clinical situations.Table of ContentsEditorial Note: Science and Soul: Use and Misuse of Computerized Interpretation by Anne AndronikofComment on ?Science and Soul? by John E. Exner, Jr.Special Section: The Rorschach and the Five-Factor TheoryGuest Editors: Dragana Djuric Jocic & Jean-Michel PetotIntroduction to the Special Section on the Rorschach and the Five-Factor Theory by Dragana Djuri Joi & Jean-Michel PetotCorrelation of the Rorschach Method and the NEO PI-R Questionnaire by Dragana Djuric JocicAre the Relationships Between the NEO PI-R and Rorschach Markers of Openness Dependent on the Patient?s Test-Taking Attitude? by Jean-Michel PetotExtraversion in Differential Psychology and Experience Balance in the Rorschach by Gregorio E.H. del PilarCorrelation Between the Rorschach Test Coded and Interpreted According to the Comprehensive System and the Eysenck Personality Inventory by Antonella De Carolis & Stefano FerracutiA Five-Factor Theory Perspective on the Rorschach by Paul T. Costa, Jr. & Robert R. McCraeDiscrepancies Between the Rorschach Inkblot Method and Self-Report Measures of Personality: Methodological and Theoretical Reflections by Jean-Michel Petot & Dragana Djuric JocicOther TopicsThe Rorschach Inkblot Test as an Instrument for Evaluating Quality of Life in Breast-Cancer Victims by G. Marchioro, F. Barbato, G. Azzarello, & O. VinanteThe Rorschach and TAT as Relational Instruments: Evaluating Young Couples with Consensus Rorschach and TAT by Dorit Noy-SharavThe Rorschach Extended Aggression Scores by Carl B. Gacono, Lynne Bannatyne-Gacono, J. Reid Meloy, & Matthew R. BaityCognitive Functioning and Other Discriminatory Variables in Anorexic Patients by Carmen Garcia-AlbaContents of Previous Volumes
📒What S Wrong With The Rorschach ✍ Jim Wood
✏What s Wrong With The Rorschach Book Summary : Since its creation more than eighty years ago, the famous Rorschach inkblot test has become an icon of clinical psychology and popular culture. Administered over one million times worldwide each year, the Rorschach is used to assess personality and mental illness across a wide range of circumstances: child custody disputes, educational placement decisions, employment and termination proceedings, parole determinations, and even investigations of child abuse allegations. The test's enormous power shapes the lives of hundreds of thousands of people-- often without their knowledge. In the 1970s, this notoriously subjective test was supposedly systematized and improved. But is the Rorschach more than a modern variant on tea leaf reading? What's Wrong with the Rorschach? challenges the validity and utility of the inkblot test and explains why psychologists continue to judge people by their reactions to inkblots, in spite of a half century of largely negative scientific evidence against the test. What's Wrong with the Rorschach? offers a provocative critique of one of the most widely applied and influential-- and still intensely controversial-- psychological tests in the world today. Surveying more than fifty years of clinical and scholarly research, the authors provide compelling scientific evidence that the Rorschach has relatively little value for diagnosing mental illness, assessing personality, predicting behavior, or uncovering sexual abuse or other trauma. In this highly engaging and colorful account of the Rorschach's origins and history, the authors detail the wealth of scientific evidence that the test is of questionable utility for real-world decision making. What's Wrong with the Rorschach? presents a powerfully reasoned case against using the test in the courtroom or consulting room-- and reveals the strong psychological, economic, and political forces that continue to support the Rorschach despite the research that has exposed its shortcomings and dangers.
📒Comprehensive Handbook Of Psychological Assessment Personality Assessment ✍ Mark J. Hilsenroth
✏Comprehensive Handbook of Psychological Assessment Personality Assessment Book Summary : Comprehensive Handbook of Psychological Assessment, Volume 2 presents the most up-to-date coverage on personality assessment from leading experts. * Contains contributions from leading researchers in this area. * Provides the most comprehensive, up-to-date information on personality assessment. * Presents conceptual information about the tests.