Neuropsychological Assessment

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Well-known as the "bible" in its field, this text/reference has been thoroughly revised and updated by a team of internationally recognized and clinically experienced neuropsychologists. Drawing on their diverse interests, they provide authoritative, broad-based, and in-depth coverage of current research and clinical practice in neuropsychology. They have not, however, changed the book's overall organization. The first eight chapters present the knowledge base for understanding the principles and practice of patient-oriented, hypothesis-testing neuropsychological assessment. The last 12 chapters review nearly all tests and assessment techniques discussed in previous editions plus many new ones and recent revisions of older tests. The extent of the updating is apparent from the fact that approximately half of the more than 7,000 references cited appeared since the last edition was published.
Many new topics relevant to current assessment practices have been added to the 4th edition. The chapter on examination procedures, for example, now contains sections on cognitive functioning in pain and PTSD patients. The chapter on brain disorders includes new material on electrical/lighting injuries, migraine, Alzheimer's disease and other dementing disorders, and both medical and psychological treatments. The discussion of assessment procedures has been updated throughout to cover recently published test batteries used in general neuropsychological assessment (e.g., mental abilities, memory), newly developed batteries for specific issues (e.g., frontal lobe evaluation), and recent research on older neuropsychological assessment batteries. The fully revised chapter on assessing response bias describes and evaluates more than 60 tests, test combinations, and other measures for detecting questionable effort within the context of forensic neuropsychological assessment.
 

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I found that the very book outlines life's meaning and made me cry so hard i shorted out my computer and that stoop is a metaphor for life-humans are to quick to find what life is and we only "read" the "word" and don't give any care as to what the color is showing that we are to quick and need to slow down to understand life. 

Contents

Basic Concepts
15
The Rationale of Deficit Measurement
86
Neuropathology for Neuropsychologists
157
The Behavioral Geography of the Brain 39
177
Neurobehavioral Variables
286
A COMPENDIUM OF TESTS
335
Perception
375
Concept Formation and Reasoning
569
Forgetting 478
611
Observational Methods Rating Scales
698
Tests of Personal Adjustment
738
Testing for Response Bias
755
Test Publishers
785
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Muriel D. Lezak is at Oregon Health Sciences University. Julia Hannay is at University of Houston. Diane Howieson is at Oregon Health Sciences University. David Loring is at the Medical College of Georgia.

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