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A definitive, authoritative and up-to-date resource for anyone interested in the theories, models and assessment methods used for understanding the many facets of Human personality and individual differences. Volume 2: Personality Measurement and Assessment. Covers psychometric measurement of personality.

The Dimensional Assessment of Personality Pathology (DAPP)
The dimensional assessment of personality pathology (DAPP)

The Dimensional Assessment of Personality Pathology (DAPP) scales were originally developed to delineate and validate the basic structure of personality disorder. Emphasis was placed on developing scales to assess constructs that clinicians have traditionally found useful in understanding personality disorder. Work began shortly after the publication of DSM-III in 1980. Because the DSM-III drew attention to the importance of personality disorder and offered a new approach to description and classification by specifying diagnostic criteria for each condition, the initial plan was to evaluate the DSM-III proposal that personality disorders could be represented by 11 discrete diagnoses. Systematic definitions of each disorder were developed through an extensive review of the clinical literature. This ...

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