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Journal of Personality Assessment

Call for Papers

Deadline: 15 April 2019

Special Issue: Assessment of Personality and Psychopathology in Healthcare Settings

Healthcare in the United States is increasingly benefited by the adoption of multidisciplinary providers. Many multidisciplinary teams include psychologists who often conduct psychological and personality assessments in their practice. For instance, psychologists in primary care settings often screen for depression-related symptoms, anxiety-related symptoms, and substance misuse. Psychologists also conduct pre-surgical psychological evaluations to aid surgical teams in determining whether patients are suitable for higher risk surgeries, such as organ transplant, bariatric, and/or spine surgery. Additionally, psychologists are also present in cardiac and physical rehabilitation programs to help patients transition back to normative functioning.

The area of assessment in health-psychology has continued to expand. The demand and need to validate and incorporate psychometrically-sound personality and psychological measures into practice is warranted. As promoted by the Health Interest group of the Society for Personality Assessment, we are pleased to accept submissions for a special issue in the areas of personality and psychological assessment in applied healthcare contexts.

Papers relating to, but not limited to, the following are encouraged:

  • Using psychopathology/personality assessment instruments to predict outcomes including, but not limited to, physical health outcomes, mental health outcomes, adherence, and medical treatment costs.
  • Papers pertaining to psychometric properties of psychopathology/personality assessment instruments in healthcare settings.
  • Data on emerging personality/psychopathology assessment measures being integrated into healthcare settings.
  • Assessment methods and practices that may enhance efficiency in the delivery of personality assessment in healthcare settings (e.g., alternative short forms, conditional branching).
  • Integrative reviews and meta-analyses pertaining to personality assessment in healthcare.
  • Papers that focus on diversity-related issues as it pertains to psychopathology/personality assessment instruments in healthcare contexts.
  • Multimethod assessment approaches will be particularly encouraged.

Journal of Personality Assessment

Language: en-US

Publisher: tandf

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Submission guidelines

The call for papers will remain open untilĀ April 15, 2019.

Please clearly indicate in your cover letter that you wish your manuscript to be considered for this particular special issue.

All submitted manuscripts will undergo a peer-review process and submission of a manuscript does not guarantee acceptance to the journal or special issue.

For instructions for authors pleaseĀ visit here

Editorial information

  • Special Issue Editor: Ryan J. Marek
  • Special Issue Editor: John H. Porcerelli
  • Special Issue Editor: Charlotte H. Markey