PSYC 3140 Lecture Notes - Paul E. Meehl, American Psychological Association, Clinical Psychology

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Psyc 3140 lecture 2 jan 14 th , 2014. Efforts to protect the rights of the mentally ill can unfortunately result at times in individuals being incarcerated in jails instead of . Teenage girl admitted to hospital for a 30-day forensic (psycho-legal) psychiatric assessment. Issues: carless diagnostic practices- lack of follow-up to re-confirm condition, criticism of staff contact need to humanize treatment. Obtained his phd _ u of minnesota 1945 and then was a faculty member there. Strong interest in psychometrics (test development) 1962 president of the american. Meehl"s predictions factors that will remain important for abnormal psychology. Subject (person) variance different conditions at different times ** Occasion variance person is in different stages of same condition ** Criterion variance due to vagueness of classification system. Predictive validity useful because people diagnosed with classified condition respond to particular treatments. Concurrent validity useful because people with diagnosed condition have other attributions not used in diagnosis itself.

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