Measuring dissociation: comparison of alternative forms of the dissociative experiences scale.

@article{Wright1999MeasuringDC,
  title={Measuring dissociation: comparison of alternative forms of the dissociative experiences scale.},
  author={D. Bruce Wright and Elizabeth F. Loftus},
  journal={The American journal of psychology},
  year={1999},
  volume={112 4},
  pages={497-519}
}
The dissociative experiences scale (DES), developed by Bernstein and Putnam (1986), is commonly used to measure dissociation in clinical populations. It is often used with nonclinical populations to assess how levels of dissociation covary with other psychometric measures. When it is used with nonclinical populations, problems arise because the resulting scores can show severe floor effects and often are highly skewed. To remedy these problems, we developed alternative ways of measuring self… CONTINUE READING

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