Howard N. Garb
Wilford Hall Medical Center
Rorschach testPsychoanalysisTest validityMental healthDevelopmental psychologyPsychologyPsychological testingMinnesota Multiphasic Personality InventoryCognitionPsychometricsPersonality Assessment InventoryProjective testPersonalityTest (assessment)Personality testPoison controlPsychotherapistClinical psychologyApplied psychologySocial psychology
70Publications
25H-index
2,326Citations
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#1Howard N. GarbH-Index: 25
#2James M. Wood (UTEP: University of Texas at El Paso)H-Index: 30
: Thirty years ago, Dawes, Faust, and Meehl (1989) argued that mental health professionals should routinely use statistical prediction rules to describe and diagnose clients, predict behaviors, and formulate treatment plans. Subsequent research has supported their claim that statistical prediction performs well when compared to clinical judgment. However, many of the things we thought we knew about statistical prediction have changed. The purpose of this literature review is to describe methodol...
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#1Howard N. GarbH-Index: 25
#2James M. Wood (University of Texas at Austin)H-Index: 30
Last. Monty T. BakerH-Index: 14
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: Screening for public safety positions (e.g., police officers, fire fighters, military service members) is a difficult and challenging task. Notably, the military has been widely criticized because of the general lack of an empirically based system or program for mental health screening. The purpose of the present study is to describe the use of statistical prediction rules for this task. Prediction rules were derived and validated using U.S. Air Force (USAF) recruits in basic military training...
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#1Serena Bezdjian (California State University, Monterey Bay)H-Index: 3
#1Serena BezdjianH-Index: 15
Last. Howard N. GarbH-Index: 25
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: Results are presented for the largest study (N = 53,692) ever conducted on the 25-item Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale (CD-RISC), a popular measure of resilience. We examined the internal consistency of the CD-RISC items and associated mean resilience levels within a sample of enlisted basic trainees in the United States Air Force. In addition, the predictive validity of the CD-RISC Total Score was examined for real-life military outcomes, including attrition from service and mental health di...
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#2Serena Bezdjian (California State University, Monterey Bay)H-Index: 3
Last. Howard N. GarbH-Index: 25
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The United States Air Force Deployment Transition Center (DTC) operates a 2-day third-location decompression program that commenced operations during the summer of 2010 in Ramstein, Germany, with t...
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#1Serena Bezdjian (California State University, Monterey Bay)H-Index: 3
#1Serena BezdjianH-Index: 15
Last. Howard N. GarbH-Index: 25
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Suicide and suicidal ideation are serious public health concerns. Accurate detection and assessment are critical first steps in addressing this challenging issue. The present study examined self-reported suicidal ideation in a sample of United States Air Force enlisted active duty basic trainees (N = 470) using the Multidimensional Suicide Inventory (MSI-28). Exploratory factor analyses revealed a 4-factor structure for the MSI-28 in this sample. Together, these 4 factors explained approximately...
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#1Howard N. GarbH-Index: 25
#2Scott O. LilienfeldH-Index: 73
Last. Katherine A. FowlerH-Index: 7
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#1James M. Wood (UTEP: University of Texas at El Paso)H-Index: 30
#2Howard N. GarbH-Index: 25
Last. Misty C. Duke (UTEP: University of Texas at El Paso)H-Index: 2
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We comment on the meta-analysis by Mihura, Meyer, Dumitrascu, and Bombel (2013), which examined the validity of scores in Exner's Comprehensive System (CS) for the Rorschach. First, we agree there is compelling evidence that 4 categories of cognitive scores-the "Rorschach cognitive quartet"-are related to cognitive ability/impairment and thought disorder. We now feel comfortable endorsing the use of these scores in some applied and research settings. Second, we conducted new meta-analyses (k = 4...
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#1Howard N. GarbH-Index: 25
#2James M. Wood (UTEP: University of Texas at El Paso)H-Index: 30
Last. Wendy J. TravisH-Index: 6
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Results are presented for suitability screening conducted by the United States Air Force during basic military training. The Lackland Behavioral Questionnaire has been used operationally since 2007...
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#1Howard N. GarbH-Index: 25
#2James M. WoodH-Index: 30
Last. Edna R. Fiedler (National Space Biomedical Research Institute)H-Index: 10
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Using 65 items from a mental health screening questionnaire, the History Opinion Inventory–Revised (HOI-R), the present study compared three strategies of scale construction—(1) internal (based on factor analysis), (2) external (based on empirical performance) and (3) intuitive (based on clinicians’ opinion)—to predict whether 203,595 U.S. Air Force trainees would be discharged early for mental health or behavior-related reasons within a 4-year follow-up period. The external strategy significant...
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#1Scott O. Lilienfeld (Emory University)H-Index: 73
#2Howard N. GarbH-Index: 25
Last. James M. WoodH-Index: 30
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: In a recent article in this journal, Poston and Hanson (2010) reported a meta-analysis of 17 studies on the use of psychological assessment as a therapeutic intervention (PATI) and concluded that "psychological assessment procedures--when combined with personalized, collaborative, and highly involving test feedback--have positive, clinically meaningful effects on treatment" (Poston & Hanson, 2010, p. 203). Although extant data suggest that PATI can sometimes exert positive effects, Poston and ...
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