Principles and Practice of Behavioral Assessment

Principles and Practice of Behavioral Assessment

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The goal of this book is to present the characteristics and underlying assumptions of the behavioral assessment paradigm and to show how they affect the strategies of behavioral assessment. Although all of the concepts and strategies discussed in this book are applicable in the research, this book focuses on the use of behavioral assessment to guide clinical judgments.
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  • Paperback | 348 pages
  • 178 x 254 x 19.56mm | 699g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2000
  • XVIII, 348 p.
  • 1475709714
  • 9781475709711

Table of contents

Preface. Acknowledgements.
I: Introduction to Behavioral Assessment. 1. Background, Characteristics and History. 2. Current Status and Applications. 3. Functional Psychological Assessment and Clinical Judgment. 4. Goals.
II: Conceptual and Methodological Foundations of Behavioral Assessment. 5. Scholarly, Hypothesis-Testing, and Time-Series Assessment Strategies. 6. Idiographic and Nomothetic Assessment. 7. Specificity of Variables. 8. Assumptions About the Nature of Behavior Problems. 9. Basic Concepts of Causation. 10. Models of Causality for Behavior Problems. 11. Psychometric Foundations of Behavioral Assessment.
III: Observation and Inference. 12. Behavioral Observation: Principles and Methods. 13. Clinical Case Formulation.
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