Handbook of Research Methods in Abnormal and Clinical Psychology

Handbook of Research Methods in Abnormal and Clinical Psychology

By: Dean McKay (editor)Hardback

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The Handbook of Research Methods in Abnormal and Clinical Psychology presents a diverse range of areas critical to any researcher or student entering the field. It provides valuable information on the foundations of research methods, including validity in experimental design, ethics, and statistical methods. The contributors discuss design and instrumentation for methods that are particular to abnormal and clinical psychology, including behavioural assessment, psychophysiological assessment and observational methods. They also offer details on new advances in research methodology and analysis, such as meta-analysis, taxometric methods, item response theory, and approaches to determining clinical significance. In addition, this volume covers specialty topics within abnormal and clinical psychology from forensic psychology to behaviour genetics to treatment outcome methods.

About Author

Dean McKay, Ph.D. is Associate Professor and Director of the Doctoral Training Program in Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychology, Fordham University. He currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Clinical Psychology and Journal of Anxiety Disorders. He has published over 60 journal articles and book chapters, and has over 100 conference presentations. Dr. McKay has been a member of the Obsessive Compulsive Cognitions Working Group since 1995. He is Board Certified in Behavioral and Clinical Psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP), is a Fellow of the American Board of Behavioral Psychology and the Academy of Clinical Psychology, as well as a Clinical Fellow of the Behavior Research and Therapy Society. Dr. McKay is currently completing a book on the theoretical bases of empirically supported cognitive-behavior therapy interventions, and is a co-editor (with Jonathan Abramowitz and Steven Taylor) of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Subtypes and Spectrum that is being prepared for The Johns Hopkins University Press. Dr. McKay's research has focused primarily on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), as well as Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Hypochondriasis and their link to OCD. His research has also focused on mechanisms of information processing bias for anxiety states.


Preface Section I: Introduction/Overview Chapter 1: General Introductory Chapter - Dean McKay Chapter 2: The Ethics of Informed Consent for Research in Clinical and Abnormal Psychology - Celia Fisher & Adam Fried Chapter 3: Internal and External Validity in Clinical Research - Steven Taylor & Gordon Asmundson Chapter 4: Statistical Conclusion and Construct Validity in Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Designs - Melanie Moretz & Dean McKay Section II: Foundations of Design and Analysis Chapter 5: Experimental Psychopathology - Bunmi Olatunji , Matt Feldner, Ellen Leen-Feldner, & John Forsyth Chapter 6: Analog Research - Derek R. Hopko & Carl Lejuez Chapter 7: Correlation Methods/Regression Models - Leona Aiken & Steven West Section III: Fundamental Issues in Clinical and Abnormal Psychology Chapter 8: Diagnosis - Elizabeth Nosen & Sheila Woody Chapter 9: Behavioral Assessment - Stephen Haynes, Catherine Pinson, Dawn Yoshioka, & Karen Kloezeman Chapter 10: Observational Methods - Frank Gresham, Clayton R. Cook, S. Dean Crews, & Ramon Barreras Chapter 11: Psychophysiological Research Methods - Frank Andrasik Chapter 12: Psychological Tests and Measures - Thomas Hogan Chapter 13: Programmatic Research on Basic Psychopathology - Jon Abramowitz & Stephen P. Whiteside Chapter 14: Treatment Deployment - Michael A. Southam-Gerow, A. Aukahi Austin, & Alyssa M. Hershberger Section IV: Methodological Advances and Data Analysis Chapter 15: Meta-Analytic Approaches To Abnormal And Clinical Research - Dean McKay Chapter 16: Confirmatory Factor Analysis/Structural Equation Modeling - Rick Hoyle Chapter 17: Qualitative Data Analysis - Larry Davidson Chapter 18: Item Response Theory and Rasch Models - Joanne Gorin & Susan Embretson Chapter 19: Taxometric Methods - Anthony Richey & Jill M. Holm-Denoma, Roman Kotov , Norman B. Schmidt & Thomas Joiner Chapter 20: Statistical Equivalence Testing - Warren Tryon Chapter 21: Assessment and analysis of clinically significant change - Paula Truax & Jay Thomas Chapter 22: Small samples and N-of-1 designs - Mathew Nock, Bethany D. Michel, and Valerie Photos Chapter 23: Treatment integrity and treatment competence - Art Nezu & Christine Maguth Nezu Section V: Topics in Clinical and Abnormal Psychology Chapter 24: Methods of Information Processing Research - Amy Wenzel Chapter 25: Forensic Psychology - Barry Rosenfeld & Debbie Green Chapter 26: Research with Children & Adolescents - Brian Chu Chapter 27: Geropsychology - Forrest Scogin Chapter 28: Cross-Cultural Research in Clinical and Abnormal Psychology - Sunita Stewart Chapter 29: Multi-Cultural research - Fons van de Vijver & Junko Tanaka-Matsumi Chapter 30: Health Psychology - Kathleen Schiaffino & Jessica McIlvane Chapter 31: Methods and Data Analysis in Behavior Genetics - Kerry Jang, Sonia Handa, & Roseann M. Larstone Chapter 32: Therapy outcome - Megan E. Spokas, Thomas L. Rodebaugh, & Richard G. Heimberg

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  • ISBN13: 9781412916301
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 600
  • ID: 9781412916301
  • weight: 57
  • ISBN10: 1412916305

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