Bennett, Edward M., 1939-

Personality assessment and diagnosis a clinical and experimental technique / [electronic resource] : Edward M. Bennett. - New York : Ronald Press Co., [1961] - viii, 287 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

Includes bibliographical references and index.

pt. 1. Subjective reactions to emotional threat -- pt. 2. Mapping subjective feelings -- pt. 3. Four inner worlds -- pt. 4. The case of Eric Riddal -- pt. 5. Polydiagnostic research -- pt. 6. Patterns of contemporary character.

"This book presents a method of personality assessment designed to be equally applicable to clinical and experimental needs. Clinical practice calls for diagnostic information rich in depth of symptomatic meaning. By comparison, experimental research requires information which is open to numerical analysis and is rigorously reproducible. The method here called polydiagnostic aims to provide a common ground between the qualitative requirements of the clinician and the quantitative demands of the experimentalist. The book begins with a summary and systematization of the dynamics of emotions, thinking, and personality. There follows a detailed description of the new method: a technique for eliciting evidence of subjective feelings by means of multiple forced-choice judgments among series of emotionally laden terms. The clinical value of the technique is displayed through a number of case histories of normal and abnormal personalities, and its effectiveness for experimental inquiry is illustrated by the results of an actual research project. Thus the book gives sufficient background information to permit the application of the method to a wide variety of clinical and research problems in a number of professional disciplines"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2014 APA, all rights reserved).

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Personality assessment.
Personality Assessment.

RC555 / .B37 1961

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