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ERIC Number: EJ879836
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-1530-5058
Personality Assessment Use by Clinical Neuropsychologists
Smith, Steven R.; Gorske, Tad T.; Wiggins, Chauntel; Little, Jessica A.
International Journal of Testing, v10 n1 p6-20 2010
The present study is an exploration of the personality assessment practices of clinical neuropsychologists. Professional members of the National Academy of Neuropsychology and the International Neuropsychological Society (N = 404) were surveyed to examine use of several forms of personality, behavior, and emotional function measures. Results suggest that like prior surveys personality assessment is relatively uncommon in neuropsychological practice. Of the tests included, the Beck Scales were most common, followed by behavior ratings and the MMPI-2. Differences in clinician nationality, primary patient age, and reason for referral were examined and different patterns of test use emerged. Generally, it appears that neuropsychologists who assess younger patients are more likely to use personality assessment and that personality assessment is most likely to be included in assessment for learning disabilities, forensic issues, and psychiatric issues. Implications of these findings will be discussed. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada; United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory