Sunday, December 20, 2015

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It's getting bigger all the time: Estimating the Flynn effect from secular brain mass increases in Britain and Germany
Woodley of Menie, Michael A.; Peñaherrera, Mateo A.; Fernandes, Heitor B.F.; Becker, David; Flynn, James R.
Learning and Individual Differences, Vol. 45 – 2016: 95 - 100

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

When Phrenology Was Used in Court



When Phrenology Was Used in Court

In the 1830s, phrenology was just beginning to garner the veneer of legitimacy.Image by Slate, illustration via Library of Congress In November 1834, a 9-year-old boy…

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Monday, December 14, 2015

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Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law Online
December 2015; Vol. 43, No. 4

EDITORIALS

American Psychiatry Should Join the Call to Abolish Solitary Confinement
Kenneth L. Appelbaum
J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 2015; 43:406-415
http://www.jaapl.org/content/43/4/406

Cleburne and the Pursuit of Equal Protection for Individuals With Mental Disorders
Steven K. Hoge
J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 2015; 43:416-422
http://www.jaapl.org/content/43/4/416


BIOGRAPHY

John Leonard Young, MD, MTh, CSC: Philosopher, Priest, and Forensic Psychiatrist
Ezra E. H. Griffith
J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 2015; 43:423-427
http://www.jaapl.org/content/43/4/423


Regular Articles

Application and Utility of Psychodynamic Principles in Forensic Assessment
Eugene F. Simopoulos and Bruce Cohen
J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 2015; 43:428-437
http://www.jaapl.org/content/43/4/428.abstract

Commentary: Coming Full Circle—Psychoanalysis, Psychodynamics, and Forensic Psychiatry
Angela M. Hegarty
J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 2015; 43:438-443
http://www.jaapl.org/content/43/4/438.abstract

Outpatient Psychiatrists' Practices for Requesting Prior Treatment Records
Patricia R. Recupero and Samara E. Harms
J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 2015; 43:444-450
http://www.jaapl.org/content/43/4/444.abstract

Commentary: Bringing Order to Chaos—How Psychiatrists Know the Standard of Care
Jamison E. Rogers, Chelsea L. Neumann, and Wade C. Myers
J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 2015; 43:451-455
http://www.jaapl.org/content/43/4/451.abstract

A Proposed Algorithm for the Pharmacotherapy of Impulsive Aggression
Alan R. Felthous and Matthew S. Stanford
J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 2015; 43:456-467
http://www.jaapl.org/content/43/4/456.abstract

Transporting Forensic Psychiatric Patients
Charles C. Dike, Elizabeth Nicholson, and John L. Young
J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 2015; 43:468-475
http://www.jaapl.org/content/43/4/468.abstract

Treatment of Depression in Voluntary Versus Mandated Physicians
R. Scott Johnson, J. Christopher Fowler, Kristi A. Sikes, Jon G. Allen, and John M. Oldham
J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 2015; 43:476-482
http://www.jaapl.org/content/43/4/476.abstract

Mental Illness and Mental Health Defenses: Perceptions of the Criminal Bar
Richard L. Frierson, Mary S. Boyd, and Angela Harper
J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 2015; 43:483-491
http://www.jaapl.org/content/43/4/483.abstract


Analysis and Commentary

Hoarding, Housing, and DSM-5
Kenneth J. Weiss and Aneela Khan
J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 2015; 43:492-498
http://www.jaapl.org/content/43/4/492.abstract

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Update: Forensic Neuropsychiatric Implications
Hal S. Wortzel and Robert P. Granacher, Jr
J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 2015; 43:499-505
http://www.jaapl.org/content/43/4/499.abstract


Reflections and Narratives

Forensic Examinees Asking Probing Questions
Stanley L. Brodsky and Rachel L. deLacy
J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 2015; 43:506-509
http://www.jaapl.org/content/43/4/506


Correction

Statement of Correction

J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 2015; 43:510
http://www.jaapl.org/content/43/4/510


Legal Digest

Conflicting Expert Witness Testimony in Insanity Defense
Richard C. Geary III and Kari-Beth Law
J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 2015; 43:511-512
http://www.jaapl.org/content/43/4/511

Mental Health Concerns and Equitable Tolling
Hosain Manesh and Christopher Fields
J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 2015; 43:512-514
http://www.jaapl.org/content/43/4/512

Defendant's Claims of Inadequate Counsel in Death Penalty Case
Jonathan Dunlop and Craig Lemmen
J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 2015; 43:514-516
http://www.jaapl.org/content/43/4/514

Involuntary Treatment for Restoration of Trial Capacity and the Role of Trial Courts
Gomathie Chelvayohan and Craig Lemmen
J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 2015; 43:516-518
http://www.jaapl.org/content/43/4/516

Choosing Not to Pursue a Mental Health Defense in a Capital Case
Dorothy Gotlib and Thomas Fluent
J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 2015; 43:518-520
http://www.jaapl.org/content/43/4/518

Claims of Incompetency in Death Penalty Proceedings
Brianna Newhouse and Craig Lemmen
J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 2015; 43:520-522
http://www.jaapl.org/content/43/4/520

Analyzing Whether Mental Abnormality Negates a Culpable State of Mind at the Time of the Crime
Daniel T. Hackman and Phillip J. Resnick
J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 2015; 43:522-524
http://www.jaapl.org/content/43/4/522

Standard for the Disclosure of Mental Health Records When Damages Are Sought for Nonspecific Mental Disability and Mental Pain and Suffering
Nicole Graham and Sherif Soliman
J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 2015; 43:524-526
http://www.jaapl.org/content/43/4/524

Determining Intellectual Disability in a Post-Atkins Death Penalty Case
Cortney Kohberger and Stephen Noffsinger
J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 2015; 43:526-529
http://www.jaapl.org/content/43/4/526

Privileged Communication Between a Patient and Clinician
Shree Sarathy and Sara West
J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 2015; 43:529-531
http://www.jaapl.org/content/43/4/529

Prosecutorial Misconduct and Violation of the Brady Rule in a Case Involving Intellectual Disability
Sasha Rai and Richard P. Martinez
J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 2015; 43:531-533
http://www.jaapl.org/content/43/4/531

Defendant With an Intellectual Disability Appealed for a New Trial Based on the State's Withholding Evidence
Sarah Flynn and Richard Martinez
J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 2015; 43:533-535
http://www.jaapl.org/content/43/4/533

Sex Reassignment Surgery in a Correctional Setting
Christine Petrich and Richard Martinez
J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 2015; 43:535-538
http://www.jaapl.org/content/43/4/535


Books and Media

Stahl's Illustrated Violence: Neural Circuits, Genetics and Treatment
Angela M. Hegarty
J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 2015; 43:539-540
http://www.jaapl.org/content/43/4/539

Forensic Evaluation and Treatment of Juveniles: Innovation and Best Practice
Cheryl D. Wills
J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 2015; 43:540-541
http://www.jaapl.org/content/43/4/540

Serial Killers: The Psychosocial Development of Humanity's Worst Offenders
Jennifer Piel
J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 2015; 43:541-542
http://www.jaapl.org/content/43/4/541



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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Flynn effect methodological issues: Special issue of the Journal of Intelligence

Special Issue "Methodological Advances in Understanding the Flynn Effect

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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Article: Why IQ Fluctuates Over Your Lifespan

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Why IQ Fluctuates Over Your Lifespan

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In 1932, the entire population of Scottish 11-year-olds (87, 498 children) took an IQ test. Over 60 years later, psychologists Ian Deary and Lawrence…

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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Race- or demographically-adjusted IQ norms are inappropriate in Atkins ID death penalty cases: New law review article by Robert Sanger



Previously, I coauthored an IAP Psychometric Brief (#14) with Dr. Dale Watson on the inappropriate use of "demographically adjusted norms" (aka, the Heaton norms) to adjust IQ scores upward based on an individuals race.  I was pleased last week to see a law review article devoted to this practice--an article that also concludes that the use of "ethnic" or "race" or "demographically" adjusted norms are inconsistent with scientific and legal principles.

The excellent American University Law Review article (IQ, INTELLIGENCE TESTS, “ETHNIC ADJUSTMENTS” AND ATKINS) is by Robert Sanger (click here to view).


Monday, November 9, 2015

Sharing Exploratory bifactor analysis of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children—Fifth Edition with the 16 primary and secondary subtests via BrowZine

Exploratory bifactor analysis of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children—Fifth Edition with the 16 primary and secondary subtests
Dombrowski, Stefan C.; Canivez, Gary L.; Watkins, Marley W.; Alexander Beaujean, A.
Intelligence, Vol. 53 – 2015: 194 - 201

10.1016/j.intell.2015.10.009

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Sunday, November 8, 2015

Perlin on Insanity and Incompetency [feedly]



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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

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Saturday, October 31, 2015

Sharing A reversal of the Flynn effect for spatial perception in German-speaking countries: Evidence from a cross-temporal IRT-based meta-analysis (1977–2014) via BrowZine

A reversal of the Flynn effect for spatial perception in German-speaking countries: Evidence from a cross-temporal IRT-based meta-analysis (1977–2014)
Pietschnig, Jakob; Gittler, Georg
Intelligence, Vol. 53 – 2015: 145 - 153

10.1016/j.intell.2015.10.004

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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Evolution of the WJ to WJ IV GIA and CHC clusters


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Long-time users of the various editions of the WJ cognitive battery (WJ, WJ-R, WJ III, WJ IV) know that the battery has continued to evolve over time.  Above  is a portion of a large table that summarizes the same and different tests included in the GIA (g-score) and broad CHC clusters across editions.  The complete table demonstrates that the WJ has not remained static, with each new edition evolving as per research and theory.  

The practical benefit of the complete table comes when examiners want to compare scores from  similarly named cluster scores across different editions of the WJ--different scores may be due, in part, to different mixtures of tests in  clusters across editions.  I hope this is helpful. 

The complete table can be downloaded here.  The table is adapted from a similar table in
Cormier, D., McGrew, K., Bulut, O., Funamoto, A. (2015).  Exploring the relationships between broad Cattell-Horn-Carroll (CHC) cognitive abilities and reading achievement during the school-age years, Manuscript submitted for publication.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Sharing A Systematic Approach to Subgroup Classification in Intellectual Disability via BrowZine

A Systematic Approach to Subgroup Classification in Intellectual Disability
Schalock, Robert L.; Luckasson, Ruth
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Vol. 53 Issue 5 – 2015: 358 - 366

10.1352/1934-9556-53.5.358

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Thursday, September 24, 2015

WISC-V expanded index scores: Verbal Expanded Crystallized (Gc) and Expanded Fluid (Gf) index scores and tables


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Somehow I seemed to have missed this development on my research literature monitoring radar.  More comments and a link to the technical report can be found at Joel Schneider's excellent blog.

Online course in Mental Disability Law and Criminal Law begins Oct 4th



Online Course in Mental Disability Law and Criminal Law | Begins October 4th

Michael Perlin and Heather Cucolo will be presenting a 10-week online course in Mental Disability Law and Criminal Law, beginning October 4th. This course consists of 10 weekly LIVE webinars, to take place from 6:00-7:30pm (EST). These webinars will be recorded for anyone who cannot attend live. In addition to the webinars, participants will review and discuss cases from Michael Perlin's casebook on Mental Disability Law. 
 
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Thursday, September 17, 2015

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Neurolaw
Belcher, Annabelle; Sinnott-Armstrong, Walter
Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science, Vol. 1 Issue 1 – 2010: 18 - 22

10.1002/wcs.8

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

ID is a "condition"...not a number. Ethics of IQ cut-off scores for ID Dx

Click on image to enlarge abstract.  Very thought provoking article (click to view) by Greenspan, Harris and Woods on the use of IQ cutoff scores to define ID.


Sharing Information Integration Theory, Juror Bias, and Sentence Recommendations Captured Over Time in a Capital Trial via BrowZine

Information Integration Theory, Juror Bias, and Sentence Recommendations Captured Over Time in a Capital Trial
Estrada-Reynolds, Victoria C.; Gray, Jennifer M.; Nuñez, Narina
Applied Cognitive Psychology, Vol. 29 Issue 5 – 2015: 713 - 722

10.1002/acp.3155

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Monday, September 14, 2015

Sharing Interindividual differences in general cognitive ability from age 18 to age 65years are extremely stable and strongly associated with working memory capacity via BrowZine

Interindividual differences in general cognitive ability from age 18 to age 65years are extremely stable and strongly associated with working memory capacity
Rönnlund, Michael; Sundström, Anna; Nilsson, Lars-Göran
Intelligence, Vol. 53 – 2015: 59 - 64

10.1016/j.intell.2015.08.011

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Monday, August 24, 2015

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Adversarial Allegiance among Expert Witnesses
Murrie, Daniel C.; Boccaccini, Marcus T.
Annual Review of Law and Social Science, Vol. 11 Issue 1 – 2015: 150820161707009

10.1146/annurev-lawsocsci-120814-121714

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

AAIDD/ARC SCOTUS 2015 amicus brief regarding Texas adaptive behavior issues (Briseno factors)



An amicus brief (click to access) has been filed with SCOTUS by AAIDD and ARC regarding a petition for writ of certiorari for a case in Texas (Lizcano).  Briefly, the amicus brief points out the problems with the Texas Briseno factors (click here for all prior Briseno related posts) in the evaluation of prong 2 of the Dx of ID (adaptive behavior).  The problems at issue address the most basic principles of scientific reliability and validity in the evaluation of the adaptive behavior prong of the ID definition

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Law Review Article: Dr. James Ellis on Hall v Florida (SCOTUS, 2014)--ID is a condition-not a number





Dr. James Ellis has presented a nice summary of the major change in the determination of ID in Atkins cases as a result of the Hall v Florida 2014 SCOTUS decision.  The main point is summarized by the statement that ID is a "condition" and "not a number."  Scientific and professional evidence and clinical judgement must be involved in the determination--no longer can "bright line" IQ cut-off scores be used in isolation.  Click here to read the article.



Court Decisions: Williams v Mitchell (2015, Ohio)



I am trying to get caught up on court decisions that I have been unable to post due to lack of time.  Click here for latest decision re: Andre Williams (2015, Ohio).  A prior 2008 ruling can be found here.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Fwd: Criminal Justice and People with ID: Important New Resource Available


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Atkins MR/ID court decision: Henderson v Stephen (2015, Texas)


The recent Texas Atkins ruling for Henderson v Stephen (2015) is now available here.  A prior decision in 2010 is available here.

Atkins MR/ID court decision: Pruitt v Neal (Indiana, 2015)



The recent Pruitt v Neal (Indiana, 2015) Atkins decision is now available here.  Prior court decision documents (2005, 2009, 2012) for Pruitt can be found here.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

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Test Review: Delis Rating of Executive Function (D-REF)
Warnick, B.; Drake, M.; Vidrine, S.
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, Vol. 33 Issue 6 – 2015: 597 - 601

10.1177/0734282914564346

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

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Using Score Equating and Measurement Invariance to Examine the Flynn Effect in the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale
Benson, Nicholas; Beaujean, A. Alexander; Taub, Gordon E.
Multivariate Behavioral Research, Vol. 50 Issue 4 – 2015: 398 - 415

10.1080/00273171.2015.1022642

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Sunday, July 26, 2015

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Race, Ethnicity, and Culture in Jury Decision Making
Hunt, Jennifer S.
Annual Review of Law and Social Science, Vol. 11 Issue 1 – 2015: 150724171920007

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

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Effects of language of assessment on the measurement of acculturation: Measurement equivalence and cultural frame switching.
Schwartz, Seth J.; Benet-Martínez, Verónica; Knight, George P.; Unger, Jennifer B.; Zamboanga, Byron L.; Des Rosiers, Sabrina E.; Stephens, Dionne P.; Huang, Shi; Szapocznik, José
Psychological Assessment, Vol. 26 Issue 1 – 2014: 100 - 114

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Behavioral Ethics Meets Legal Ethics
Robbennolt, Jennifer K.
Annual Review of Law and Social Science, Vol. 11 Issue 1 – 2015: 150720190125003

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

New favorable Atkins SCOTUS decision: Brumfield v Cain


From SCOTUS blog.

  • Holding: Because the inmate’s evidence of intellectual disability satisfied the requirements of 28 U.S.C. § 2254(d)(2), he was entitled to have his claim based on Atkins v. Virginia, in which the Court held that the Constitution prohibits the execution of the mentally disabled, considered on the merits in federal court.
  • Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice Sotomayor on June 18, 2015. Justice Thomas filed a dissenting opinion in all but Part I-C, of which Chief Justice Roberts, Justice Scalia, and Justice Alito joined. Justice Alito filed a dissenting opinion, in which Chief Justice Roberts joined.
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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Sharing Standards to Guide the Use of Clinical Judgment in the Field of Intellectual Disability via BrowZine

Standards to Guide the Use of Clinical Judgment in the Field of Intellectual Disability
Luckasson, Ruth; Schalock, Robert L.
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Vol. 53 Issue 3 – 2015: 240 - 251

10.1352/1934-9556-53.3.240

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Monday, June 15, 2015

WAIS-IV US/Canadian norms controversy---articles for readers to review



I previously provided an FYI post on a hot topic in Canada...claims that the new WAIS-IV Canadian norms were flawed.  There are now three articles outlining the different arguments.  The three articles, published in JPA, can be found here, here, and here.

I continue to not comment on this controversy given my obvious conflict of interest as a coauthor of the competing WJ-IV.

Kevin McGrew

Another Flynn effect (norm obsolescence) meta-analysis

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A second massive meta-analysis of the Flynn effect (norm obsolescence) was recently published (Pietschnig & Voraseck, 2015).  The study investigated different Flynn effect ability domain effects (by Gf, Gc, Gv), and other moderating variables.  However, the most important conclusion is that the authors conclude that the 3 IQ points per decade rule-of-thumb appears to be the best estimate of the FE on global IQ scores.  This conclusion is consistent with the Trahan et al. (2014) meta-analysis and the recent AAIDD recommendation.


AAIDD chapters on intellectual functioning and the Flynn effect - overdue post

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It has been along time since I've been able to devote time to any of my three professional blogs.  I have been unbelievably busy with travel and professional presentations.  In fact, I have been so busy that I failed to feature two of my own recent Atkin's death penalty related book chapters that appeared in the new AAIDD book "Determining Intellectual Disability in the courts: Focus on capital cases." I have made these two chapters available via the MindHub web portal but do not believe I featured them at this blog (or at IQ's Corner).  One chapter deals with assessment of intellectual functioning issues and the other IQ test norm obsolescence (aka., the Flynn Effect).  The references (with links) are below.

McGrew, K. (2015a). Intellectual functioning. In Polloway, E. (Ed.), Determining Intellectual Disability in the courts: Focus on capital cases (pp. 85-111). Washington, DC: American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

McGrew, K. (2015b). Norm obsolescence: The Flynn Effect. In Polloway, E. (Ed.), Determining Intellectual Disability in the courts: Focus on capital cases (pp. 155-169). Washington, DC: American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities