Degree: Clinical Psychology, University of Florida
Research Interests/Specialties: Psychopathology; Personality Disorders; Depression; Classification; Assessment
Joined ISU: August, 1986
Dr. Sprock received her B.A. in psychology in 1976 from the University of Miami, her M.A. in clinical psychology in 1980 from San Diego State University, and her Ph.D. in clinical psychology in 1986 from the University of Florida. She completed her clinical internship at the Veterans Administration Medical Center at Gainesville, Florida.
Dr. Sprock's primary research interests include psychopathology and psychiatric classification, particularly clinical decision making and variables that may bias diagnosis, the construct validity of diagnostic categories, and alternative models of classification. Most of her recent research has focused on the personality disorders and depressive disorders. One line of research has addressed the issue of sex bias in the diagnosis of personality disorders as a possible explanation for the higher rates of diagnosis of some personality disorders for women. A second area has investigated how clinicians conceptualize diagnostic categories, especially those that lack sufficient research to be included as an official category or that overlap with other constructs. A relatively new focus has been comparative research on the proposed dimensional models as alternatives to the current categorical diagnosis of personality disorders. Since most of her research examines diagnostic practices of clinicians through surveys, she is currently developing a methodology to collect data from clinicians via the internet using a web page format. Additional research interests include personality assessment (MMPI-2 and MCMI-III) and bibliometric studies of the psychopathology literature.
Dr. Sprock teaches graduate level courses in adult psychopathology and assessment. She is the Director of the Psychology Clinic and provides clinical supervision to doctoral students in the Psy.D. program. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and HSPP and has a limited clinical practice focusing mostly on diagnosis and assessment.
Sprock, J. (2009). Using the WAIS-IV in a neuropsychological Assessment. In Ch. 6, Aging and Cognitive Ability, J. Sattler & J.J. Ryan, Assessment with the WAIS-IV. San Diego, CA: Jerome M. Sattler Publisher, pp. 200-201.
Sprock, J. & Fredendall, L. (2008). comparison of Prototypic Cases of Depressive Personality Disorder and Dysthymic Disorder. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 64(12), 1-25.
Sprock, J. (2005). Cognitive Technologies Used in Assessment and Treatment of Psychological Disorders. International Journal of Cognitive Technology, 10(2), 40-44.
Sprock, J. & Herrmann, D. (2004). The focus on cognition in the psychopathology literature: A bibliometric analysis. International Journal of Cognitive Technology, 9(1), 4-19.
Crosby, J. & Sprock, J. (2004). The effect of patient sex and clinician sex and sex role in the diagnosis of Antisocial and Histrionic personality disorder. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 60(6), 1-22.
Sprock, J. (2003). Categorical versus dimensional diagnosis of prototypic and nonprototypic cases of personality disorders. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 59(9), 991-1014.
Sprock, J. (2002). A comparative study of the dimensions and the facets of the Five Factor Model in the diagnosis of cases of personality disorders. Journal of Personality Disorders, 16(5), 385-401.
Sprock, J., Crosby, J.P. & Nielsen, B.A. (2001). Effects of sex and sex role on the perceived maladaptiveness of DSM-IV personality disorder symptoms. Journal of Personality Disorders,15(1), 41-59.
Sprock, J. (2000). Invalid response sets in MMPI and MMPI-2 profiles of college students. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 60(6), 956-964.
Sprock, J., Rader, T., Kendall, J. & Yoder, C.Y. (2000). Neuropsychological functioning in patients with Borderline Personality Disorder. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 56(12), 1587-1600.
Sprock, J. (2000). Gender-typed behavioral examples of histrionic personality disorder. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 22(2), 107-122.
Sprock, J. & Herrmann, D. (2000). Relative size of the literatures for psychopathological disorders. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 56(4), 1-14.
Sprock, J. & Hunsucker, L. (1998) Symptoms of prototypic patients with passive-aggressive personality disorder: DSM-IIIR versus DSM-IV negativistic. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 39(5), 1-12.
Sprock, J. & Bienek, J. (1998). Barron's Ego Strength and Welsh's Anxiety and Repression Scales: A comparison of MMPI and MMPI-2. Journal of Personality Assessment, 70(3), 505-512.
Sprock, J. & Yoder, C.Y. (1997). Women and depression: An update on the report of the APA Task Force. Sex Roles, 36, 269-303.
Sprock, J. (1996). Abnormality ratings of the DSM-IIIR personality disorder criteria for males versus females. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 184, 314-316.
Sprock, J. (1995). Book review of G. Winokur's Mania and Depression: A Classification of Syndrome and Disease, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991. Contemporary Psychology, 40, 310-312.
Sprock, J. & Blashfield, R.K. (1991). Classification and Nosology. In M. Hersen, A.E. Kazdin & A.S. Bellack (Eds.), The Clinical Psychology Handbook (2nd ed., pp. 329-344). New York: Pergamon Press.
Blashfield, R.K., Sprock, J. & Fuller, K. (1990). Suggested guidelines for inclusion/exclusion of categories in the DSM-IV. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 31(1), 15-19.
Sprock, J., Blashfield, R.K. & Smith, B.A. (1990). Gender weighting of DSM-III-R personality disorder criteria. American Journal of Psychiatry, 147, 586-590.
Blashfield, R.K., Sprock, J., Haymaker, D. & Hodgin, J. (1989). The family resemblance hypothesis applied to psychiatric classification. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 177, 492-497.
Sprock, J. (1988). Classification of schizoaffective disorder. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 29, 55-71.
Blashfield, R.K., Sprock, J., Pinkston, K. & Hodgin, J. (1985). Exemplar prototypes of personality disorder diagnoses. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 26, 11-21.
Sprock, J. (1985). Classification of depression. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 26, 404-420.
Saccuzzo, D.P., Braff, D.L., Sprock, J. & Sudik, N. (1984). The schizophrenia spectrum: A study of the relationship among the Rorschach, MMPI, and visual backward masking. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 40, 1288-1294.
Sprock, J. & Blashfield, R.K. (1983). Classification and nosology. In M. Hersen, A.E. Kazdin & A.S. Bellack (Eds.), The Clinical Psychology Handbook (pp. 289-307). New York: Pergamon Press.
Sprock, J., Braff, D.L., Saccuzzo, D.P. & Atkinson, J.H. (1983). The relationship of depression and thought disorder in pain patients. British Journal of Medical Psychology, 56, 351-360.
Saccuzzo, D.P., Braff, D.L. & Sprock, J. (1981). The effect of mental retardation and schizophrenia on information processing. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 170, 102-106.