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Dr. Hal Shorey Named Consulting Editor to the Journal of Personality Assessment

Dr. Hal Shorey, assistant professor in the Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology at Widener University, has been named as a consulting editor to the Journal of Personality Assessment (JPA), a leading journal in the area of clinical psychology. Shorey also serves as director of Organizational Development Services and the psychology and business joint degree program at Widener.shorey

The JPA is the official journal of the Society for Personality Assessment. Its aim is to publish papers on the methods and processes related to the psychological assessment of personality, both normative and pathological. The journal regularly publishes three sections that focus upon some of its broad areas of interest: statistical developments and applications, clinical case applications, and personality assessment in the diagnostic manuals.

"I'm looking forward to taking on the role as a consulting editor for such a prominent publication in our field," Shorey said. "As a consulting editor I will review approximately eight manuscripts per year focusing on my specialty areas in assessment, psychometrics, and scale development, and make recommendations as to whether or not to publish them in the journal."

Shorey received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Kansas, where he also minored in quantitative psychology. He also received his master's in clinical psychology from the University of Kansas, and his bachelor's in psychology California State University. He has authored and co-authored multiple papers on the psychometric properties of measurement instruments and the use of such instruments to predict real-world outcomes.

In addition to his research and scholarship, Shorey directs Widener's Organizational Development Services unit and the Psychology and Business Joint Degree Program. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, Society for Personality Assessment, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and Society for Consulting Psychology.

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