Personality and Intelligence in the Psychodiagnostic Process

The Emergence of Diagnostic Schedules
  • R. W. Kamphaus
  • A. W. Morgan
  • M. R. Cox
  • R. M. Powell
Part of the Perspectives on Individual Differences book series (PIDF)


Formal intelligence and personality measures have contributed immeasurably to the psychodiagnostic process. Intelligence measures, for instance, virtually defined the diagnosis of mental retardation for much of this century (Kamphaus, 1993). Similarly, personality measures have been widely used for psychological diagnosis since first being proven useful after World War I, when the Woodworth Personal Data Sheet was found to be practical for the diagnosis of what is currently called posttraumatic stress disorder (Kamphaus & Frick, in press). Today, however, the relationship between intelligence and personality testing and diagnosis is less direct, as diagnostic systems become increasingly behavior based.


Personality Disorder Diagnostic System Autistic Child Latent Trait Personality Test 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. W. Kamphaus
    • 1
  • A. W. Morgan
    • 1
  • M. R. Cox
    • 1
  • R. M. Powell
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Educational PsychologyUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA

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