Formal Methods in Assessing Child and Adolescent Personality and Affect

Patricia A. Lowe, Erik L. Fister, Susan M. Unruh, Jennifer M. Raad, Justin P. Allen, Tiffany L. Arrington, Skylar A. Bellinger, Liesl J. Edwards, Belinda N. Kathurima, Jeaveen M. Neaderhiser, Christopher R. Niileksela, Jessica Oeth Schuttler, Matthew J. Grumbein and Stephen W. Loke

in The Oxford Handbook of Child Psychological Assessment

Published in print April 2013 | ISBN: 9780199796304
Published online May 2013 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

Formal Methods in Assessing Child and Adolescent Personality and Affect

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This chapter reviews established, newly developed, and updated structured personality inventories broad and narrow in scope used to assess children and adolescents' personality and affect. The psychometric properties of these structured personality inventories are discussed as well as their strengths and limitations. In addition to the structured personality inventories, informal methods, including clinical interviews and observations, used to assess children and adolescents' affect are discussed.

Keywords: structured personality inventories; norms; reliability; validity; clinical interviews; observations; children; adolescents

Article.  28246 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Clinical Psychology

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