Advances in Personality Assessment - Vol. 6

Advances in Personality Assessment - Vol. 6

Advances in Personality Assessment - Vol. 6

Advances in Personality Assessment - Vol. 6

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The field of personality assessment has never been more alive and filled with novel approaches than it is today. The psychological assessment literature abounds with sound, empirical research, and a varied array of theoretical viewpoints and new alternative approaches to personality appraisal. Our continuing goal in the Advances in personality assessment series to is disseminate information about major new research or applied developments in the growing field of personality assessment.

The range of papers presented in this volume clearly fulfills our ideal in this series and provides an interesting example of the extensive domain of personality assessment in contemporary psychology. The papers include two interesting applications of personality assessment techniques, some detailed explorations of new potentially fruitful assessment methods, and a number of papers shed new light on some psychological processes through the application of assessment techniques.

Unique practical applications of assessment procedures included are the discussion in Chapter 1 by Karson and O'Dell on the use of personality assessment techniques with foreign service personnel and the presentation in Chapter 7, by Dana and Hoffmann, on the use of assessment methods in holistic medicine. Two novel assessment techniques are included in the book: In Chapter 2, Dupue and Fuhrman discuss the assessment of dysthymia and cyclothymia using the GBI; and Klinger, in Chapter 3, discusses the idiographic-nomothetic application of the Interview Questionnaire Technique. Several other intersting applications of assessment methodology are included in this book. Ramanaiah and Heerboth, in Chapter 4, provide an interesting survey of approaches to assessing irrational beliefs; Bruhn and Bellow describe an insightful assessment of early memories in . . .

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