Social Problems, 5th Edition

Frames social problems and solutions through politics.

Macionis’s book is the only social problems text that explains how society frames social problems and solutions through politics.

The text analyzes social issues and policies, using the concepts of sociological theory and the everyday language of politics. It also helps students understand the attitudes and values that define the political spectrum in the United States. Once students know how social problems are defined by our society through politics, and how the policies to solve these problems are developed, they can become involved in solving social problems through activism and political involvement.

Teaching & Learning Experience

  • Personalize Learning  – The new MySocLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals.
  • Improve Critical Thinking   – Chapter organization follows a logical framework that traces a problem from its origin to solution.
  • Engage Students   – International, national, and personal examples help students understand issues better.
  • Explore Theory  – Major sociological theories and how they explain each social problem are discussed.
  • Understand Diversity  – Features help students think globally about defining a solution to social problems.
  • Support Instructors   – The only Social Problems text with an annotated instructor’s edition. Also, author-written test bank provides the best support for instructors.

Review

“Visually laid out well with call outs to relevant and critical information. Timely information with ways to get involved The best part of all of Macionis’s texts is the application of the issue from the three major perspectives.”

-Kimberly Johanek, Boise State University

“I love the organization of the book. It is very attractive for my students who have consistently and unanimously stated in course reviews that they liked their text book a whole lot.”

-George Danns, Gainesville State College

“I think this is a strong, comprehensive text in social problems. I like the emphasis on solutions and getting students involved in issues. I also like that there are opportunities to “apply theory” in boxed material throughout the book.”

-Jennifer Chernega, Winona State University

About the Author

John J. Macionis  was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and a doctorate in sociology from the University of Pennsylvania.

John Macionis’ publications are wide-ranging, focusing on community life in the United States, interpersonal intimacy in families, effective teaching, humor, new information technology, and the importance of global education.

In addition, John Macionis and Nijole V. Benokraitis have edited the best-selling anthology Seeing Ourselves: Classic, Contemporary, and Cross-Cultural Readings in Sociology. Macionis and Vincent Parrillo have written the leading urban studies text, Cities and UrbanLife (Pearson). Macionis’ most recent textbook is Social Problems (Pearson).

John Macionis is Professor and Distinguished Scholar of Sociology at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, where he has taught for almost thirty years. During that time, he has chaired the Sociology Department, directed the college’s multidisciplinary program in humane studies, presided over the campus senate and the college’s faculty, and taught sociology to thousands of students.

In 2002, the American Sociological Association presented Macionis with the Award for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching, citing his innovative use of global material as well as the introduction of new teaching technology in his textbooks.

Professor Macionis has been active in academic programs in other countries, having traveled to some fifty nations. He writes, “I am an ambitious traveler, eager to learn and, through the texts, to share much of what I discover with students, many of whom know little about the rest of the world. For me, traveling and writing are all dimensions of teaching. First, and foremost, I am a teacher—a passion for teaching animates everything I do.”

At Kenyon, Macionis teaches a number of courses, but his favorite class is Introduction to Sociology, which he offers every semester. He enjoys extensive contact with students and invites everyone enrolled in each of his classes to enjoy a home-cooked meal.

The Macionis family—John, Amy, and children McLean and Whitney—live on a farm in rural Ohio. In his free time, Macionis enjoys tennis, swimming, hiking, and playing oldies rock-and-roll (he recently released his first CD). Macionis is as an environmental activist in the Lake George region of New York’s Adirondack Mountains, working with a number of organizations, including the Lake George Land Conservancy, where he serves as president of the board of trustees.

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  • Paperback: 552 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson; 5 edition (October 22, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0205881394
  • ISBN-13: 978-0205881390
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Using Statistics to Make Educational Decisions, 1st Edition

Government scrutiny and intensified oversight have dramatically changed the landscape of education in recent years. Observers want to know how schools compare, which district is best, which states are spending the most per student on education, whether reforms are making a difference, and why so many students are failing. Some of these questions require technical answers that educators historically redirected to outside experts, but the questions leveled at all educators have become so acute and persistent that they can no longer be outsourced. This text helps educators develop the tools and the conceptual understanding needed to provide definitive answers to difficult statistical questions facing education today.

Review

“This text seems to cover the basics of educational decision making. It would make an excellent text for a course preceding the one I am teaching.” (Mack C. Shelley)

The content is very specific to my design for the course. The book addresses a wide range of prior content affiliation by the student. It reads very well but still provides necessary mathematical rigor for understading the concepts presented…extremely appropriate for most EdD programs and could also function as an excellent transistion from a mathematics, statistical background into the world of research in the social sciences. (Benjamin Brown 2011-10-28)

About the Author

David Tanner is a Professor in the Department of Educational Research and Administration at California State University, Fresno, where he was the Department Chair from 1990-1995. He received his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction/Measurement from Texas A&M University, and his areas of interest include educational psychology; statistics and measurement; educational research; quantitative and qualitative evaluation; assessing student achievement; evaluating classroom assessment instruments; and evaluating the performance of teachers and teacher candidates. He has authored several journal articles and the textbook Assessing Academic Achievement (©2001).

Found this text to be fairly accessible for someone new to the language and concepts of statistics, though certain chapters can be a bit dense. Each chapter built on the previous material covered, making for a logical progression. A few misleading typos aside, the examples were pertinant to the edcuational field and tables and review questions were helpful. More modeled problems with detailed explanations and review of concepts would have helped to solidify the material covered.

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  • Paperback: 552 pages
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc (September 7, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1412969778
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Global Health Law, 1st Edition

The international community has made great progress in improving global health. But staggering health inequalities between rich and poor still remain, raising fundamental questions of social justice. In a book that systematically defines the burgeoning field of global health law, Lawrence Gostin drives home the need for effective global governance for health and offers a blueprint for reform, based on the principle that the opportunity to live a healthy life is a basic human right.

Gostin shows how critical it is for institutions and international agreements to focus not only on illness but also on the essential conditions that enable people to stay healthy throughout their lifespan: nutrition, clean water, mosquito control, and tobacco reduction. Policies that shape agriculture, trade, and the environment have long-term impacts on health, and Gostin proposes major reforms of global health institutions and governments to ensure better coordination, more transparency, and accountability. He illustrates the power of global health law with case studies on AIDS, influenza, tobacco, and health worker migration.

Today’s pressing health needs worldwide are a problem not only for the medical profession but also for all concerned citizens. Designed with the beginning student, advanced researcher, and informed public in mind, Global Health Law will be a foundational resource for teaching, advocacy, and public discourse in global health.

Review

Larry Gostin’s Global Health Law is more than the definitive book on a dynamic field. Gostin harnesses the power of international law and human rights as tools to close unconscionable health inequities—the injustices that burden marginalized populations throughout the world. Gostin presents a forceful vision, one that deserves a wide embrace. (Paul Farmer)

The fusion of human rights and social movements is a powerful theme running throughout Lawrence Gostin’s absorbing book. Global Health Law shines a light on the inspiration of the AIDS movement, bringing the ingenuity of civil society to achieve health justice for all. (Michele Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS)

The fight against apartheid in South Africa inspired a Constitution that guarantees everyone the right to health. Lawrence Gostin’s groundbreaking Global Health Law replicates that struggle globally, employing wider principles of social justice and international law. His book is rich in scholarship, and inspiring in its generous-spirited reach. (Justice Edwin Cameron, Constitutional Court of South Africa)

About the Author

Lawrence O. Gostin is University Professor and Founding O’Neill Chair in Global Health Law at Georgetown University.

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  • Hardcover: 560 pages
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press; 1 edition (March 3, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 067472884X
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Communities of Practice Learning, Meaning, and Identity (Learning in Doing Social, Cognitive and Computational Perspectives), 1st Edition

Learning is becoming an urgent topic. Nations worry about the learning of their citizens, companies about the learning of their workers, schools about the learning of their students. But it is not always easy to think about how to foster learning in innovative ways. This book presents a framework for doing that, with a social theory of learning that is ground-breaking yet accessible, with profound implications not only for research, but also for all those who have to foster learning as part of their responsibilites at work, at home, at school.

Review

“The terms of debate about ‘knowledge management’ and ‘learning organizations’ are slowly, and finally turning from issues of information and technology to those of human capabilities and the sources of motivation, creativity, and problem-solving skills that create real value in the new economy. Wenger is light years ahead in understanding those sources, and the critical importance of informal communities and ‘social learning’ in fostering them.” Phillip Brook Manville, Partner, McKinsey & Co.

Book Description

Learning is becoming an urgent topic. Nations worry about the learning of their citizens, companies about the learning of their workers, schools about the learning of their students. But it is not always easy to think about how to foster learning in innovative ways. This book presents a framework for doing that, with a social theory of learning that is ground-breaking yet accessible, with profound implications not only for research, but also for all those who have to foster learning as part of their responsibilites at work, at home, at school.

For those grappling with the need to understand and talk about how people come together and interact beyond the org. chart, this book has a lot to offer. Theoretically-based, it focuses on a social theory of learning that is broad enough to cover a wide range of human activities, well beyond what we would normally consider to be ‘learning’. ‘Communities of practice’ offers a comprehensive framework for understanding and analysing what people do in the context of their social milieu. The author includes many examples and uses a work-place vignette to illustrate the relevance and power of his ideas. If you are not afraid of theory and abstraction and are open to new concepts, this book may indeed be revolutionary.
Great book to understand how learning, meaning, and identity work within our social learning environments. Again, bought this for my PhD literature review and it helped immensely.

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  • Series: Learning in Doing: Social, Cognitive and Computational Perspectives
  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (January 13, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521663636
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521663632
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Theories for Direct Social Work Practice (with CourseMate Printed Access Card), 3rd Edition

Walsh’s concise, comprehensive text covers eleven major clinical practice theories that social workers commonly use in their assessment, planning, and intervention tasks with individuals, families, and groups. The book offers you a broad view of the field of practice, while still providing a close-up view of each theory discussed.

Review

1. Thinking About Theory. 2. A Social Work Perspective on Theory and Practice. 3. Person-Centered Theory. 4. Ego Psychology. 5. The Relational Theories, with a Focus on Object Relations. 6. Family Emotional Systems Theory. 7. Behavior Theory. 8. Cognitive Theory. 9. Structural Family Theory. 10. Solution focused Therapy. 11. Motivational Interviewing and Enhancement Therapy. 12. Narrative Theory. 13. Crisis Theory and Intervention.

About the Author

Joseph Walsh received his MSW and his Ph.D. from Ohio State University. He is Associate Professor of Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University and teaches courses in generalist practice, clinical practice, research, and mental and emotional disorders. He has been a direct services practitioner in the field of mental health since 1974, first in a psychiatric hospital and later in community mental health center settings. Joe has provided services to older adult and general outpatient populations, but he specializes in services to people with serious mental illness and their families. He is the author of two other Brooks/Cole texts, CLINICAL CASE MANAGEMENT WITH PERSONS HAVING MENTAL ILLNESS and THEORIES FOR DIRECT SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE.

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  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 3 edition (January 1, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1285750225
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Looking Through the Eyes of Trauma and Dissociation An illustrated guide for EMDR therapists and clients, 1st Edition

This book is created with over 100 original cartoons so that not only therapists can understand the treatment of traumatic dissociation, but their clients can as well. It describes the use of ego state therapy in preparation for trauma work, especially EMDR.

Sandra’s book does a wonderful job of guiding the reader through the necessary phases of trauma treatment for dissociative disorders. Although it focuses on severe dissociation (DID), it is very useful for work with ego states, and although intended primarily for EMDR-trained therapists, any therapist doing trauma treatment will benefit greatly. I believe that much of the material is geared towards therapists, yet clients can also glean a great deal of understanding regarding their dissociative capacities and the road to healing. What makes the book so accessible and digestible is the format (very short didactic passages, followed by clinical anecdotes that make the teaching come alive) and the delightful cartoons, that provide a right-brain learning and exude compassion and understanding. A job very well done!
Andrew Seubert, author: “The Courage to Feel”

This book will be a great help to therapists wanting to utilize EMDR as a treatment for their clients with DID and also for patients dealing with the disorder. The whimsical cartoons presented in the book help de-stigmatize the disorder for those who have it and also are very helpful in both the client and theraspits’ ability to understand what is going on internally with the patient with a dissociative disorder.
Any EMDR trained therapist worth their salt can only go so far with a standard EMDR protocol, especially if the the clients you are working with have an extensive history of childhood or adolescent trauma. Dr. Paulsen’s book is a must for early trauma survivors and the therapists who treat them. Most EMDR therapists have, at one time or another, had the troubling experience of utilizing standard EMDR which goes no where, or even worse, floods the client and causes them to not want to continue processing. This book helps clients and their therapists, better understand how the trauma from youth is held by different ego states that helped the body cope during such tormenting times. The challenge is that those experiences continue to haunt the body when triggers occur, leaving one to feel as if the old traumas are still happening, even though it is years later. This is the best of both worlds, by combining EMDR and Ego State work, the body, mind and soul have a greater opportunity for healing when other methods have failed. This helps the client process their traumas without becoming overwhelmed or flooded and is much gentler than standard EMDR. Thanks to Dr. Paulsen for developing such a wonderful resource and for providing a way to help people move beyond their traumas and live the lives they were meant to live without being hijacked by someone else’s abuse.
Fast shipping from supplier with a great price! This is an excellent resource for Trauma Therapists, specifically working with clients dissociation. This is not a ‘self-help’ book and would not be suitable for clients to read, but provides an excellent reference for therapists. This is also not a good book for beginning therapists. A strong background in trauma therapy is needed to make sense of the book. As an advanced book, it is excellent!

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  • Paperback: 276 pages
  • Publisher: BookSurge Publishing; 1 edition (February 23, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439213216
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The Early Childhood Coaching Handbook, 1st Edition

Evidence-based and highly effective, coaching helps early childhood practitioners support other professionals and families as they enhance existing knowledge, develop new skills, and promote healthy development of young children. This hands-on guide shows professionals how to conduct skillful coaching in any setting—home, school, or community.

An expanded, more practical follow-up to the groundbreaking Coaching Families and Colleagues in Early Childhood, this is the guidebook that walks professionals step by step through the coaching process and shows them explicitly what best practices look like. Developed by the foremost authorities on coaching and informed by the authors’ staff development and technical assistance activities with other professionals, this book directly addresses the real-world challenges of coaching and gives readers concrete guidance on successful strategies and interactions. Preservice and in-service early childhood professionals will

  • master the five characteristics of coaching practices—observation, action, reflection, feedback, and joint planning
  • see exactly how to conduct a positive coaching session, with transcripts of successful coaching in action
  • learn about the qualities of effective coaches, including openness to experiences, adaptability, empathy, and honesty
  • adjust coaching techniques to meet the specific needs of early childhood educators, parents, and caregivers
  • incorporate coaching into professional development programs to ensure immediate use of the latest best practices
  • understand how coaching differs from other collaborative models, such as consultation, direct teaching, and counseling
  • discover cutting-edge early childhood research that demonstrates the effectiveness of a coaching approach

To keep their skills sharp and ensure adherence to best coaching practices, readers will get easy-to-use, photocopiable tools that help them implement coaching consistently and effectively. They’ll also have samples so they can see how to use the tools to evaluate and improve their interactions.

With this essential coaching guidebook, every early childhood professional including developmental specialists, Early Head Start and Head Start staff, early literacy specialists, infant mental health specialists, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, psychologists, social workers, service coordinators, speech-language pathologists, and teachers will provide effective support to families and other professionals to enhance developmental outcomes for all young children.

Includes practical forms & tools:

  • Coaching Practices Rating Scale—determines how well a practitioner is using coaching practices with families or colleagues
  • Coaching Log—helps coaches record and critically analyze a coaching conversation
  • Coaching Plan—used to develop the initial coaching plan and the action plans for achieving desired outcomes
  • Framework for Reflective Questioning—helps coaches evaluate the entire coaching process, recognizing what worked and what could be done differently next time
  • Transcripts of successful coaching in action

About the Author

Dathan Rush is the Associate Director of the Family, Infant and Preschool Program (FIPP) at Western Carolina Center and a research associate at the Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute in Morganton, North Carolina. Prior to accepting his position at FIPP, Mr. Rush was a clinical assistant professor and personnel development consultant in the Lee Mitchener Tolbert Center for Developmental Disabilities at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City. He served as Assistant Director of the Oklahoma SoonerStart Early Intervention Program at the State Department of Health from 1992 to 1999. He served as an editorial board member of the journal Infants and Young Children until 2002 and has published articles in the areas of in-service training, coaching, supporting children and families in natural learning environments, and teaming in early intervention. He is past president and former executive council member of the Oklahoma Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Mr. Rush has presented numerous workshops nationally on topics related to team building, use of a primary coach model of support, training of trainers, coaching, and provision of supports in natural environments.

M’Lisa L. Shelden, PT, Ph.D., is Director of the Family, Infant and Preschool Program (FIPP) at Western Carolina Center and an associate research scientist at the Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute in Morganton, North Carolina. Prior to accepting her appointment at FIPP, Dr. Shelden was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Science at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She is a graduate Fellow of the ZERO TO THREE: National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families, and she has also served the Section of Pediatrics of the American Physical Therapy Association. She is a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Early Intervention. Dr. Shelden has co-authored several articles related to early intervention teamwork and a chapter related to physical therapy personnel preparation. She presents nationally on topics related to transition, inclusion, coaching, evaluation and assessment, use of a primary coach model, and provision of supports in natural environments.

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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Paul H Brookes Pub Co; 1 edition (February 14, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1598570676
  • ISBN-13: 978-1598570670
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Intelligence Analysis A Target-Centric Approach, 1st Edition

Due to the ever-evolving tactics of our enemies, the American intelligence community has been compelled to find more effective methods of managing intelligence analysis. In Intelligence Analysis, Robert M. Clark demonstrates that a collaborative, target-centric approach leads to sharper and more effective analysis, while better meeting the needs of the end-user. Comprehensively revised to reflect the changes in the constantly shifting landscape of intelligence, the new fourth edition accounts for recent events and is rife with new examples throughout. Brand new and significantly revised coverage includes chapters on managing the analytic unit, analytic methodologies, and the analytic spectrum, bringing a heightened level of clarity to this outstanding, must-have resource. Clark’s practical information and insider perspective create the perfect resource for students and practitioners alike.

About the Author

Robert M. Clark is an independent consultant performing space systems threat analyses for the US Intelligence Community. He is also a faculty member of the Intelligence and Security Academy and a professor of intelligence studies at the University of Maryland University College. Dr. Clark served in the United States Air Force as a SIGINT collector and intelligence officer, reaching the rank of lieutenant colonel. At CIA, he held a variety of assignments that involved supporting the collection, processing and exploitation of HUMINT, SIGINT, and IMINT. As the President and CEO of the Scientific and Technical Analysis Corporation, he managed collection programs in the SIGINT, IMINT, and technical collection disciplines. Clark holds an SB from MIT, a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois, and a JD from George Washington University. He is a presidential interchange executive, a member of the Virginia state bar, a charter member of the Association of Old Crows, and a patent attorney. Dr. Clark’s Intelligence Analysis: A Target-centric Approach is now in its fourth edition. His second book, The Technical Collection of Intelligence, was published in 2010.

The target-centric approach is all about getting away from the hierarchy of the intelligence process and attacking an intelligence problem by building synergy amongst all invested parties. This book also goes into all aspects of intelligence analysis: source verification, modeling for predictive intelligence, how to present information to policymakers, etc. A very valuable book for anyone interested in the intelligence analysis field.

This is a very comprehensive volume of thoughts and functions for how the Intelligence Analysis profession does work and how it could work better. The writing style and level is excellent for the college and higher reader and the content and layout is logical and builds well through the book.

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  • Paperback: 403 pages
  • Publisher: CQ Press (September 25, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1452206120
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Creativity is Forever, 5th Edition

Excellent textbook on creativity. This book covers every aspect of creativity and contains more than enough references for further study. I get back to this book all the time.

I used this textbook for a Creative Psych class in my M.A. program and as far as textbooks go it was good. It had a lot of useful information that was presented in an easy to understand format. If you have an interest in this subject this is a very good book and is excellent for really all careers fields from teacher to r & d this has amazing insights into human creativity.

Mr Davis (pronounced “Csikszentmihalyi”) has a wicked sense of humor that pervades every pore of this quite amusing and yet very informative book on creativity. Buy it.

I did manage to find this book used at about half price. Now that I have it, I would almost pay full price for it. Extremely informative.

I ordered this for a graduate class for teaching gifted and talented students. Contains great information and ideas. Did not feel like required reading at all. Highly recommend!

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  • Paperback: 396 pages
  • Publisher: Kendall Hunt Publishing; 5 edition (2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0757510906
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Handbook of Personality Assessment, 1st Edition

This comprehensive, balanced guide to personality assessment, written by two of the foremost experts in the field, is sure to become the gold standard of texts on this topic. The Handbook of Personality Assessment covers everything from the basics, including a historic overview and detailed discussion of the assessment process and its psychometric foundations, to valuable sections on conducting the assessment interview and the nature, interpretation, and applications of the most popular self-report (objective) and performance-based (projective) measures. A concluding section of special topics such as computerized assessment, ethical and legal issues, and report writing are unique to this text.

Review

“This masterful integration of theory and research focuses on the contributions of standardized psychological instruments to the assessment process. Very thoughtful chapters on the history of personality assessment, the assessment process, psychometrics, and ethical issues set the stage. This is likely the single best compilation that surveys the diverse methods that expert diagnostic consultants employ every single day.” (Journal of Personality Assessment, 91(2), 2009)

“The majority of the Handbook provides knowledge, clear and distinct as Descartes (1641/1996) would have hoped, on the essentials—namely, history, administration, scoring, validity, interpretation, common applications, and psychometrics—of the most commonly used standardized psychological tests. Self-report inventories include the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2), MMPI-A, Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory-III (MCMI-III), Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI), and revised NEO Personality Inventory, while the performance-based tests include the Rorschach (Inkblot Method), Thematic Apperception Test (TAT), and various figure-drawing and sentence completion methods. What’s unusual among true believers—and Weiner and Greene are true believers in the best sense when it comes to standardized psychological tests—is the ease with which one is made aware of what is not known.”
—-Richard W. Bloom (PsycCRITIQUES, 1554-0138, October 22, 2008, Vol. 53, Release 43,! Article 6)

About the Author

Irving B. Weiner, PhD, is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and behavioral Medicine at the University of South Florida and former Director of Psychological Services at the University of South Florida Psychiatry Center in Tampa, Florida. He resides in Tampa and is in the practice os clinical and forensic psychology.

Dr. Weiner received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Michigan in 1959. His position since that time have included Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics and Head of the Division of Psychology at the University of Rochester Medical Center; Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology at Case Western reserve University; and Vice-President and Chief Academic Officer at the University of Denver and at Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and of the Association for Psychological Science, a Diplomat of the American board of Professional Psycho9logy in both Clinical and Forensic Psychology, and a licensed psychologist in the state of Florida. He is president-elect of the Society of Clinical Psychology (APA Division 12), Past President of the International Rorschach Society, current President of the Society for Personality Assessment Distinguished Contribution Award. He served as editor of the Journal of Personality Assessment from 1985 to 1993 and as editor of Rorschachiana: Yearbook of the International Rorschach Society from 1990 to 1996.His Writings include numerous articles and chapters and the following books:
Psychodiagnosis in Schizophrenia, 1966; republished ed., 1997
Psychological Disturbance in Adolescence, 1970; 2nd ed., 1992
Rorschach Handbook of Clinical and Research Applications, 1971
Child Development, 1972
Principles of Psychotherapy, 1975; 2nd ed., 1998
Clinical Methods in Psychology (ED.) 1976; 2nd ed., 1983
Development of the Child, 1978
Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, 1982
Rorschach Assessment of Children and Adolescents, 1982; 2nd ed., 1995
Adolescence: A Developmental Transition, 1985; 2nd ed., 1995
Handbook of Forensic Psychology, (Ed.) 1987; 2nd ed., 1999; 3rd ed., 2006
Principles of Rorschach Interpretation, 1998; 2nd ed., 2003
Handbook of Psychology (12 Vols.) (Editor-in-Chief), 2003
Adult Psychopathology Case Studies (Ed.) 2004

Roger L. Greene is a professor at Pacific Graduate School of Psychology in Palo Alto, California, where he served as Director of Clinical Training for twelve years. Dr. Greene has worked in a variety of clinical settings and with different types of patients in his clinical career. His particular area of interest clinically is the assessment and treatment of alcohol and drug abuse. He has written a number of texts and articles on the use of the MMPI-2. His most recent book, The MMPI-2: An Interpretive Manual (2nd ed.) was published in 2000. His books on the MMPI/MMPI-2 have been among the standard references for over two decades. He is a Fellow of Division 12of APA and the Society for Personality Assessment. He has served on the Board of Trustees and as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Personality Assessment for the Society of Personality Assessment. His writings include numerous articles and chapters and the following books:
The MMPI: an Interpretive Manual, 1980
The MMPI-2/MMPI: An Interpretive Manual, 1991
Emerging Issues and Methods in Personality Assessment (Co-Ed.), 1997
The MMPI-2: An Interpretive Manual, 2000

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  • Hardcover: 696 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (December 21, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471228818
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