Handbook of Neuropsychological Assessment

A Biopsychosocial Perspective

  • Antonio E. Puente
  • Robert J. McCaffrey

Part of the Critical Issues in Neuropsychology book series (CINP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Historical Perspectives

    1. Gerald Goldstein
      Pages 1-10
  3. Constitutional and Demographic Factors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-13
    2. Eugene K. Emory, Tammy M. Savoie, Joan Ballard, Marion Eppler, Cynthia O’Dell
      Pages 15-48
    3. Morris J. Cohen, Walter B. Branch, W. Grant Willis, Lisa L. Weyandt, George W. Hynd
      Pages 49-79
    4. Asenath La Rue
      Pages 81-119
    5. Janet R. Matthews
      Pages 121-139
    6. Polly Henninger
      Pages 141-179
    7. Alfredo Ardila, Monica Rosselli, Feggy Ostrosky-Solis
      Pages 181-192
    8. Sonia Manuel-Dupont, Alfredo Ardila, Monica Rosselli, Antonio E. Puente
      Pages 193-210
  4. Psychopathological Factors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-213
    2. Susan M. Orsillo, Robert J. McCaffrey
      Pages 215-261
    3. Peter J. Newman, Jerry J. Sweet
      Pages 263-307
    4. Elaine Walker, Marsha Lucas, Richard Lewine
      Pages 309-334
    5. Arthur Macneill Horton Jr.
      Pages 335-352
    6. Laurence M. Binder
      Pages 353-374
  5. Biological and Environmental Factors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 375-377
    2. Eugene R. Delay, Walter Isaac
      Pages 379-417
    3. Tyler S. Lorig
      Pages 419-433
    4. Alice Medalia, James Gold
      Pages 457-483
    5. David E. Hartman
      Pages 485-507
  6. Epilogue

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 509-509
    2. Robert J. McCaffrey, Antonio E. Puente
      Pages 511-520
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 521-526

About this book


The growth of clinical neuropsychology has been unprecedented. This growth has been oriented more toward the provision of than toward the foundation for services. Thus, while a greater number of psychologists are performing a greater number of neuropsychological procedures, there seems to us an uneven parallel growth between these services and the empirical foundations for them. It should come to no one's surprise that increasingly aggressive attacks on the field have been leveled. Despite these attacks, clinical neuropsychology con­ tinues to enjoy exceptional growth within psychology and acceptance by other health practitioners, insurance companies, legislators, judges, juries, and above all, consumers of our services. Growth without self-reflection is a dangerous enterprise, as is growth without directions. We find it disconcerting that existing and limited "self­ analysis" has assumed that neuropsychological dysfunction is immune to the same variables that affect psychological dysfunction. Some attention has been paid to the most obvious ones, such as age, but all others have been ignored and/ or misunderstood. This neglect has spawned a body of knowledge replete with questionable data and unfounded conclusions. Hence, it is surprising that clinical neuropsychologists consider themselves to be more scientifically sound than their regular clinical counterparts.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Antonio E. Puente
    • 1
  • Robert J. McCaffrey
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of North Carolina at WilmingtonWilmingtonUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyThe University at Albany, State University of New YorkAlbanyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-0684-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-0682-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1572-4565
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