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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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.Review:
"It is to the credit of these authors who have not only undertaken this monumental task, but have pulled it off in an altogether scholarly and professional way such that this new volume, much like its predecessor editions, and again takes its rightful place among the leading books in
contemporary neuropsychology." --The Clinical Neuropsychologist
"Overall this volume is well organized and provides a definitive guide for neuropsychological assessment. This 4th edition is a useful reference for clinicians and investigators concerned with the neurobehavioral aspects of neurological disease and injury, and it is indispensable for clinical
neuropsychologists." --Journal of Neurosurgery
"The book, often referred to as 'Lezak,' is without question the most widely-consulted source on neuropsychological assessment as a clinical enterprise. The fourth edition continues in the great tradition of its predecessors..." --Journal of the International Neuropsychological
"This is an update of what for almost three decades has been the classic textbook of clinical neuropsychological assessment. Neuropsychological Assessment (Fourth Edition) represents a monumental achievement by the authors and remains the most important text on clinical neuropsychological
assessment. No practitioner or researcher should be without it."--ACNR
"...the book is a veritable graduate course in the field of psychological assessment, and readers will find information chronicling the most effective ways psychologists have to evaluate and examine the inner workings of the brain." --The Electric Review
From reviews of the previous editions
"This is and will remain a very important and central book in clinical neuropsychology. No other current book dealing with the practice of adult clinical neuropsychology has as much to offer...A truly impressive achievement."--Journal of Clinical Neuropsychology
"Hailed by many as the most comprehensive sourcebook in the field of neuropsychological assessment...It not only should serve as a reference, but also should be frequently referred to as a working textbook, occupying a central place on one's bookshelves."--Contemporary Psychology
"No other textbook offers to integrate such a diversity of information on such a wide range of abnormal brain conditions...Lezak is to be congratulated for making substantial improvements in a previously excellent text."--Journal of Personality Assessment
"Encompasses both theoretical and practical concerns in an eminently readable style puctuated by clinical anecdotes and case histories...There is no single source available today that is so comprehensive; its sheer volume also serves as a persuasive reminder of how fast this field has
grown."--Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2004. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110195111214
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, USA, 2004. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 4. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0195111214