25th APS Annual Convention: Mark Your Calendar (Washington, DC, USA - May 23-26, 2013)

Invited Symposium

Paul Meehl’s Legacy

Saturday, May 25, 2013, 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Wilson A

Scott O. Lilienfeld Chair: Scott O. Lilienfeld
Emory University

In this symposium, four eminent speakers will examine Paul Meehl’s legacy for clinical psychology and scientific thinking with a particular focus on the implications of his work for psychiatric diagnosis, the etiology of psychopathology, philosophy of science, psychometrics, and prediction. The speakers will also explore how future research will extend Meehl’s thinking in novel directions.

For more on Paul Meehl, see In Appreciation: Paul E. Meehl and Remembering Meehl

Co-sponsored by APS and the Psychometric Society.

Continuing Education: 1.5 Credits

Learning Objectives

This symposium is designed to help you:

1. From the perspective of 10 years after Paul Meehl's death, be able to describe his impact on the use of statistical prediction rules.

2. Be able to discuss Meehl's theory of "Schizotaxia, Schizotypy, Schizophrenia," as well as recent findings on schizophrenia related disorders.

3. Be able to analyze Meehl's work on taxons and continua in light of advances made in the past 10 years.

4. Using findings obtained during the past 10 years, be able to assess Meehl's views on developing a formal quantitative model of phenotypic psychopathology.

Continuing education for psychologists is sponsored by the Psychology Department at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center (WHASC). The Psychology Department at WHASC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. WHASC maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Point of contact for the CE Program is Howard Garb. He can be reached at howard.garb@us.af.mil, or 210.671.4084.

Subject Area: Clinical

Kenneth Seedman Kendler

Kenneth Seedman Kendler
Virginia Commonwealth University

Denny Borsboom

Denny Borsboom
Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Howard N. Garb

Howard N. Garb
Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center

Robert F. Krueger

Robert F. Krueger
University of Minnesota

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