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The scientific foundation of neuropsychological assessment : with applications to forensic evaluation

Author: Elbert W Russell
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier, 2012.
Series: Elsevier insights.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Russell, Elbert.
Scientific Foundation of Neuropsychological Assessment : With Applications to Forensic Evaluation.
Burlington : Elsevier Science, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elbert W Russell
ISBN: 9780123914392 0123914396 1283374935 9781283374934
OCLC Number: 779207019
Notes: The Test: Representation of a Brain Function.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Front Cover; The Scientific Foundation of Neuropsychological Assessment; Copyright Page; Contents; Preface; Reitan's Grand Experiment; Complex Brain-Behavior Assessment; The Purposes of This Book; Organization of This Book; Conclusion; Author's Note; Acknowledgments; Foreword; I. Scientific Neurological Basis for Assessment; 1 Introductory Scientific History to Neuropsychological Assessment; The Contemporary Situation in Neuropsychology Assessment; Formalization of Neuropsychological History; The Holistic Period; Development of Assessment Testing; One-Test Brain-Damage Diagnoses. The "European" SchoolLuria's Approach; Development of Psychological Batteries; Halstead-Reitan Battery; Neuropsychological Computer Interpretation Programs; The Neuropsychological Key; Rapid Development of Scoring Programs; The Regression of Neuropsychology Assessment Methodology; Problems with the Critique; Studies Opposed to Computer Scoring; Unreferenced Contrary Evidence; Neuropsychological Deficit Scale; Era of the Behemoths; Example: Alzheimer's Disease; Patterns for Alzheimer's Disease; Summary; Comparison to Neurology Textbooks; Contemporary Neuropsychology; Areas of Progress. Premorbid EstimatesMalingering Patterns; Areas of Stagnation; Limited Ability of Batteries; Dependency on Context; Neurological Scanning Techniques; Revival of Formal Methodology; Reintroduction of Co-Normed Batteries; Computerized Assessment; The Future of Neuropsychological Assessment; References; 2 The Nature of Science; The Essence of Science; "Show Me"; Testing; Practical Foundation; Components of Science; Describing Phenomena; Empirical Methodologies; Divisions of Science; Theory; Discovery; Justification; Basic Criteria for Scientific Justification; Objective Observability. RepeatabilityTestability; Predictability; Measurement; Instrumentation; Instrumentation and Language; Physical Basis of Instrumentation; Criteria of Science and Instruments; Aspects of Instruments; Sampling the Attribute; Specification; Proportional Transformation; Scaling and Norming; Recording; The Value of an Instrument; The Conceptual Component; Applied Science; Science and Neuropsychological Batteries; References; II. Theoretical Foundation of Neurological Assessment; 3 The Neuropsychological Basis of Assessment; The Neurological Basis for Neuropsychological Tests; The Black Box Problem. Concept of a "Construct"The Nature of a Brain Construct; Lack of Unity Within Theories and Constructs; Nature of a Brain Function; The Brain's Control Function; A Brain Function as a Construct; The Neuropsychological Method's Bridge; Levels of Brain Functioning; Behavioral Test Level; Construct Level; The Transition; Brain Structure and Physiological Level; Brain Chemistry Level; Genetics Level; The Interaction of Levels; The Neuropsychological Measurement Procedure; The Task; Operations of the Task; Stimulation and Sampling; Task Limits the Function.
Series Title: Elsevier insights.
Responsibility: Elbert W. Russell.

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