Association for Psychological Science 22nd Annual Convention: Boston, MA

SSCP Distinguished Scientist Award Address

The Construction of a Scientific Diagnostic Manual

Friday May 28, 2010, 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM - Fairfax B

Thomas A. Widiger Thomas A. Widiger
University of Kentucky

The construction of DSM-V is currently in progress. This paper will provide a brief overview of the construction of prior versions of the diagnostic manual. Particular attention will be given to lessons learned from DSM-IV. Dr. Widiger will then discuss the problems and issues with the construction of DSM-V.

2010 Program Committee
Tyler S. Lorig, Washington and Lee University (Chair); Nalini Ambady, Tufts University; Abigail Baird, Vassar College; Sian Beilock, University of Chicago; Daniel Klein, Stony Brook University, The State University of New York; Richard Lewis, Pomona College; Kris Preacher, University of Kansas; Deidra Schleicher, Purdue University; Timothy Strauman, Duke University; Tracy Zinn, James Madison University