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Balashova E.Yu. The time perspective of neuropsychological diagnostics: the path to the future through the difficult today

Full text in Russian: Балашова Е.Ю. Временная перспектива  нейропсихологической диагностики: путь к будущему через сложное настоящее

Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
Psychological Institute, Moscow, Russia
Mental Health Research Center, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Moscow, Russia

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The author discusses a wide range of questions related to the current state and prospects of development of neuropsychological diagnostics. Neuropsychological diagnosis is necessery in different areas of health and education; it has great potential in the implementation of the factorial analysis of syndromes’ disorders of mental functions, in the definition of localization and lateralization of brain lesions. However, neuropsychological diagnostics today is facing a number of serious problems both methodical and methodological. These problems relate to the quality and accessibility for professionals classical stimulus materials and their modern versions, which can be used in diagnostic procedures as well as the lack of sufficient controlling indicators. Particular attention is given to the discussion of the advantages and disadvantages connected with the lack of a clear regulation of the procedural aspects of neuropsychological diagnostics, as well as the need to correlate the information obtained in the application of traditional qualitative methods and modern screening methods of assessing mental functions. The article provides a detailed analysis of all these problems.

Keywords: clinical psychology, neuropsychology, diagnostics, time perspective, capabilities, limitations


The study was supported by Russian Foundation for Humanities, project 14-06-00640


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Received 18 May 2016. Date of publication: 17 December 2016.

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Balashova Elena Yu. Ph.D., Leading Research Associate, Lomonosov Moscow State University, ul. Mokhovaya, 11–9, 125009 Moscow, Russia; Senior Research Associate, Psychological Institute, ul. Mokhovaya, 9–4, 125009 Moscow, Russia; Senior Research Associate, Mental Health Research Center, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Kashirskoe sh., 34, 115522 Moscow, Russia.
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Balashova E.Y. The time perspective of neuropsychological diagnostics: the path to the future through the difficult today. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2016, Vol. 9, No. 50, p. 2. (in Russian, abstr. in English).

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