Challenges and developments in the assessment of (mal)adaptive personality and pathological states in older adults

G. Rossi*, A.C. Videler, S.P.J. van Alphen

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Abstract

Since older adults often show an atypical presentation of (mal)adaptive personality traits and pathological states, the articles in this special issue will concisely discuss some perennial issues in clinical assessment in older adults and thus outline the main challenges this domain faces. By bringing empirical work and meta-analytic studies from leading scholars in the field of geropsychology, the articles will also address these challenges by reporting the latest developments in the field. This way, we hope to reshape the way clinicians and researchers assess (mal)adaptive personality and pathological states in older adults into a more reliable and valid assessment method that integrates the specific biopsychosocial context of older age.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)279–284
JournalAssessment
Volume25
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • (mal)adaptive personality
  • AGE-DIFFERENCES
  • ALZHEIMERS-DISEASE
  • DISORDERS
  • EMOTION
  • LIFE-SPAN
  • METAANALYSIS
  • MILD COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT
  • RISK
  • SAMPLE
  • SELF-ESTEEM
  • assessment
  • older adults
  • pathological states

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