Customer Service | Help | FAQ | PEP-Easy | Report a Data Error | About
:
Login
Tip: To copy parts of an article…

PEP-Web Tip of the Day

To copy a phrase, paragraph, or large section of an article, highlight the text with the mouse and press Ctrl + C. Then to paste it, go to your text editor and press Ctrl + V.

For the complete list of tips, see PEP-Web Tips on the PEP-Web support page.

DeWitt, K.N. Hartley, D.E. Rosenberg, S.E. Zilberg, N.J. Wallerstein, R.S. (1991). Scales of Psychological Capacities: Development of an Assessment Approach. Psychoanal. Contemp. Thought, 14(2):343-361.
   

(1991). Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Thought, 14(2):343-361

Scales of Psychological Capacities: Development of an Assessment Approach

Kathryn N. DeWitt, Ph.D., Dianna E. Hartley, Ph.D., Saul E. Rosenberg, Ph.D., Nathan J. Zilberg, Ph.D. and Robert S. Wallerstein, M.D.

This article describes the initial steps involved in developing the Scales of Psychological Capacities (SPC) that the authors propose as an approach to assessing changes in personality structure. A “psychological capacity” is an accessible psychological resource that contributes to the achievement of adaptive intrapsychic and interpersonal functioning. The authors constructed thirty-eight four-point scales to be used to rate degrees of departure from the

optimal presence of the seventeen defined psychological capacities. In a Content Validity Study, sixty-two expert judges (around the world) in psychoanalytic theory and clinical research rated the scales as providing comprehensive coverage of manifestations of structural change. Judges' ratings and comments were used to make revisions in the scales.

[This is a summary or excerpt from the full text of the book or article. The full text of the document is available to subscribers.]

Copyright © 2020, Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing, ISSN 2472-6982 Customer Service | Help | FAQ | Download PEP Bibliography | Report a Data Error | About

WARNING! This text is printed for personal use. It is copyright to the journal in which it originally appeared. It is illegal to redistribute it in any form.