Paul E. Meehl


University of Minnesota
Department of Psychology
75 East River Road, N218 Elliott Hall
Minneapolis MN 55455-0344
E-mail: pemeehl@umn.edu


A Paul Meehl Reader: Essays on the Practice of Scientific Psychology
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
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    [D.R.Peterson.jpg] [TwelveYears.jpg] Twelve years of Correspondence with Paul Meehl: Tough Notes from a Gentle Genius

    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

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    Clinical versus Statistical Prediction:
    A theoretical analysis and a review of the evidence
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    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.

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    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.

    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.

    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
    Minnesota Multiphasic
    Personality Inventory (MMPI)
    Psychological Measurement Psychology and Law
    Hedonic Capacity Factor Analysis Psychology and Politics
    Schizophrenia Causal Analysis Psychology and Religion
    Behavior Genetics Taxometrics Parapsychology

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