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Updating themes in Meehl's influential 1973 book Psychodiagnosis, this selection of classic and later works demonstrates development of Meehl's thinking in areas of prediction, theory assessment, taxometrics, and general scientific methodology. Section introductions are provided by the editors. The Reader includes a DVD with photos and video of Meehl lecturing on clinical vs. actuarial prediction. Available from Routledge.
Contents and Preface
by Donald R. Peterson
Paul Meehl's student, Donald R. Peterson, published this collection of their letters and emails in 2005. It provides a more intimate look at the lives and thinking of both men.Available from Routledge
Multivariate Taxometric Procedures: Distinguishing Types from Continua
Available from Sage
Clinical versus Statistical Prediction:
A theoretical analysis and a review of the evidence
Published in 1954 by the University of Minnesota Press, this is Meehl's famous examination of the clinical versus actuarial prediction issue. It was reprinted in paperback with a new Preface in 1996, by Jason Aronson, Northvale, NJ. As of 2013, it is back in print and available from Echo Point Books.
An Atlas for the Clinical Use of the MMPI. S. R. Hathaway & P. E. Meehl. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1951.
Modern Learning Theory. W. K. Estes, S. Koch, K. MacCorquodale, P. E. Meehl, C. G. Mueller, W. N. Schoenfeld, & W. S. Verplanck. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1954.
- The chapter on E. C. Tolman by Kenneth MacCorquodale and Paul Meehl includes Meehl's classic discussion of the concept of a response.
Psychodiagnosis: Selected Papers. P. E. Meehl. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1973.
Selected Philosophical Papers. (Edited by C. A. Anderson and K. Gunderson). Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1991.
- Throughout his career as a psychologist, Paul Meehl also contributed to the philosophical literature with probing and witty analyses. The unusual scope and imagination of his work are revealed in this collection as Meehl explores the mind-body problem, freedom and determinism, psychoanalytic explanation, theory appraisal, moral aspects of insanity and the law, and precognitive telepathy.
Publications grouped by major focus
|Clinical Theory and Practice||Learning Theory||Significance Testing|
|Psychotherapy||Training and Credentialing||Philosophy-General|
|Psychoanalysis||Standards||Philosophy of Science|
|Case Studies||Clinical vs. Actuarial Prediction||Cliometric Metatheory|
Personality Inventory (MMPI)
|Psychological Measurement||Psychology and Law|
|Hedonic Capacity||Factor Analysis||Psychology and Politics|
|Schizophrenia||Causal Analysis||Psychology and Religion|
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