Psychological Assessment ® is concerned mainly with empirical research on measurement and evaluation relevant to the broad field of clinical psychology. Submissions are welcome in the areas of assessment processes and methods.
- clinical judgment and the application of decision-making models
- paradigms derived from basic psychological research in cognition, personality–social psychology, and biological psychology
- development, validation, and application of assessment instruments, observational methods, and interviews
The focus of the journal is the diagnosis and evaluation of psychological characteristics or processes and assessment of the effectiveness of interventions.
Assessment of personality, psychopathological symptoms, cognitive and neuropsychological processes, and interpersonal behavior are all relevant. Methodological, theoretical, and review articles addressing clinical assessment processes and methods will also be considered.
Case studies will be considered if they make unique contributions to clinical psychological assessment. Papers that focus on measurement theory and methods will be considered if specifically focused on issues in clinical assessment.
Psychological Assessment rarely publishes psychometric studies of translations of tests unless the papers also address some conceptual or methodological issue of broader interest to clinical assessment.
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