Many of the current debates about validity in psychiatry and psychology are predicated on the unexpected failure to validate commonly used diagnostic categories. The recognition of this failure has resulted in what Thomas Kuhn calls a period of extraordinary science in which validation problems are given increased weight, alternatives are proposed, methodologies are debated, and philosophical and historical analyses are seen as more relevant than usual. In this important new title in the IPPP series, a group of leading thinkers in psychiatry, psychology, and philosophy offer alternative perspectives that address both the scientific and clinical aspects of psychiatric validation, emphasizing throughout their philosophical and historical considerations.
Table of Contents
- Chapter 2 Rethinking received views on the history of psychiatric nosology: Minor shifts, major continuities
- Chapter 3 Reality and utility unbound: An argument for dual-track nosologic validation
- Chapter 4 Validity, realism, and normativity
- Chapter 5 Natural and para-natural kinds in psychiatry
- Chapter 6 The background assumptions of measurement practices in psychological assessment and psychiatric diagnosis
- Chapter 7 Neuroimaging in psychiatry: Epistemological considerations
- Chapter 8 Translational validity across neuroscience and psychiatry
- Chapter 9 Psychiatry, objectivity, and realism about value
- Chapter 10 Scientific validity in psychiatry: Necessarily a moving target?
- Chapter 11 The importance of structural validity
- Chapter 12 Validation of psychiatric classifications: The psychobiological model of personality as an exemplar
- Chapter 13 Person-centered integrative diagnosis: Bases, models, and guides
- Chapter 14 The four domains of mental illness (FDMI): An alternative to the DSM-5