A great pioneer of clinical science remembered: introduction to the special issue in honor of Paul E. Meehl.

Scott O. Lilienfeld, Niels G. Waller

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Abstract

In this special issue, the seminal contributions to clinical psychology of Paul E. Meehl, who passed away in 2003, are commemorated. The nine articles comprising this special issue chronicle Meehl's remarkable intellectual biography and examine his influence on diverse domains of psychology, including the clinical versus actuarial prediction debate, the cognitive activity of the clinician, personality assessment and trait theory, the etiology of schizophrenia, the shortcomings of statistical significance testing, and the use of metascientific methods to evaluate competing models of human nature. These articles illustrate not only Meehl's legendary brilliance but also his pivotal role in forcing clinical psychologists to think more clearly and incisively about their subject matter. 2005 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1201-1207
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of clinical psychology
Volume61
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2005

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