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Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment

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The Impact of Self-Reported Depression Severity and Age on Facial Emotion Recognition in Outpatients with Anxiety and Mood Disorders

In non-clinical community samples, older adults are less accurate at identifying others’ emotional expressions than younger adults. Less is known about the effects of age on facial emotion recognition (ER) in clinical samples. We explored ER in …

31-07-2019 Open Access

Screening for Autism Spectrum Disorder with the Achenbach System of Empirically Based Assessment Scales

Integrating a screening possibility for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) within the widely applied Achenbach System of Empirically Based Assessment (ASEBA) scales could be of great value for daily clinical practice. The present study explored the …


Validation of the MMPI-A-RF for Youth with Mental Health Needs: a Systematic Examination of Clinical Correlates and Construct Validity

Over the last several decades, the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-Adolescent (MMPI-A) has continued to be the most extensively studied and commonly used adolescent assessment measure (Archer and Newsom 2000). Most recently, the MMPI-A …


Psychopathy and Intelligence: A Study on Male Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity (NGRI) Acquittees

Research exploring the link between psychopathy and intelligence is limited, and the results thus far suggest there is a lack of generalizability between forensic inpatients and community samples. A specialist population that has not received any …


Perceived Containment among Elementary School Age Youth

There is preliminary research indicating that perceived containment, or one’s perception that adults can control one’s behavior, is associated with aggression and other problem behavior. However, more research is needed to understand the construct …

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The journal publishes articles on research investigations that enhance understanding of psychopathology and mental disorders applicable to all ages, deviant or abnormal behaviors, including those related to medical conditions and trauma, and constructs descriptive of personality. It fosters inquiry into assessment, description, and classification of normal and abnormal behaviors, psychobiological factors predisposing, precipitating, and maintaining psychopathology, and theories of psychopathology and behavior change.

Coverage spans studies of normal personality constructs and positive personal attributes, personal and environmental factors influencing behavioral outcomes, and interactive models of cognitive, emotional, and behavior resource factors as impacting normal and abnormal behaviors.

The journal includes articles focusing on therapeutic interventions and accepts reviews, particurlary meta-analytic reviews.

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