Saturday, July 22, 2017

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Evaluating WAIS–IV structure through a different psychometric lens: structural causal model discovery as an alternative to confirmatory factor analysis
van Dijk, Marjolein J. A. M.; Claassen, Tom; Suwartono, Christiany; van der Veld, William M.; van der Heijden, Paul T.; Hendriks, Marc P. H.
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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Disconnected lives: Women with intellectual disabilities in conflict with the law
Levine, Kathryn Ann; Proulx, Jocelyn; Schwartz, Karen
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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

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Science, Technology, Society, and Law
Cole, Simon A.; Bertenthal, Alyse
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Saturday, July 1, 2017

Research Byte: Reliability of competence and sanity opinions---a meta-analysis

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"Intelligent" intelligence testing with Wechsler Arithmetic test

This article is a good reminder that "intelligent" intelligence testing requires "knowing thy subtests."

The authors conclude "In summary, while Arithmetic may be considered a measure of concentration or working memory, it should be kept in mind that many other factors influence it and that its specificity as a concentration measure is limited."







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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

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The Diagnosis of Mental Disorders Is Influenced by Automatic Causal Reasoning
Flores, Amanda; Cobos, Pedro L.; Hagmayer, York
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Monday, June 19, 2017

Coping, Emotion Regulation, and Psychopathology in Childhood and Adolescence: A Meta-Analysis and Narrative Review. via BrowZine

Coping, Emotion Regulation, and Psychopathology in Childhood and Adolescence: A Meta-Analysis and Narrative Review.
Compas, Bruce E.; Jaser, Sarah S.; Bettis, Alexandra H.; Watson, Kelly H.; Gruhn, Meredith A.; Dunbar, Jennifer P.; Williams, Ellen; Thigpen, Jennifer C.
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Emotion and the Prefrontal Cortex: An Integrative Review.
Dixon, Matthew L.; Thiruchselvam, Ravi; Todd, Rebecca; Christoff, Kalina
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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Field reliability of competency and sanity opinions: A systematic review and meta-analysis. via BrowZine

Field reliability of competency and sanity opinions: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Guarnera, Lucy A.; Murrie, Daniel C.
Psychological Assessment: Vol. 29 Issue 6 – 2017: 795 - 818

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Taking forensic mental health assessment “out of the lab” and into “the real world”: Introduction to the special issue on the field utility of forensic assessment instruments and procedures. via BrowZine

Taking forensic mental health assessment "out of the lab" and into "the real world": Introduction to the special issue on the field utility of forensic assessment instruments and procedures.
Edens, John F.; Boccaccini, Marcus T.
Psychological Assessment: Vol. 29 Issue 6 – 2017: 599 - 610

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Invalid before impaired: an emerging paradox of embedded validity indicators via BrowZine

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Invalid before impaired: an emerging paradox of embedded validity indicators
Erdodi, Laszlo A.; Lichtenstein, Jonathan D.
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Thursday, May 11, 2017

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False confessions
Kassin, Saul M.
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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Preserved cognitive functions with age are determined by domain-dependent shifts in network responsivity



Preserved cognitive functions with age are determined by domain-dependent shifts in network responsivity

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Monday, April 24, 2017

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Saturday, April 1, 2017

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A Negative Flynn Effect in Kuwait: The same effect as in Europe but with seemingly different causes
Dutton, Edward; Bakhiet, Salaheldin Farah; Essa, Yossry Ahmed Sayed; Blahmar, Tahanei Abdulrahman Muhammad; Hakami, Sultan Mohammed Ahmed
Personality and Individual Differences: Vol. 114 – 2017: 69 - 72

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

SCOTUS blog summary of Moore v Texas Atkins decision

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Opinion analysis: A victory for intellectually disabled inmates in Texas

Posted: 28 Mar 2017 10:51 AM PDT

A Texas death-row inmate will get a shot at a new sentence after the Supreme Court ruled today that a state court applied the wrong standards to conclude that he was not intellectually disabled and therefore could be executed. Bobby James Moore was convicted and sentenced to death for shooting a supermarket employee during a 1980 robbery. But Moore argued that he was exempt from execution because he was intellectually disabled – for example, he failed first grade twice, still did not grasp basic principles like telling time at the age of 13, and had suffered a "debilitating" injury when he was hit in the head with a chain and a brick during the battle over integrating public schools.

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals – the state's court of last resort for criminal cases – rejected Moore's challenge to his death sentence. It relied on its 2004 decision in another case, Ex parte Briseno, involving an inmate's intellectual disability. Briseno used a set of 1992 standards for evaluating intellectual disability, along with several "evidentiary factors" that take into account, among other things, whether the people who knew the inmate best when he was growing up regarded him as intellectually disabled. Moore asked the Supreme Court to weigh in; today the justices, by a vote of 5-3, vacated the Texas court's ruling and sent the case back for a new look.

Justice Ginsburg with opinion in Moore v. Texas (Art Lien)

In an opinion by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg that was joined by Justices Anthony Kennedy, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, the court acknowledged that its recent decisions on intellectual disability and the death penalty assign to the states the primary responsibility for "the task of developing appropriate ways to enforce" the Constitution's bar on executing intellectually disabled inmates. But, the court explained, those decisions do not give the states free rein: Although states do not have to follow every detail of the most recent medical guide on intellectual disabilities, they cannot disregard the standards in those guides either.

In this case, the court concluded, the Texas court's ruling was wrong in multiple respects. First, the justices reasoned, the Texas court should not have focused just on Moore's IQ score of 74. Instead, the Texas court should have also considered the standard error of measurement – that is, the amount that scores could fluctuate around a "true" score. Looked at that way, Moore's score would range from 69 to 79, which would have required the Texas court to consider other evidence of his possible intellectual disability.

The Texas court's decision was also flawed, the Supreme Court continued, because it did not consider current clinical standards when evaluating how well Moore could handle the demands of everyday life, which is a key factor in determining whether someone is intellectually disabled. For example, the Texas court emphasized Moore's strengths – such as that he "lived on the streets, mowed lawns, and played pool for money" – when clinical standards indicate that it should have focused on his deficits.

The Texas court made the problem even worse, the justices reasoned, when it looked to the "evidentiary factors" outlined in the Briseno case. Those factors were essentially invented by the Texas court, without any basis in either medicine or law; indeed, even Texas itself does not use them to determine whether someone is intellectually disabled in other contexts. Instead, the court stressed, the factors rely on inaccurate stereotypes of the intellectually disabled by laypeople and are intended to reflect a consensus by Texans as to which defendants should or should not be subject to the death penalty. But even if an inmate has a relatively mild disability, the court emphasized, such that the Briseno factors would suggest that he is not exempt from execution, the Constitution bars the states from executing anyone with an intellectual disability.

Chief Justice John Roberts dissented from today's ruling, in an opinion joined by Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas. As an initial matter, Roberts agreed with the majority that the Texas court's reliance on the Briseno evidentiary factors was "incompatible with the Eighth Amendment." But, in Roberts' view, that conclusion was irrelevant, because he would have let stand the Texas court's conclusion that, based on his IQ, Moore was not intellectually disabled. More broadly, Roberts complained that the court's ruling today does not give states enough guidance about how to proceed in similar cases going forward: "States have 'some flexibility' but cannot 'disregard' medical standards. Neither the Court's articulation of this standard nor its application sheds any light on what it means."

After the oral argument, today's decision was not entirely unexpected. But it still represents a big victory for Bobby James Moore and other intellectually disabled inmates on death row in Texas. And it will likely lead to new litigation in the other states that have not adopted legal definitions of intellectual disability that are not specifically based on the current medical standards. Whether it will lead to the confusion at which Roberts hints remains to be seen.

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Breaking News: SCOTUS vacates Moore v Texas Atkins decision: Briseno adaptive behavior standards not consistent with medical consensus




SCOTUS has vacated Moore v Texas which had as the central issue the inappropriate use of the state of Texas's unusual Briseno adaptive behavior standards.

Prior posts regarding this case can be found here. The history of the case before SCOTUS is available at the SCOTUS blog. A copy of the decision can be accessed here.

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

"The Misjudgment of Criminal Responsibility"



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Recently Published on SSRN: "The Misjudgment of Criminal Responsibility" ROBERT A. BEATTEY, CUNY, John Jay College of Criminal Justice MARK R. FONDACARO, J.D., PH.D., John Jay College - CUNY Generally, a criminal statute must consist of two essential elements: a...
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Saturday, March 25, 2017

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A Synthesis of the Effects of Correctional Education on the Academic Outcomes of Incarcerated Adults
Reed, Deborah K.
Educational Psychology Review: Vol. 27 Issue 3 – 2015: 537 - 558

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

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Reducing the effect size of the retest effect: Examining different approaches
Arendasy, Martin E.; Sommer, Markus
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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Sharing Relative Utility of Performance and Symptom Validity Tests via BrowZine

Relative Utility of Performance and Symptom Validity Tests
Copeland, Christopher T.; Mahoney, James J.; Block, Cady K.; Linck, John F.; Pastorek, Nicholas J.; Miller, Brian I.; Romesser, Jennifer M.; Sim, Anita H.
Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology: Vol. 31 Issue 1 – 2016: 18 - 22

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Stability in Test-Usage Practices of Clinical Neuropsychologists in the United States and Canada Over a 10-Year Period: A Follow-Up Survey of INS and NAN Members
Rabin, Laura A.; Paolillo, Emily; Barr, William B.
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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Impact of Neuroscience and Evolving Standards of Decency on Juvenile Sentencing | Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law



Impact of Neuroscience and Evolving Standards of Decency on Juvenile Sentencing | Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law

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Saturday, March 4, 2017

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Multi-group and hierarchical confirmatory factor analysis of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children—Fifth Edition: What does it measure?
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Friday, March 3, 2017

Sharing Trial 1 Versus Trial 2 of the Test of Memory Malingering: Evaluating Accuracy Without a “Gold Standard”. via BrowZine

Trial 1 Versus Trial 2 of the Test of Memory Malingering: Evaluating Accuracy Without a "Gold Standard".
Mossman, Douglas; Wygant, Dustin B.; Gervais, Roger O.; Hart, Kathleen J.
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Friday, February 3, 2017

Court Decision: Another Hall v Florida related remand in Florida: Nixon v Florida (2017)




Yet another remand for an ID hearing in Florida as a result of Hall v Florida 2014 decision. This time Nixon v Florida (click here for remand order). Prior information regarding this case can be found here.


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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Research Bytes: Specificity rates for non-clinical, bilingual, Mexican Americans on three popular performance validity measures via BrowZine

Specificity rates for non-clinical, bilingual, Mexican Americans on three popular performance validity measures
Gasquoine, Philip G.; Weimer, Amy A.; Amador, Arnoldo
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