A Paul Meehl Reader
by Macmillan Distribution Services (9780805852509)

A Paul Meehl Reader
Macmillan Distribution Services
Release Date: 07 April 2006
Format: Hardback
Pages: 592
Category: Social, Group Or Collective Psychology
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
ISBN: 9780805852509
ISBN-10: 0805852506

This new book introduces a new generation to the important insights of Paul Meehl. In addition to selected papers from the classic reader, "Psychodiagnosis," this book features new material selected from Meehl's most influential writings. The resulting collection is a "tour de force" illustrating quantitative analysis of life science problems, an examination of the inadequacy of some methods of analysis, and a review of the application of taxometrics.
"A Paul Meehl Reader" is organized into five content areas: "Theory building and appraisal"-how we discover and test the true causal relations of psychological constructs. "Specific etiology"-an examination of genetic, behavioral, and environmental etiology in psychopathology. "Diagnosis and prediction"-a review of the appropriate use of base rates. "Taxometrics"-A look at Meehl's development of the method he invented. "Thinking effectively about psychological questions"-A critique of correlation research and the power of quantitative thinking in psychology.
The "Reader" features section introductions to orient the reader and provide a context and structure for Paul Meehl's work. The section on diagnosis and prediction features problem sets with solutions to guide the reader through practical applications of the principles described. An accompanying DVD contains footage from Paul Meehl's engaging seminar on clinical versus statistical prediction. This book appeals to advanced students and professionals in psychology, sociology, law, education, human development, and philosophy.

AUD $180.00

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