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Cross-Cultural Neuropsychological Assessment : Theory and Practice - Victor Nell

Cross-Cultural Neuropsychological Assessment

Theory and Practice

Paperback Published: 1st November 1999
ISBN: 9780805833560
Number Of Pages: 312

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This is a book for all neuropsychologists who are called upon to assess culturally different clients--with very few exceptions today, this means every neuropsychologist. In Minneapolis as in Oslo, migrant and refugee minorities raise assessment and test validity problems that cannot be ignored. To deal realistically with the problem of doing neuropsychological assessments without norms, Nell describes the principles of a behavioral neuropsychology, and then sets out interview, test, and interpretation methods that will allow clinicians to produce valid and prognostically accurate assessments.
For working neuropsychologists, this is an intensely practical, how-to-do-it book. But unlike other hands-on guides, it lays an impressive historical and theoretical foundation for the practice of cross-cultural neuropsychology. It thus speaks to serious practitioners who need to be certain that their assessment findings are not only correct, but also sufficiently well-grounded to stand up to professional scrutiny and to forensic testing in a court of law.

Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xvi
The Seduction Of Universalsp. 1
Westernization and the Politics of Culturep. 3
The Failure of Universalism: Test Score Differences Across Countries and Culturesp. 13
Theoretical Foundations Of Cross-Cultural Assessmentp. 33
Radical Environmentalism: Vygotsky, Luria, and the Historical Determination of Consciousnessp. 35
The Nature of Intelligence: The IQ Controversy in Cross-Cultural Perspectivep. 47
Constructs, Norms, and the Problem of Comparabilityp. 85
A Behavioral Frame: Neuropsychology as a Transferable Technologyp. 103
The Practice Of Cross-Cultural Assessmentp. 113
The Cardinal Manifestations of Traumatic Brain Injuryp. 115
Realism and Intensity in the Diagnostic Interviewp. 145
Buds, Flowers, Fruits: Potential, Performance, and Test Administrationp. 159
A Core Test Batteryp. 170
Structuring Behavioral Reportsp. 202
Appendicesp. 215
Referencesp. 258
Author Indexp. 271
Subject Indexp. 277
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ISBN: 9780805833560
ISBN-10: 0805833560
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 1st November 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.01 x 15.65  x 1.96
Weight (kg): 0.53
Edition Number: 1