A study of clinical assessment, computerized methods and instrumentation in psychology, containing 18 contributions from the workshop, "Computers in Psychology", held in September 1999 at the University of Utrecht.;The first section of the work contains contributions concerning clinical assessment. Aspects such as short-term memory, spatial memory, counselling skills and play therapy are described, as well as computer-assisted observational analysis using eye blinks. In the second section, a series of computer programs supporting decision-making in psychotherapy and diagnostics, in clinical and other settings, is described. The last section deals with real-time aspects of computers and computer-controlled experimental set-ups.
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Section 1: Clinical Assessment. C. Lafosse, M. Moeremans, G. De Corte, I. Leenen, H. Maes and E. Vandenbussche, Computerized Measurement of Implicit Short Term Memory Retention in a Digit Copying Task. R.P.C. Kessels, A. Postma and E.H.F. de Haan, Neuropsychological Assessment of Spatial Memory: Using Object Relocation in Clinical Subjects. H.J.M. (Tabachneck-)Schijf, G. Erkens, J. Jaspers and G. Kanselaar, Developing a Computer-supported, Collaborative Learning Environment for Argumentative Writing. J. Adema and K.I. van der Zee, A Multi-media Computer Program for Training in Basic Professional Counseling Skills. M.F. Delfos, The Conquered Giant: The Use of the Computer in Play Therapy. P.P. Moormann, N. Brand, E. Behrendt and J. Massink, A Conceptualization of Alexithymia and Defense Mechanisms in Relation to Lateral Brain Dominance. J.H.M. Tulen, M. Azzolini, J.A. de Vries, W.H. Groeneveld, J. Passchier and B.J.M. van de Wetering, Quantification of Eye Blinks and Eye Tics in Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome by Means of Computer-assisted Observational Analysis - Clinical Application. Section 2:Computerized Methods. H.J. Vos, Sequential Testing in Psychodiagnostics Using Minimax Decision Theory. R. van Geel, H. de Mey and N. Bendermacher, Visual Ordination Techniques in Grid Methodology: The Example of the Self-confrontation Method. N. Brand, G. Panhuijsen, H. Kunst, J. Boom and H. Lodewijkx, From Theory to Research: Computer Applications in a Novel Educational Program for Introductory Psychology. C. Witteman, Psychotherapy Treatment Decisions Supported by Select Care. K. Linker, A Method for the Assessment of Interpersonal Functioning in a Residential Group Therapy Program. Section 3: Instrumentation. C.F. Bouwhuisen and F.J. Maarse, Using Windows for Psychological Tests and Experiments with Real-time Requirements. J. Bos, E. Hoekstra, L.J.M. Mulder, J.A. Ruiter, J.R. Smit, D. Wybenga and J.B.P Veldman, WinTask: Using Microsoft Windows TM for Real-time Psychological Experiments. J. van de Ven and A. de Haan, Mouse or Touch Screen. L. Quispel, S. Warris, M. Heemskerk, L.J.M. Mulder and P.C. van Wolffelaar, Automan: A Psychologically Based Model of a Human Driver. J. Bos, L.J.M. Mulder and R.J. van Ouwerkerk, Workplace for Analysis of Task Performance. R.J. van Ouwerkerk, R. Kramer, J. Bos and L.J.M. Mulder, Cognitive Analysis and Modeling of an Ambulance Dispatch Task.