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Revised NEO Personality Inventory Clinical and Research Applications

ISBN-10: 0306459434

ISBN-13: 9780306459436

Edition: 1998

Authors: Ralph L. Piedmont

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This is a practical guide to the NEO Personality Inventory, the only commercially available instrument to assess the personality on the dimensions of the Five-Factor Model.
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List price: $219.99
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 10/31/1998
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 286
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Personality and Its Assessment
What Is Personality?
Genotype and Phenotype
Change and Stability in Personality
The Value of Personality Assessment in a Clinical Context
Overview
The Clinical Yield from Personality Assessment
Qualities of Personality
What Is a Taxonomy?
Taxonomy versus Typology
The Value of a Taxonomy for Personality Assessment
The Lexigraphic Hypothesis
Searching for a Linguistic Structure
From Adjectives to Sentences: The NEO Model
Recommendations for Approaching This Book
Psychometric Overview of the NEO PI-R
Outline of Scales
Reliability
Factor Structure
The Question of Comprehensiveness
Correspondence between the NEO PI-R and Other Measurement Models
What the NEO PI-R Can Tell Us about Other Scales
The Question of Self-Distortion
Self-Peer Congruence
The Reverse Acquaintanceship Effect
The Logic of Assessment Using the NEO PI-R
Normal versus Abnormal Personality
Overview
The Five-Factor Model and Its Relations to Clinical Behavior
Robustness of the Five-Factor Model
Heritability
Cross-Cultural Generalizability
Theoretical Foundation
Interpreting the NEO PI-R
The Use of Validity Scales in Assessment
Social Desirability
Content-Free Validity Scales
The Value and Limits of Self-Report Data
NEO PI-R Facet Scales and Their Interpretations
Neuroticism
Extraversion
Openness to Experience
Agreeableness
Conscientiousness
NEO PI-R Interpretations and Select Case Profiles
Case History: Debbie K.
Case History: Joe W.
Case History: Frank and Judy V.
Providing Feedback
What If My NEO PI-R Profile Does Not Match the Self-Concept?
Error in Test Completion
Recontextualizing the Client's Motivation
Profile Analysis Using the NEO PI-R
Organizing NEO PI-R Information
General
Profiling NEO PI-R Scores
Selected Case Histories
Case History: Robert R.
Case History: Angela W.
Case History: Brian M.
Case History: Barbara W.
Case History: Beverly N.
Case History: Tom S.
Case History: Erica J.
Case History: Sally Ines
Conclusions
Applications of the Rater Version of the NEO PI-R
Using Observer Ratings
Observer Ratings with Married Couples
Self-Other Congruence in Couples
Cross-Observer Agreement Analyses
Cross-Observer Agreement Analysis: Selected Cases
Clinical Yield from Cross-Observer Agreement Analysis
Observer Ratings as Predictors of Outcome
Research Applications with the NEO PI-R
The Need and Role of Research
Overview
How Clinicians Can Provide Important Insights
Issues Relating to the Factor Analysis of NEO PI-R Information
Factor Orthogonality
Number of Factors
Recovering the NEO PI-R Structure in New Samples
Application of NEO PI-R Data to Validity Research
Construct Validity
The Incremental Validity Paradigm
Outcome Research
Understanding Change over Time
Selecting Treatments for Persons
Understanding Our Clients
Conclusions
References
Author Index
Subject Index