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By Michel Hersen, Daniel L. Segal, Mark J. Hilsenroth

Complete guide of mental evaluate, quantity 2 provides the main up to date assurance on character evaluation from best experts.
* comprises contributions from prime researchers during this area.
* offers the main entire, up to date info on character assessment.
* provides conceptual information regarding the assessments.

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RANGE OF APPLICABILITY AND LIMITATIONS The PAI was developed and standardized for use in the clinical assessment of individuals in the age range of 18 through adulthood. The PAI standardization sample did not include individuals under the age of 18; there are, therefore, no data to support the interpretation of PAI data for adolescents. As a clinical instrument, the PAI is designed to provide information relevant to clinical diagnosis, treatment planning, and screening for psychopathology. While the PAI does provide information relevant to these purposes, the inventory is not designed to provide a comprehensive assessment of domains of normal personality.

In addition, the automated interpretive report and client profiles included in the software portfolio are intended as tools for qualified users and are not to be given to the client in lieu of feedback. Ethical Considerations Surrounding PAI-SP Mentioned later in more detail, the PAI offers a software portfolio that scores the PAI and generates a clinical interpretive report based on diagnostic algorithms. There are several professional issues regarding the computerization of this test that merit discussion.

3 years) was representative of a community group with the required fourth-grade reading level. For each scale and subscale, the T-scores were linearly transformed from the means and standard deviations derived from the census-matched standardization sample. Unlike many other similar instruments, the PAI does not calculate T-scores differently for men and women; instead, the same (combined) norms are used for both genders. Separate norms are only necessary when the scale contains some bias that alters the interpretation of a score based on the respondent’s gender.

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