MMPI-2 : Assessing Personality and Psychopathology

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2005-08-25
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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The MMPI-2 is the most widely used personality test in the United States and around the world. It is employed in mental health settings, medical centers, and correctional programs, and is frequently admitted as evidence in legal proceedings. In addition, use of the MMPI-2 in the process ofscreening applicants for jobs that involve public trust and safety is spreading rapidly. The fourth edition of MMPI-2: Assessing Personality and Psychopathology describes effective uses of the MMPI-2 and explains how to accurately interpret test results. Current and comprehensive, it presents detailed instructions for administering, scoring, and coding the MMPI-2. It also discusses themost recent interpretations of the test's validity, clinical content, and supplementary scales; illustrating points with case studies and examples. In addition, the book covers two new sets of scales: the Restructured Clinical (RC) scales, which help focus the interpretation of the original clinicalscales; and the Personality Psychopathology 5 (PSY-5) scales, which assess major dimensions of normal and abnormal personality. MMPI-2: Assessing Personality and Psychopathology, Fourth Edition, is ideal for graduate courses in psychological assessment and an indispensable guide for researchers and clinicians working in personality assessment. Features BLIncorporates new information from recent empirical research studies BLCovers the latest developments in supplementary scales BLDiscusses using the MMPI-2 with such diverse population groups as older adults, ethnic minorities, medical patients, and prisoners BLIncludes the latest information on computerized administration, scoring, and interpretation of test results BLProvides expanded technical material

Author Biography

John R. Graham is Professor of Psychology at Kent State University.

Table of Contents

Development of the MMPI and MMPI-2
Administration and Scoring
The Validity Scales
The Clinical Scales
Profile Configurations
Content Interpretation
Supplementary Scales
Psychometric Considerations
Use with Special Groups
An Interpretive Strategy
Computerized Administration, Scoring, and Interpretation
Assessing Adolescents: The MMPI-A
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