IRVA

Jerry Livesay, Ph.D.

Jerry Livesay, Ph.D.
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Jerry Livesay, Ph.D. received a B.A. in education from Emory and Henry College, M.A. in clinical psychology from Radford University, Certification in Forensic Evaluation from the Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy at the University of Virginia, Advanced Graduate Training in School Psychology at the College of William and Mary and the PhD in General Experimental Psychology at United States International University. Dr. Livesay was formerly the coordinator of Psychological Services at the Pain Treatment Centers of San Diego and for eight years was the Dean and Psychology Program Director of the California Institute for Human Science (CIHS). At CIHS, Dr. Livesay was instrumental in developing the curriculum and research foci of a state approved graduate specialization program in Parapsychology. He has published extensively in the area of Cognitive Psychophysiology relative to covert speech behavior during silent language information processing activity. Currently, Dr. Livesay is a psychotherapist with the Union of Pan Asian Communities and teaches Psychology at USIU and CSPP in San Diego, CA.

IRVA 2001 - Phenomenological Methodology for Personality Profiling:
A Predictive Validity Study of Slobodan Milosevic

Abstract:

A unique method for "at distance" characterlogical profiling that combines remote sensing with traditional standardized personality test administration, scoring and interpretation is presented relative to a pilot assessment of former Yugoslavian President Slobodan Milosevic. This method requires the examiner or a cohort to intuitively enter the phenomenal field of the target examinee.

Phenomenological profiling attempts to "retrofit" the target examinee's primary personality traits as most likely measured by the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory - Second Edition (MMPI-2) and the Eysenck Personality Questionnaire - Revised (EPQ-R.)

The prediction of impulsive suicidal behavior from personality test results is exceptionally rare, Yet Milosevic's report concludes "Milosevic would probably show agitated depression. It is quite possible that this agitated depression might be accompanied by impulsive, although subintendent, self-destructive gestures." This prediction was confirmed nearly two (2) years later.