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MMPI Instruments

Assessing Personality and Psychopathology

Sixth Edition

John R. Graham, Carlo O. C. Veltri, and Tayla T. C. Lee

Publication Date - June 2022

ISBN: 9780190065560

640 pages
Paperback
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

In Stock

Retail Price to Students: $155.95

Description

MMPI Instruments: Assessing Personality and Psychopathology 6th edition provides a bridge for graduate students and clinicians alike in navigating the changes and updates to the MMPI, including the recently released MMPI-3.

The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) family of instruments are the most widely used tests of personality and psychopathology in the United States and are commonly used in countries around the world. They are used in inpatient and outpatient mental health settings, medical centers, and correctional settings. MMPI instruments are also used in the screening of applicants for jobs that involve public trust and safety. They are frequently admitted as evidence in civil and criminal legal proceedings.

Now available as an ebook, in several formats including RedShelf, VitalSource, and Chegg. All major devices are supported.

New to this Edition

  • New chapter on the MMPI-3
  • New chapter on the MMPI-A-RF
  • Updated research on the MMPI-2, MMPI-2-RF, and MMPI-A

Features

  • This text contributes to more effective and appropriate use of the MMPI instruments in assessing personality and psychopathology.
  • In this book, the MMPI scales are placed in their historical context, informing both their current use as well as identifying areas in need of future research.
  • This new edition serves as a bridge to help clinicians, graduate students, and teachers who use the MMPI instruments cross the turbulent waters of transition and remain grounded in empirically based assessment practices.

About the Author(s)

John R. Graham is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Kent State University. He began his work with the MMPI during his graduate training at the University of North Carolina in the 1960's. He is the author of several books about the MMPI instruments and their applications as well as numerous empirical articles. He played a major role in the development of the MMPI-2 and MMPI-A and has taught workshops on the MMPI instruments throughout the world.

Carlo Veltri is Associate Professor of Psychology at St. Olaf College where he regularly teaches courses in psychology of personality, psychopathology, and forensic psychology. He received his PhD working under John Graham at Kent State.

Tayla T.C. Lee, PhD, HSPP is an Associate Professor of Psychological Science at Ball State University. Dr. Lee received her PhD in clinical psychology from Kent State University and completed post-doctoral training at Indiana University – Bloomington. Dr. Lee’s research investigates cognitive and personality mechanisms influencing externalizing disorders, as well as individual differences explanations for comorbidity between internalizing and externalizing problems. She has a second program of research that focuses on psychological assessment, especially the validity of scales from the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory family of instruments (i.e., MMPI-2-RF and MMPI-A-RF). Dr. Lee is an associate editor for the Journal of Personality Assessment and a consulting editor for Psychological Assessment and the Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings. Dr. Lee teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in psychopathology, psychological assessment, and quantitative methods. She routinely conducts professional workshops in these areas, as well. Dr. Lee has extensive clinical experience in psychological assessment of adolescents and adults. She is a licensed psychologist in the state of Indiana and maintains a private practice conducting forensic assessments.

Table of Contents

    1. DEVELOPMENT OF THE MMPI AND MMPI-2
    Development of the Original MMPI 1
    Development of the MMPI-2

    2. ADMINISTRATION AND SCORING
    Qualifications of Test Users
    Who Can Take the MMPI-2?
    Administering The MMPI-2
    Testing Materials
    Scoring the MMPI-2
    T-Score Transformations
    MMPI-2 Profiles

    3 THE VALIDITY SCALES
    Qualifications of Test Users
    Who Can Take the MMPI-2?
    Administering The MMPI-2
    Testing Materials
    Scoring the MMPI-2
    T-Score Transformations
    MMPI-2 Profiles

    3 THE VALIDITY SCALES
    Scales Assessing Non-Content-Based Invalid Responding
    Scales Assessing Content-Based Invalid Responding
    Other Validity Indicators
    Profile Invalidity

    4 THE CLINICAL SCALES
    Reliability of Clinical Scales
    Validity of Clinical Scales
    Defining High and Low Scores on Clinical Scales 45 Interpretation of Scores on Clinical Scales 46 Scale 1 (Hypochondriasis)
    Scale 2 (Depression)
    Scale 3 (Hysteria)
    Scale 4 (Psychopathic Deviate)
    Scale 5 (Masculinity-Femininity) 56 Scale 6 (Paranoia)
    Scale 7 (Psychasthenia)
    Scale 8 (Schizophrenia)
    Scale 9 (Hypomania)
    Scale 0 (Social Introversion)

    5 CODE TYPES
    Determining Code Types
    Reliability of Code Types
    Validity of Code Types
    Interpretive Guidelines for Two-point Code Types
    Interpretive Guidelines for Three-point Code Types
    Other Configural Aspects

    6 CONTENT INTERPRETATION
    The Harris-Lingoes Subscales
    Subscales for Scale 0
    The MMPI-2 Content Scales
    Critical Items

    7 RESTRUCTURED CLINICAL (RC) AND PERSONALITY PSYCHOPATHOLOGY FIVE (PSY-5) SCALES
    Restructured Clinical (RC) Scales
    Personality Psychopathology Five (PSY-5) Scales

    8 SUPPLEMENTARY SCALES
    Anxiety (A) and Repression (R) Scales
    Ego Strength (Es) Scale
    Dominance (Do) Scale
    Social Responsibility (Re) Scale
    College Maladjustment (Mt) Scale
    Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PK) Scale
    Marital Distress Scale (MDS)
    Hostility (Ho) Scale
    Overcontrolled-Hostility (O-H) Scale
    MacAndrew Alcoholism Scale-Revised (MAC-R)
    Addiction Admission Scale (AAS)
    Addiction Potential Scale (APS)
    Masculine Gender Role (GM) and Feminine Gender Role (GF) Scales

    9 CULTURAL AND CONTEXTUAL CONSIDERATIONS
    Adolescents
    Older Adults
    Underrepresented Racial and Ethnic Groups
    Medical Patients
    Personnel Screening

    10 FORENSIC APPLICATIONS OF THE MMPI-2
    Admissibility of MMPI-2 Evidence
    Some Important Issues in Using the MMPI-2 in Forensic Settings 202 Some Forensic Uses of the MMPI-2
    Presenting Expert Opinions Based on the MMPI-2 217 Correctional Settings

    11 AN INTERPRETIVE STRATEGY
    A General Strategy
    An Illustrative Case
    Additional Practice Cases
    Giving MMPI-2 Feedback
    Chapter Appendix

    12 MMPI-2 RESTRUCTURED FORM (MMPI-2-RF)
    Development of the MMPI-2-RF Scales
    Administration and Scoring
    Psychometric Characteristics Interpretation
    Closing Comments
    Chapter Appendix

    13 MMPI-3
    Development of the MMPI-3
    Administration and Scoring
    Psychometric Characteristics
    Interpretation
    Illustrative Case
    MMPI-3 Versus MMPI-2/MMPI-2-RF
    Chapter Appendix

    14 ASSESSING ADOLESCENTS: THE MMPI-A
    who Can Take the MMPI-A?
    Development of the MMPI-A
    Administration and Scoring
    MMPI-A Scales and Their Psychometric Characteristics
    Interpreting MMPI-A Validity Scale Scores
    Interpreting the MMPI-A Clinical Scales
    Interpreting the MMPI-A Supplementary Scales
    Interpreting the MMPI-A Content Scales
    Interpreting Content Component Scales
    Interpreting Personality Psychopathology Five (PSY-5) Scales
    Interpreting MMPI-A Critical Items
    MMPI-A Interpretive Strategy
    Illustrative Case
    Chapter Appendix

    15 MMPI-A-RESTRUCTURED FORM (MMPI-A-RF)
    Who Can Take the MMPI-A-RF?
    Development of the MMPI-A-RF Scales
    Administration and Scoring
    Psychometric Characteristics
    MMPI-A Versus MMPI-A-RF
    Interpretation
    Closing Comments
    Chapter Appendix
    References
    Author Index
    Subject Index

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