Historical Perspectives

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


In these introductory remarks, no attempt will be made to summarize the contents of this extensive book, since that would be redundant with the comprehensive overview provided by the editors. Rather, a more historical perspective will be taken here, and I will try to briefly review how the various components of this work fit together into what is now called neuropsychological assessment. The origin of neuropsychological assessment is debatable. Several groups suggest that either they or some historical figure really started it; however, that figure is not always the same person (Goldstein, Hamsher, Goodglass, Reed, & Weinstein, 1985).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerald Goldstein
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  1. 1.Research, Veterans Administration Medical CenterPittsburghUSA

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