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.
1. Clinical Personality Assessment: History, Theoretical Bases, Contemporary Models, and Practical Applications James N. Butcher; Part One: Genetic and Cultural Perspectives; 2. Behavior Genetic Perspectives on Clinical Personality Assessment Susan C. South, Robert F. Krueger, and Kristian E. Markon; 3. The Cultural Perspective in Personality Assessment Fanny M. Cheung; Part Two: Methodological and Conceptual Factors and Psychometric Considerations; 4. Test Theory and Personality Measurement Fritz Drasgo, Oleksandr S. Chernyshenko, and Stephen Stark; 5. Construct Validation of Personality Measures Gregory T. Smith and Tamika C. B. Zapolski; 6. Standards and Standardization Kurt F. Geisinger and Janet F. Carlson; 7. Changing or Replacing an Established Personality Assessment Standard: Issues, Goals, and Problems, with Special Reference to Recent Developments in the MMPI-2 Michelle Boisvert Ranson, David S. Nichols, Steven V. Rouse, and Jennifer Harrington; 8. Incorporating Base Rate Information in Daily Clinical Decision Making Stephen E. Finn; 9. Theory and Measurement of Personality Traits Allan R. Harkness; 10. Computer-Based Interpretation of Personality Scales James N. Butcher, Julia N. Perry, and Brooke L. Dean; Part Three: Personality Assessment Procedures and Instruments; 11. Behavioral Observation Martin Leichtman; 12. The Clinical Interview Robert Craig; 13. Clinical Behavioral Assessment: Identifying and Explaining Behavior Problems in Clinical Assessment Stephen N. Haynes, Dawn T. Yoshioka, Karen Kloezeman, and Iruma Bello; 14. The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI-2): History, Interpretation, and Clinical Issues Andrew C. Cox, Nathan Weed, and James N. Butcher; 15. Personality Assessment with the Rorschach Method Irving B. Weiner and Gregory J. Meyer; 16. The Five-Factor Model and the NEO Inventories Paul Costa and Robert R. McCrae; 17. The California Psychological Inventory Edward I. Megargee; 18. Assessing Personality Disorders Thomas A. Widiger and Sara E. Boyd; 19. Functional Imaging in Clinical Assessment? The Rise of Neurodiagnostics with the FMRI Angus W. McDonald, III, and Jessica A. Hurdelbrink; Part Four: Specific Populations; 20. Clinical Personality Assessment with Asian Americans Sumie Okazaki, Mimi Okazaki, and Stanley Sue; 21. The Assessment of Psychopathology in Racial and Ethnic Minorities Bernadette Gray-Little; 22. Issues in Clinical Assessment with Women Judith Worell and Damon Ann Robinson; 23. Use of the MMPI-2 in Neuropsychological Assessment Carlton S. Gass; 24. Assessing Couples Douglas K. Snyder, Richard E. Heyman, and Stephen S. Haynes; 25. Assessing Adolescents with the MMPI-A Edward J. Cumella and Jennifer Lafferty O'Connor; Part Five: Specific Settings and Problems; 26. Assessment of Suicide Risk Ronald A. Stolberg and Bruce Bongar; 27. Use of Self-Report Measures in Assessing Alcohol and Drug Abuse Joseph A. Banken and Roger L. Greene; 28. Understanding and Assessing Aggression and Violence Edwin I. Megargee; 29. Assessing Antisocial and Psychopathic Personalities Carl B. Gacono and J. Reid Meloy; 30. Clinical Personality Assessment in the Employment Context James N. Butcher, Donald K. Gucker, and Lowell W. Hellervik; 31. Anticipating Legal and Ethical Challenges in Personality Assessment Irving B. Weiner; Part Six: Interpretation and Reporting of Assessment Findings; 32. Assessment of Feigned Psychological Symptoms David T. R. Berry, Myriam J. Sollman, Lindsey J. Schipper, Jessica A. Clark, and Anne L. Shandera; 33. Assessment of Clients in Pretreatment Planning T. Mark Harwood and Larry E. Beutler; 34. Assessment of Treatment Resistance via Questionnaire Julia N. Perry; 35. Clinical Report Writing Raymond L. Ownby; 36. How to Use Computer-Based Reports James N. Butcher; 37. Overview and Future Directions James N. Butcher